Is the new MacBook Air the best laptop for creatives on the move?

New MacBook Air
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Apple has just announced a brand new MacBook Air that's available to order now, and it's a welcome update to the most lightweight of MacBooks that could make it your new favourite laptop.

The Air had, until recently, been feeling a little neglected, languishing behind the standard MacBook and Pro with outdated specs and not enough power to be seriously considered as one of the best laptops for graphic design. Recent updates to the Air have addressed this, but this latest version really puts it back in the game – especially if you're willing to pay extra for upgrades.

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Jim McCauley

Jim McCauley is a writer, performer and cat-wrangler who started writing professionally way back in 1995 on PC Format magazine, and has been covering technology-related subjects ever since, whether it's hardware, software or videogames. A chance call in 2005 led to Jim taking charge of Computer Arts' website and developing an interest in the world of graphic design, and eventually led to a move over to the freshly-launched Creative Bloq in 2012. Jim now works as a freelance writer for sites including Creative Bloq, T3 and PetsRadar, specialising in design, technology, wellness and cats, while doing the occasional pantomime and street performance in Bath and designing posters for a local drama group on the side.