The 2015 MacBook Air refresh is a mere speed bump, yet even with the announcement of a new, lighter MacBook, the Air remains Apple’s most affordable portable Mac.
The MacBook Air uses Broadwell processors, which are designed to use very little power. The 2015 range’s updated graphics chipset is a small amount faster than its predecessor, and its flash storage can reach speeds in excess of 1,000 megabytes per second, which is in the same league as the Mac Pro. The MacBook Air is equipped with 802.11ac Wi-Fi, which is up to three times quicker than 802.11n, although you’ll need a compatible router to get that speed. Battery life is awesome, with the 13-inch models lasting up to 12 hours, and the 11-inch Airs running for up to nine hours on a single charge.