Apple gives its Air a speed boost, reveals Roman Loyola
If you blinked you probably missed it during Apple’s WWDC keynote. The Cupertino-based company updated its lowest-priced laptop with a faster processor. The MacBook Air now has a 1.8GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, a bump up from the 1.6GHz dualcore Core i5 that was released over two years ago. The MacBook Air’s processor is a 5th generation Broadwell chip, which is two generations older than the Kaby Lake processors in the new MacBook Pro and MacBook.
Other than the new processor, nothing has changed with the MacBook Air.
Apple offers two standard configurations of the MacBook Air. Each model can be customized at an additional cost. £949: 1.8GHz processor, 128GB solid-state drive, 8GB of memory, Intel HD Graphics 6000 £1,099: 1.8GHz processor, 256GB solid-state drive, 8GB of memory, Intel HD Graphics 6000