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MacBook Air comes with two Thunderbolt 3 ports. All other ports have been eliminated, as expected in Apple's modern MacBook port strategy.

The keyboard uses Apple's new butterfly mechanism-something that will please some users and annoy others. Apple claims that there is 48 percent more color than the previous generation. Like the MacBook Air, it got a major overhaul in 2010. Not only are the bezels now black (like on iMacs and MacBook Pros), but they are also 50 percent smaller. It weighs 2.75 pounds, or.25 pounds less than the model it replaces. Not only is it created to prevent MacBook Air users from getting malware but it also makes it physically impossible for hackers to access your microphone when you're most vulnerable.

The new MacBook Air uses aluminum alloy for its case.

The company also launched a new Mac Mini desktop computer that can plug into any monitor.

It's smaller and lighter than Air, though not quite so much as the 12-inch.

Along with the Touch ID sensor to enable Apple Pay and biometric security, the special T2 chip provides additional layers of security and allows always listening "Hey Siri" capability. The device comes in a similar form factor to what we have seen in the previous generation of the MacBook Air.

On the inside, you get an 8-generation Intel Core i5 processor with up to 1.5TB of storage and up to 16GB RAM.

It's very likely that existing T2-capable MacBook Pro models will require some sort of software update before being able to take advantage of this feature. The new machine sports a 12 hour battery life for web browsing, and 13 hours for watching video. There were plenty of rumors and reports building up to this moment, as we knew to expect the new iPads and the new MacBooks. The MagSafe charger from the older MacBook Air is now gone.

After today's event, the future of the standard MacBook looks shakier than that of the Air.

Over a decade since Steve Jobs famously launched the first super-skinny MacBook Air in January 2008 by pulling it out out of a manila envelope, Apple's leanest laptop has been overhauled in nearly every dimension. This machine has extremely few compromises for a non-pro laptop, and a starting price that is $100 cheaper than the MacBook. Apple started things off talking about the popularity of the Mac, with over half of Mac buyers being new to the mix. "Redesigning MacBook Air started with a stunning Retina display and all-day battery life, and then we added Touch ID and the Apple T2 Security Chip, the latest processors, incredible sound, the third-generation keyboard and Force Touch trackpad, high speed Thunderbolt 3 ports, and of course macOS Mojave in a lovely, thinner, lighter, all-aluminum design that a whole new generation of MacBook Air customers are going to love". Pre-orders will be shipped, and the laptop will be available at retail, from 7 November.