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Apple's new MacBook Air now available to pre-order on Amazon

Apple Macbook Air (2020)
Apple Macbook Air (2020) (Image credit: Apple)

What you need to know

  • Apple's brand new MacBook Air is now available to pre-order on Amazon.
  • It features a brand new Magic Keyboard, 256GB of SSD storage and 8GB of RAM.
  • Prices for the i3 version start at $999, all colors and storage options, as well as the i5 version, are currently available.

Apple's brand new MacBook Air is now available to pre-order on Amazon starting at $999.

Apple announced its new MacBook Air on Wednesday, featuring the brand new scissor mechanism Magic Keyboard, 10th generation Intel Core processors (either i3 or i5), 8GB of RAM and 256GB of SSD storage as standard. On Amazon right now, you can pre-order the new MacBook Air with an Intel i3 in Silver, Gold or Space Gray for $999. You can also pre-order the i5 version with 512GB of storage.

Recent reports of the MacBook Air's earliest benchmark scores suggest it may be showing improvements of up to 75% compared to its predecessor, a stunning jump.

Given the processor improvements and the bump in base storage from 128GB to 256GB, the MacBook Air really is a lot of bang for your buck. For many, the most important improvement will be the new Magic Keyboard. Apple's hated butterfly mechanism of old is gone, and a new Magic Keyboard based on a scissor mechanism is back. Hopefully, that should keep typing crispy whilst seriously improving longevity.

Pre-order the new MacBook Air from Amazon now! (opens in new tab)

Stephen Warwick
Stephen Warwick

Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.

Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple.