Finally, a Good Keyboard

Apple Just Fixed the MacBook Air’s Biggest Problem


March 18, 2020 Tech By
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It’s a better time than ever to consider buying a MacBook Air. That’s because Apple just released an updated version of its lightweight laptop with a brand-new keyboard. And yes, that’s a big deal.

The Magic Keyboard on the 2020 MacBook Air has done away with the much-maligned butterfly keys and been upgraded with tried-and-true scissor keys, similar to what are new in the 16-inch MacBook Pro. These scissor keys allow for more travel and just feel way better to type on (at least for most people). The keyboard was pretty much the only real issue with the previous MacBook Air, otherwise it was the perfect lightweight laptop for most people.

The upgraded keyboard is the headline stealer, but Apple updated the internals of the 2020 MacBook Air too. The base model now starts with 256GB of storage (and can go up to 2TB), which is double the base storage of previous models. The new MacBook Airs have been updated with Intel’s latest and greatest (10th-generation) CPUs, which Apple says will give you twice the performance. Aside from that that, the 2020 MacBook looks pretty much identical to the 2019 and 2018 MacBook Airs.

The 2020 MacBook Air is available today and starts at just $999 ($899 for students and educators), which is the same starting price as the previous MacBooks Airs. You’ll find these new MacBook Airs in Apple stores next week, although the current pandemic might cause delays on that front.

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Tucker Bowe

Tucker Bowe has been on Gear Patrol's editorial team since 2014. As a Tech Staff Writer, he tracks everything in the consumer tech space, from headphones to smartphones, wearables to home theater systems. If it lights up or makes noise, he probably covers it.

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