MacBook Air 2013 – 5 Things You Will Like About It
Published on June 12th, 2013
Apple has revealed their latest 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Air 2013 Edition. Both the Ultrabooks looks very much the same with the previous models. But the refreshed MacBook Air are built with the latest technology that will set them apart from their predecessors. Check out the 5 things you’ll like about the new MacBook Air 2013 below.
Powered by Latest 4th Gen Intel Haswell Processors
Just like the other Ultrabook and laptop manufacturers, Apple has also upgraded their MacBook Air 2013 lineup with the latest 4th generation Intel Haswell Processors. The latest Intel Haswell processors includes a more powerful Intel HD Graphics 5000, providing 40% increase in GPU performance. Another thing that is good about the Haswell processors is that they are very efficient and power saving compared to their predecessors, specially in idle or sleep mode.
MacBook Air 2013 has Longer Battery Life
The MacBook Air 2013 has a battery life of up to 12 hours for the 13-inch model, and up to 9 hours for the 11-inch version. This is also thanks to the new Haswell CPU, since they are more efficient and energy saving compared to their Ivy Bridge predecessors.
Faster Solid State Drive Storage
Ultrabooks like the MacBook Air 2013 uses SSD or solid state drive as their storage solution (a non mechanical type of storage solution), one of the reason why Ultrabooks are able to achieve their thinness. According to Apple, the new flash storage are 45% faster than the previous generation. This was verified by Engadget when they benchmark it. Based on the MacBook Air 2013 benchmark Engadget has conducted, the read speeds are 725.4 MB/s while the write speeds are 433.4 MB/s, that’s almost twice the speed.
Faster Connectivity Options
The new MacBook Air 2013 offers 802.11ac WiFi connectivity which is said to be three times faster than last year’s model. It also has Thunderbolt, USB 3.0, and SDXC card reader.
More Affordable Prices
The prices of the new MacBook Air 2013 are also cheaper when compared to the prices of their predecessor when they were first released. The MacBook Air 2013 11-inch starts for $999 with 128GB flash storage, and the 256GB flash storage is $1,199. While the 13-inch model starts at $1,099 with the 128GB and $1,299 with the 256GB model.
All models with have a 1.3GHz Intel Core i5 Haswell processors paired with 4GB of RAM. Or you can custom order it and get an upgraded 8GB of RAM or 512GB of storage, or upgrade to CPU to Intel Core i7.