Apple is upgrading the MacBook Air with new features, including an Ivy Bridge processor and better graphics, among others. This is currently the third-generation of MacBook Air laptops available from the Cupertino company. Despite these additions, the device will still have the same price tag of $999 or about €799.
This [easyazon-link asin=”B005CWJ8YA” locale=”us”]Apple MacBook Air[/easyazon-link] will still come in two sizes, one with a screen that measures 11 inches diagonally, and another spanning 13 inches diagonally.
The Core i5 and Core i7 dual-core processors will bring the notebook up to date with many of the notebooks in the market today, especially those classified as Intel ultrabooks. Intel ultrabook is a branding created by Intel that specifies, among others, an Intel Ivy Bridge processor, at least for today’s standards.
The popular lightweight laptop will be equipped with Intel HD Graphics 4000 that according to Apple works up to 60 percent faster than its old graphics processor. This is complemented by 4 GB of memory, which can furthermore be brought up to 8 GB.
Another addition is FaceTime HD that allows users to engage in video chat in 720p high definition video quality.
The 11-inch MacBook Air comes with a 1.7 GHz processor inside and flash storage with a capacity of 64 GB or 128 GB. RAM, meanwhile, is 4 GB.
On the other hand, the 13-inch notebook is a little faster with a 1.8 GHz CPU, and an SSD capacity of 128 GB and 256 GB.
As per usual, Apple also provides the option of building a configure-to-order model. For this, users may opt for an Intel Core i7 CPU clocked at 2 GHz. As much as 8 GB of RAM is available, as well as up to 512 of SSD storage.
Apple also throws in USB 3.0 connectivity to the list of offerings for the new MacBook Air. The Power Nap feature is present, as well, enabling users to continue receiving feeds from social networks, and e-mails while the device is in sleep mode.
Contrary to rumors, however, the MacBook Air doesn’t sport a new design. The device moreover does not feature the Retina Display found on the newest iPad, which could have improved the image quality on the popular laptop.
This new MacBook Air is already available from Apple’s stores and from their website.
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