Prime Day Preview: New MacBook Air Just $999

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The 13-inch MacBook Pro takes the position of Apple's entry-level Pro model, with new 8th-generation Intel quad-core processors under the hood. For more processor-intensive tasks like video editing or gaming, get a MacBook Pro.

The 12-inch Macbook - known just as "the Macbook" - was the smallest and most portable laptop in the Apple line-up.

Apple itself stopped selling the 2018 MacBook Air this week, but you can grab the ultraportable at a discount at Amazon before supplies run out. Check out Apple's complete announcement for more data.

With these MacBook upgrades, Apple has also kicked off its Back to School promotion.

So, if you are in the market for a new laptop, here's all the latest updates and how these new Macs compare.

In terms of the refreshed machines, the entry-level Macbook Air now comes with "True Tone" technology added to the display, which automatically adjusts the colour temperature of the screen based on ambient light colour and brightness.

Apple's new MacBook Pro, which now comes with a Touch Bar (previously, a version without a Touch Bar was still an option) features an Intel Core i5-8257U processor, a custom variation of its Core i5-8250U processor designed exclusively for Apple.

"With a lower Dh4,417.35 student price for the MacBook Air and theupdated 13-inchMacBook Pro with faster performance, Touch Bar and Touch ID at Dh5,206.95 for students, there's never been a better time to bring a Mac tocollege". Full pricing is available on the Apple website. Meanwhile, the new Apple MacBook Pro starts at AU$1,999 or AU$1,849 for university students.

WHAT'S NOW MISSING?: Apple has now completely streamlined its MacBook range with the older MacBook Air now removed from sale.

The newest MacBook Air has a gorgeous 13.3-inch retina display and features Touch ID, while weighing in at just 2.75 pounds.

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