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It’s no secret that Apple’s MacBook Air is beyond outdated, and the company has finally decided to offer a lower-cost laptop with more-modern specs. Amazingly enough, it’s called the MacBook Air: CEO Tim Cook started his presentation by calling it the most loved laptop ever. And with that kind of love, it’s no surprise Apple’s keeping the laptop around.

First and foremost, the new MacBook Air has a Retina Display. The giant aluminum bezel is gone, but the screen remains 13.3 inches. The full resolution is four times what the original Macbook Air had, which works out to 2,560 x 1600. That’s not exactly the same as four times the old Air’s 1,440 x 900 resolution, but we’re not complaining about this improvement. Sadly, Apple is sticking with the two USB-C port setup, and it looks like there’s no SD slot either. But those ports support Thunderbolt 3 for improved data transfer speeds.

Gallery: Apple MacBook Air (2018) Press | 9 Photos

It also includes Touch ID, which is one of the more handy additions to the Mac in recent years, though there’s no Touch Bar (something that many might consider good news). The Touch ID sensor also includes the new T2 chip, which enables “Hey, Siri” capabilities.

As you might have guessed, the new keyboard is the same butterfly-mechanism keyboard found in the recent MacBook Pro models. Apple says it’s the new model it added to the 2018 MacBook Pros, which means they’re quieter and (hopefully) less prone to failure.