Working remotely is common in current times. From hot-desking at co-working offices to camping at cafés with free wifi, anywhere works as long as productivity increases. Now boost your performance and multi-task efficiently with Apple's newly updated iPad Pro and MacBook Air for 2020.
iPad Pro (2020)
Since its last refresh in 2018, the third-generation iPad Pro awed consumers with its laptop-like abilities. Likewise, the fourth-generation iPad Pro (aka iPad Pro 2020) threatens laptops' prominence too. Bumped-up specifications are definite—A12Z Bionic chip, edge-to-edge Liquid Retina® display featuring P3 wide colour support, a 12MP Wide and 10MP Ultra-Wide camera, and five studio-quality microphones with four-speaker audio.
It doesn't end here. In addition to iPad Pro 2020's arsenal improvements, Apple introduces a breakthrough LiDAR Scanner that delivers cutting-edge depth-sensing Augmented Reality capabilities, opening up more pro workflows and supporting pro photo and video apps. Round that up with a physical trackpad and Magic Keyboard results in a mean machine that can handle tasks effortlessly. However, the Smart Keyboard Folio is sold separately.
MacBook Air (2020)
Staying in the laptop camp still? Apple has reduced the price for the ever-popular lightweight MacBook Air starting from SGD1,449 while doubling performance power. Including quad-core processors for the first time, the MacBook Air 2020 delivers up to two times faster CPU performance and up to 80 percent faster graphics performance, letting users breeze through daily activities.
Memory size won't be an issue either. Now equipped with 256GB (or more; up to 2TB) of storage, MacBook Air 2020 allows customers to store extra movies, photos and files compared to its predecessor. Yes, the Magic Keyboard from Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro® will make its appearance too.
Other noteworthy features include:
- A three-mic array for more clear voice capture for FaceTime® calls with friends and family
- Thunderbolt 3 ports for data transfer, charging and video output in a single connector
- Support for up to a 6K external display, a first for MacBook Air
- Advanced stereo speakers for immersive, wide stereo sound for activities like watching Apple TV+ content or playing games in Apple Arcade
Apple didn't forget about this minimalist powerhouse either. Whether as a desktop computer, a music and movie storage hub for the family, or as a code compile server for Xcode, a Mac Mini's versatility is acknowledged by many.
The standard configurations of Mac mini now come with double the storage capacity. While the SGD$1,139 configuration now comes standard with 256GB, the pricier SGD$1,579 configuration features 512GB of storage.
Here's something sustainability enthusiasts will approve—every Mac mini is made from 100 percent recycled aluminium.