Apple's new MacBook Air will work with the Pro Display XDR

Pro Display XDR
Pro Display XDR (Image credit: iMore)

What you need to know

  • Apple today announced its brand new MacBook Air.
  • The new device starts at $999 and comes with a swathe of new features.
  • Apple has also confirmed that it will work with its Pro Display XDR.

Apple has confirmed that its newly announced MacBook Air will work with its Pro Display XDR up to 6K resolution!

As reported by MacRumors:

Apple today announced that its new 2020 MacBook Air supports up to a 6K external display for the first time ever, including the Pro Display XDR.

The full list of compatible devices for Apple's Pro Display XDR is as follows:

Mac Pro (2019) with MPX Module GPUs 15-inch MacBook Pro (2018 or later) 16-inch MacBook Pro (2019) 21.5-inch iMac (2019) 27-inch iMac (2019) MacBook Air (2020)Any Mac model with Thunderbolt 3 ports paired with Blackmagic eGPU or Blackmagic eGPU Pro

Apple's new MacBook Air starts at $999. From today's press release:

Cupertino, California — Apple today updated MacBook Air, the world's most loved notebook, with faster performance, the new Magic Keyboard, twice the storage and a new lower price of $999, and $899 for education.1 The new MacBook Air delivers up to two times faster CPU performance2 and up to 80 percent faster graphics performance,3 letting customers breeze through daily activities and play more games. Now starting with 256GB of storage, MacBook Air allows customers to store even more movies, photos and files. With its brilliant 13-inch Retina display for vivid images and sharp text, Touch ID for easy login and secure online purchases, spacious trackpad, and all-day battery life combined with the power of macOS Catalina, it's the best MacBook Air ever made. "From students and consumers buying their first computer to customers looking to upgrade, everyone loves the Mac, and they especially love MacBook Air. Today we're giving it a huge update, with two times faster performance, the new Magic Keyboard, double the storage, a new lower price of $999 and an even lower price of $899 for education," said Tom Boger, Apple's senior director of Mac and iPad Product Marketing. "With its stunning, thin and light design, brilliant Retina display, all-day battery life and the power and ease-of-use of macOS, MacBook Air is the world's best consumer notebook."

Apple has today also announced a new iPad Pro, new Mac Mini, new Apple Watch bands and new iPhone cases.

Stephen Warwick
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