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Apple Updates the MacBook Air and Mac mini

In addition to yesterday’s announcement of a new pair of iPad Pro models, there were two other updates, to the MacBook Air and the Mac mini. Let us start with the Mac mini, as it is the more minor of the updates.

Mac mini

The Mac mini got a minor bump in base storage. The $799 Mac mini now comes with 256GB of storage standard, and the $1099 model starts at 512GB of storage. No other changes were made to the Mac mini. Now, let us look at the MacBook Air.

Macbook Air

Apple updated the MacBook Air with a few new features. The first of these is a new lower price of $999 for the base model. This lower price will get you a 1.1GHz dual-core 10th generation Intel Core i3 processor, which means that the performance may be up to 2x, according to Apple. This can be configured with a 1.1GHz Core i5 or a 1.2GHz Core i7 processor.

Along with the updated processors, you will also get 256GB of storage; which is double the previous amount of 128GB. These are configurable up to 2TB of storage, if you need that much. The memory is a faster LPDDR4X. The previous models had LPDDR3 memory, so this memory difference is definitely part of the overall speed increase.

The next change is the fact that the MacBook Air can be connected to a 6K monitor up to a resolution of 6016-by-3384 at 60Hz. It is not likely that you will want to use the MacBook Air with a 6K monitor, but if you need to, you are able to do just that.

The last change is the biggest one, the keyboard. The previous MacBook Air used the “butterfly” keys, which could be problematic. The new keyboard is called the “Magic Keyboard”, and is similar to the keyboard on the 16-inch MacBook Pro. There is 1mm of travel instead of the 0.6mm of travel seen on the previous keyboard.

The MacBook Air is available for order now and will begin delivering next week.

Source: Apple

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