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Apple Doubles Storage, Lowers RRP On New MacBook Air

Apple's 2020 MacBook Air.

Apple has released the newest version of its MacBook Air laptop, which features expanded storage and improved performance alongside the Magic Keyboard, and at a lower RRP.

The new MacBook Air starts with 256GB of storage and goes up to a 2TB SSD, and Apple says it offers up to two times faster CPU performance and 80 per cent faster graphics performance. The laptop uses quad-core processors for the first time.

According to Tom Boger, Apple’s senior director of Mac and iPad Product Marketing, the MacBook Air is popular among students and consumers buying their first computer, as well as existing customers looking to upgrade.

“Today we’re giving it a huge update, with two times faster performance, the new Magic Keyboard, double the storage, a new lower price of RRP A$1599 inc. GST and an even lower price of RRP A$1439 inc. GST for education.

“With its stunning, thin and light design, brilliant Retina display, all-day battery life and the power and ease-of-use of macOS, MacBook Air is the world’s best consumer notebook,” he said.

The new MacBook Air features a 13-inch retina display, and comes in gold, space grey, and silver finishes. It incorporates the Magic Keyboard from the 16-inch MacBook Pro, and also includes the Apple T2 Security Chip for built-in security and privacy, as well as the latest version of macOS, Catalina.

Last year’s MacBook Air cost A$1699, or A$1549 for students. Apple has also updated the Mac mini, doubling storage capacity on both standard configurations.

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