MacBook Air

Days since re­fresh 271 UP­DATE LIKELY? Early 2016? BUYOR WAI T? Wait if you can

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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 will 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.

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