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New MacBook Air with Intel Haswell Processors


Today at WWDC, Apple has announced a new line of MacBook Airs. The outside looks pretty darn similar to the previous model, and will be available in both 11.6 inch and 13.6 inch models, just like they were previously.

The changes are not on the outside this time, but instead on the inside, including a new processor upgrade to Intel’s brand new Haswell range, which should help with battery life and add a nice boost towards integrated graphics performance.

According to Apple’s promises at the WWDC event, the 13 inch model will have a pretty impressive ‘all-day’ 12 hour battery life, whilst the 11 inch version will have a 9 hour battery life. This is quite a huge jump from the previous average of seven hours and five hour battery life depending on the model purchased.

In terms of graphic performance, the new Intel Haswell powered MacBooks will have a stated 40 percent graphics performance increase.

On top of these changes, flash storage will apparently be 45% faster, the new models will have 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and although Apple hasn’t stated specifics when it comes to processors, they’ll have both Core i5 and i7 models with Intel integrated HD Graphics 5000.

Apple have already updated their website to host the new MacBooks, with prices starting at $999 for the cheapest possible option, making the prices lower than the last generation.

Source: Verge

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