Apple is taking the MacBook Air out of the water and also a much more powerful Mac mini was introduced. But first of all an interesting new graphics option for the MacBook Pro should be mentioned. From November 14th, a hardware configuration with AMD Radeon Pro Vega can be ordered, which according to Apple should offer up to 60% faster graphics performance for video editing or rendering. How much the new option will cost is unfortunately not yet known.
Apple MacBook Air
Back to the new MacBook Air -- it now has a high-resolution 13" retina display with a native resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels, which according to the manufacturer can display about 48 percent more colors than the previous generation. New is also the double Thunderbolt 3 port and the support of eGPUs to get a better graphics performance than with the internal Intel UHD Graphics 617.
The processor is a 1.6 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5 (8th generation), with 8 GB 2133 MHz LPDDR3 RAM (optional 16GB). The internal SSD can contain up to 1.5TB. Further innovations are Touch ID and the T2 Security Chip, also the keyboard and the Force Touch Trackpad have been updated. The case is slightly more compact than before and is made of 100% Recyling Aluminium. Prices are 1.349 Euro and up, depending on the configuration.
The new Mac mini is supposed to be up to five times faster than before thanks to either 6-core or quad-core processors of the 8th generation as well as faster 2666 MHz DDR4 RAM with up to 64 GB (8GB in the basic configuration). As memory an SSD with max. 2TB is used. Four Thunderbolt 3 ports are now on board, as well as the T2 Security Chip. The Mac mini costs 899 Euros in the simplest configuration.
Apple Mac mini
Also new iPad Pros were introduced, more about this in a separate news.