In addition to the new iPad Pro, Apple yesterday also introduced a redesigned MacBook Air. One of the most important innovations of the compact Apple laptop is the 1.2 GHz QuadCore i7 Intel processor, which is now optionally available here for the first time. In addition, Apple has lowered the entry price for MacBook Air from 1,249 euros to 1,199 euros compared to the previous generation.
For many, perhaps the most important innovation of the new MacBook Air is Apple's departure from the much-criticised butterfly keyboard to the new scissor keyboard. Especially frequent writers will learn to appreciate MacBook Air anew.
The storage capacity of the SSD has also grown from 128 GB (max. 1 TB) to 256 GB (max. 2 TB). The RAM size remains unchanged at 8GB (max. 16GB), the display resolution (2,560 x 1,600) and the interface configuration of 2x USB-C.
The integrated GPU of the new MacBook Air has also been improved. It now consists of an Intel Iris Plus (previously Intel UHD Graphics 617), which for the first time allows the control of external 6K displays. Apple has (unfortunately) left the WIFI standard at 802.11ac and thus WIFI 5, just like with the last MacBook Air. If you want to use the faster WIFI 6 standard (which provides more speed in the network, especially with multiple logged-in devices), Apple currently offers either the iPhone 11 or the also newly introduced iPad Pro.
The latter is thus slowly but surely developing into a real laptop competition - personally, we find this development quite exciting at the moment - especially since the iPad Pro with its powerful in-house Apple processors can certainly compete with the performance of laptops. However, the iPad Pro still lacks more comprehensive implementations of Final Cut Pro X, Resolve and co. for the video context. But these should be available as soon as laptops are finally replaced by iPads ...