MacBook Air: Thin, Light, and Productive
When Apple's Steve Jobs announced the original MacBook Air in 2008 by pulling it out of a yellow manila envelope, the company effectively established a new category of laptop computers. These ultra-thin, ultra-portable, and fully productive machines made it easier than ever to get things done on the go, and look good doing it.
In 2018 Apple refreshed the MacBook Air line, increasing its capabilities and giving it new features while retaining the signature slim profile. Apple also discontinued the MacBook Air 11-inch model, moving forward with the 13-inch form factor.
So Thin and So Stylish
The sleek, iconic wedge design of the Apple MacBook Air instantly identifies it as a machine designed for both portability and style. At its thickest point it's only 1.56cm, and it tapers off to an amazingly thin 0.41cm. With a form factor this slim, you can see how easy it is to slip this amazingly stylish laptop into your bag as you head out the door.
Retina Display: Don't Forget to Blink
The MacBook Air's 13.3" Retina display features four times as many pixels as a Full HD screen, providing razor-sharp clarity for images, videos, text, and games. The display features 48% more colours than the previous generation, and the reduced bezels means you get even more of the gorgeous screen.
Touch ID: Tap into a New Level of Convenience
The new MacBook Air comes with a dedicated Touch ID sensor, which lets you use your fingerprint to unlock the laptop or use Apple Pay to make purchases online. Just touch the sensor and watch the magic happen.
Power and Productivity
Packed with an 8th-generation Intel Core i5 processor, up to 16GB of memory, and up to 1.5TB of storage, the MacBook Air gives you the performance you need to browse your favourite sites, create presentations, and edit videos in iMovie.
The MacBook Air is equipped with up to 12 hours of battery life, so it can get you through your workday and into the evening as well.
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Apple Desktop and Laptop Buying Guide — Best Buy Canada