The laptop is made from 100 percent recycled aluminum and features a 13.3-inch Retina display.
The Air comes in three colors. Pictured here is silver.
This is the gold model.
And the third color is space gray.
The Air has a 2,560x1,600-pixel resolution and displays 48 percent more colors than past iterations.
Weighing in at only 2.75 pounds (1.25 kg), it has a thin, 15.6mm profile.
Inside is an eighth-gen Intel dual-core i5 processor and you can choose between 128GB or 256GB of SSD storage.
The new hardware combination promises up to 12 hours of web browsing and up to 13 hours of iTunes movie playback.
Apple also added one of its T2 security chips for Touch ID and Siri support, and it claims that the Air is the most secure boot process of any laptop.
The T2 also has an SSD controller with automatic, on-the-fly data encryption.
Other additions include a third-generation butterfly keyboard, paired with a Force Touch trackpad. The Touch ID button is located on the upper right.
Like the 12-inch MacBook, the only ports you'll find are Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports, along with a headphone jack.
The Thunderbolt 3 ports support external displays up to 5K resolution and eGPUs for better graphics performance.
There's also a FaceTime HD camera and a three-mic array for better voice recognition; and louder stereo speakers with more bass.
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