Apple Mac Air 2018. Photo: Apple
Apple Mac Air 2018. Photo: Apple

Apple finally updates its Mac Air and Mac mini - Check it out

By Gabriella Steyn Time of article published Nov 1, 2018

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CAPE TOWN – Apple has launched a new MacBook Air and a new Mac Mini at an event in New York.

The MacBook Air


The display on the new MacBook Air has a 13.3-inch Retina Display with 4 million pixels with the FaceTime camera at the top of the display.

Inside the Air users can find an 8th-Gen Intel Core i5 CPU, 16GB of 2,133MHz RAM, and 1.5TB SSD storage.

The device has two Thunderbolt 3 ports with USB-C interfaces.

Apple promises users that the battery can last up to 12 hours of wireless web browsing and 13 hours of video playback, thanks to this hardware, added Apple.

The size of the MacBook Air has also been improved, and the latest model has 17% less volume than its predecessor.

It is 15.6mm thick, 10% thinner than the previous Air and weighs 1.25kg.

The Mac Mini


After not being touched for years, Apple has finally decided to upgrade the Mac Mini with Intel 8th-generation processors, with either quad-core or hexa-core configurations.

Apple’s new Mac Mini has 8GB RAM which can be upgraded to up to 64GB of memory.

The device will feature solid state storage, with capacities ranging from 128GB to 2TB.

The Mac Mini also includes Apple’s new T2 security chip, which offers HEVC video transcoding. 

Apple said the basic version of the Mac Mini will feature 8GB RAM, a 128GB SSD, and an Intel 8th-gen quad-core processor.

Local pricing for both devices are yet to be announced. 


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