Macbook Air

Unfortunately, Apple has yet to deliver a larger screened Macbook Air.  Personally, I was waiting for a 15-inch version of the svelte laptop. But the chances of that ever happening are very slim, since it would cannibalize some Macbook Pro sales.  That being said, Apple did issue a new iteration of their lightweight laptop today.

The most notable upgrade is to the computer’s processor, which now ships with Intel’s fourth gen chip, known as Haswell.  The result?  Vastly improved battery life and speed increases; Apple says their 13-inch Macbook Air can now run for 12-hours on a single charge, and the 11-inch for 9-hours – the last iteration were 7 and 5-hours respectively.  Apple has also stuffed in Intel’s HD Graphics 5000, which is said to deliver 40% faster graphics.  Other speed increases can be seen in the addition of 802.11ac and faster flash storage.

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By default, all models (11-inch and 13-inch) will ship with the 1.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor and 4GB of RAM.  For added scratch you can bump that to the Core i7 and 8GB of RAM.  Pricing begins at $999 for the 11-inch and $1,099 for the 13-inch.  All models can be ordered today and ship with in 24-hours.

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."