The Air Is Back
Apple launched the era of highly portable laptop designs with the introduction of the MacBook Air in 2008. But in recent years, the notebook took a backseat and got only minor updates from Apple. And yet, the MacBook Air—Apple's most affordably priced notebook—remained popular, leading many to wonder why Apple seemed to have abandoned it. On Tuesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook signaled that he's gotten the message, saying that the MacBook Air is the company's "most beloved notebook ever"—and unveiling a sweeping refresh of the laptop during the company's October event in Brooklyn. Along with a redesigned chassis, the MacBook Air has gotten a new display and keyboard along with an array of performance upgrades.
What follows are five key things to know about the new MacBook Air on specs, price and availability.