Apple boosts MacBook Air processor

Posted on May 1 2014 - 9:01am by Huzoor Bux

Apple reduced costs on all four preconfigured MacBook Air models and gave the road a minor processor upgrade.

The 11.6-inch MacBook Air dropped to a starting worth of $899 from $999 within the US and from £849 to £749 in the UK, while the entry-level 13.3-inch Air dropped to $999 from $1,09nine within the US and from £949 to £849 in the UK.

Apple boosts MacBook Air processor

Those models come commonplace with a 128GB solid-state drive and 4GB of memory.

The higher-finish 11.6- and 1.3.3-in. configurations with a 256GB SSD also saw prices drop $100 within the US and £100 within the UK.

As before, Apple’s most transportable laptops come with non-Retina 1,366×768 (11.6-in.) and 1,440×900 (13.3-in.) resolution displays powered by Intel’s HD 500zero graphics.

On the processor front, the Air now comes with a 1.4GHz Core i5 — upgraded from a 1.3GHz chip. While that’s a comparatively minor performance upgrade, Intel may have improved the chip in different ways that.

For instance, newer versions of a processor usually include manufacturing enhancements, that can end in higher power potency and cooling.

Most consumers, however, can notice the new beginning price of $899 (£749). And it’s a pretty sensible deal when you are getting both a worth drop and a processor boost.

Finally, it’s price noting that the MacBook Air hasn’t seen a serious redesign since the autumn of 2010. However that could amendment later this year. KGI Securities, NPD DisplaySearch, and others have gotten wind of an all-new, MacBook Air that is even thinner and boasts a 12-in. Retina display.