Posted By RichC on August 24, 2018
What’s new with the popular and well loved Apple MacBook Air?
Nothing yet, but this week heated up with rumors that 8-year old Air is getting a big makeover for the end of 2018 (2017 CNET review of last years Macbook Air).
Second is the better Retina Display with thinner bezels — very likely as that has been rumored since 2014.
Third is the very likely improved CPU, sort of a no-brainer since they naturally wouldn’t release a new model with an old processor chip.
Fourth is that it will come with a better base level memory and solid state hard drive … better being bigger.
Fifth the new membrane thinner and quieter keyboard. A must if the Air is to retain the name designating it small and lightweight.
Sixth … and this is just my speculation … the new Air will have even better enhanced battery life for those who want the best unplugged life on a full featured notebook computer. In my day to day sales travel, the number one reason the people I know opt for the Macbook Air is that it is the best computer to own if you wan to avoid charging during the day; nobody wants to drag around a tangled cord while searching for a place to plug in. (if there is one major shortcoming to my 15.6" Lenovo Yoga 710, it is that it has limited battery life … although very good by previous notebook computers).
Of course we’ve heard "Retina Rumors" before … even with illustrations! Who knows what to believe but one would think Apple could at least give us the Retina Display … even if it is 4 years late (see Oct 1, 2014 report – image below).