There are 3 big changes in 2020’s MacBook Air. First is the Keyboard. Apple got rid of butterfly switches, which are not user friendly and terrible. They have gone back to scissor switches which they call Magic Keyboard, fancy name as always from Apple. Second, they have upgraded the processor. Both CPU & GPU are 10th Generation Intel. It’s not a massive boost but it is significant. It is sufficient for MacBook Air. Third, actually it’s not a feature but it is very important. It’s the price of the product. They have reduced the price by $100. Also increased the storage of base model to 256 GB.
It is very good that finally Apple did something to the MacBook Air after many years of disappointment. This laptop is recommended for a basic user who wants to own an Apple device. You have two options to choose from i.e., i3 or i5 processor. Base model i3 comes for $999 & i5 base model comes at $1299.
Both the versions carry 8 GB RAM. i3 comes with 256 GB storage and i5 with 512 GB. It is suggested to go with i5 as it provides little better performance and more storage.
- MacBook Air automatically starts up when you lift the lid. Setup Assistant helps get you up and running.
- Two Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports: Charge your computer, transfer data at Thunderbolt speeds (up to 40 Gbps), connect to a display or projector, and more.
- 3.5 mm headphone jack: Plug in stereo headphones or external speakers to listen to your favorite music or movies.
- FaceTime HD camera: Make FaceTime video calls or take pictures and video. If the light is glowing, the camera is on.
- Touch ID (the power button): Press to turn on your MacBook Air (or just lift the lid). When you first start up or restart, you need to log in by typing your password. After you set up Touch ID, you can authenticate with a touch instead of typing your password (after your first login), and use Touch ID for Apple Pay purchases.
- Microphones: Talk with friends or record audio with multiple built-in microphones.
- Force Touch trackpad: Control your MacBook Air with gestures. The entire trackpad surface acts as a button so you can easily click anywhere.