MacBook Air Update: Higher Battery and Lower Price

MacBook Air update has brought with it higher battery life and lower price tag along with faster processors to lure potential buyers.

Apple has updated the MacBook Air computers that will bring along powerful batteries as well as faster processors. The US-based company has even lowered the price tags too, to make a positive impact on potential buyers.

MacBook Air Update

The MacBook Air update was brought out on Tuesday. The Intel Haswell chips will be used for the full range of MacBook Air PC, which will see a drop of $100 price points.

The processors that will be used in the MacBooks now are the 4G core i5 as well as Core i7 chips. There will be similar basic configuration for the 11-inch and 13-inch variants. Both models will have dual-core i5 chip with speeds at 1.4 GHz (plus TurboBoost up to 2.7 GHz).

Apart from that, there will be 4GB of RAM, Intel HD Graphics 5000 and 128 GB hard disk drive. This particular configuration will assist in having more battery life making the Apple device more power efficient.

MacBook Air Update
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The 11-inch model

According to the MacBook Air Update, this model will have nine hours of uptime. Be it music or movies, the computer can play the media for full nine hours. Apple further adds that the graphics specifications allow the laptop to offer support to dual displays – external monitor up to 2,560 x 1,600 pixels) as well as video mirroring.

The MacBook Air carries a price tag of $899.

The 13-inch model

The 13-inch MacBook Air has 12 hours of uptime as against the nine hours offered by the 11-inch model. And the media can be played for the entire specified period.

The price of the 13-inch MacBook Air is $999.

MacBook Air Update Timing

The timing of the MacBook Air is odd as generally Apple updates their portable devices in the month of June, which generally is the time for the Worldwide Developers Conference. The current updates have come more than a month prior to that.

The WWDC Conference 2014 is scheduled for June 2. With higher battery life and lower price tags, Apple is aiming to get more out of the WWDC Conference.

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