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Apple MacBook Air 2020
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    • Super slow 1.1GHz dual-core i3 chip ($250 for 4 core i7, but also 1.2Ghz)
    • 256GB soldered NVMe SSD (and same exorbitant price to push it up to 2TB - $800, around 5x of market prices)
    • T2 chip for lack of repairability
    • $999 for base (edu price is $899)
    800 x 526 - 87K
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  • PR

    Apple today updated MacBook Air, the world’s most loved notebook, with faster performance, the new Magic Keyboard, twice the storage and a new lower price of $999, and $899 for education.1 The new MacBook Air delivers up to two times faster CPU performance2 and up to 80 percent faster graphics performance,3 letting customers breeze through daily activities and play more games. Now starting with 256GB of storage, MacBook Air allows customers to store even more movies, photos and files. With its brilliant 13-inch Retina display for vivid images and sharp text, Touch ID for easy login and secure online purchases, spacious trackpad, and all-day battery life combined with the power of macOS Catalina, it’s the best MacBook Air ever made. “From students and consumers buying their first computer to customers looking to upgrade, everyone loves the Mac, and they especially love MacBook Air. 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 $999 and an even lower price of $899 for education,” said Tom Boger, Apple’s senior director of Mac and iPad Product Marketing. “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.”

    Faster Everyday Performance

    Offering quad-core processors for the first time, MacBook Air now delivers even more speed across everyday activities, from organizing photos and creating presentations to editing videos. Featuring the latest 10th-generation Intel Core processors up to 1.2GHz quad-core Core i7 with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.8GHz, MacBook Air delivers up to two times faster performance when compared to the previous generation. And with Intel Iris Plus Graphics, MacBook Air now delivers up to 80 percent faster graphics performance, so graphics-intensive activities like playing games and editing video are faster than ever.

    New Magic Keyboard

    MacBook Air now features the new Magic Keyboard, first introduced on the 16-inch MacBook Pro. A redesigned scissor mechanism delivers 1mm of key travel for a comfortable and stable key feel, while the new inverted-“T” arrangement for the arrow keys makes them easier to find without looking down. MacBook Air features a stunning unibody wedge design made from 100 percent recycled aluminum and comes in three finishes — gold, silver and space gray. The 13-inch Retina display delivers over 4 million pixels and millions of colors, so whether customers are reading an email, enjoying a movie or editing their photos, text is razor sharp and images are more true to life.

    Double the Storage

    MacBook Air now starts with 256GB of storage, double that of the previous generation, so customers can store even more movies, photos and files. And for those who need even more storage capacity, MacBook Air offers up to a 2TB SSD, double the previous maximum storage.

    Built-in Security and Privacy

    MacBook Air comes with the Apple T2 Security Chip, Apple’s own custom-designed second-generation silicon, which checks that software loaded during the boot process has not been tampered with and provides on-the-fly data encryption for everything stored on the SSD. This allows MacBook Air and any Mac with the T2 chip to deliver the most secure boot process and storage of any notebook. The T2 also protects Touch ID information, so whether customers are unlocking their Mac, entering an online password or making online purchases, their information stays safe.

    Additional Features

    • A three-mic array for more clear voice capture for FaceTime calls with friends and family.
    • The industry-best Force Touch trackpad for precise cursor control and multi-touch navigation.
    • Thunderbolt 3 ports for data transfer, charging and video output in a single connector.
    • Support for up to a 6K external display, a first for MacBook Air.
    • Advanced stereo speakers for immersive, wide stereo sound for activities like watching Apple TV+ content or playing games in Apple Arcade.
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  • CPUs they use


    730 x 280 - 45K
  • And already $50 discounts


  • Cooling is same horrible mess (unchanged from very bad 2018 model) where blower is located far away and cheap alu heatsink is used without any heatpipes and copper fins (almost all competition have such even in their low power devices).



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  • During tests with the new 2020 Apple MacBook Air, we noticed that the display is around 30% brighter when you use Windows.

    The value for macOS is 415 cd/m², but the value for Windows is 547 cd/m².

    This is example of capitalist scum imposing intentional limit to sale you more expenive product.

    This is why management of any capitalist corporation are enemies of the people.