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WWDC 2014: Apple MacBook Air (13-inch, June 2013)

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WWDC 2014: Apple MacBook Air (13-inch, June 2013)

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Apple promises all-day battery life from the new Air

I'm Dan Ackerman and we are here taking a look at the new 2013 version of Apple's 13-inch MacBook Air and of course, this looks a lot like the 2012 version, even kind of the one before that. The big difference is this year on the inside, three main points to keep in mind. The 1st and most important one is that this guy moves into Intel's new 4th generation core i-Series CPUs. You may have heard of them under the code name Haswell. That means faster application performance, although, you know, most does not really need their CPUs to be that much faster. More importantly, you get better battery life. Apple claimed that this guy is gonna run for 12 hours without needing a recharge and based on some of the early Haswell laptops of other PC makers that we've tested, those battery life test came out really impressively. So, there's certainly a very good chance that we will at least get close to that 12 hours of promised battery life from this new guy once we finally get around to testing it. You also get an upgrade in the wireless to 802.11ac. Of course you're gonna need one of the new faster routers and Apple has this built into some in their hardware as well in order to take advantage of that but it's a good way to sort of future proof your setup and Apple claims that the flash stores they're using is also faster than the previous generation. I think that the upgrade or update to the MacBook Air, but I like the most is that they've taken this 13-inch model and it now starts at $1099, which is $100 off from last year's model, and that means you've got two pretty decent choices now. You can get the 11-inch model for $999 and that actually includes a 128-gig SSD while as the previous which only had 64-gig one still, so they finally move that up to 128 or for $1099, you can move up to this guy, the 13-inch MacBook Air and even though it doesn't have a lot of the high-end features that we kinda like a retina screen or edge to edge class over the display or touchscreen. It's still one of the most universally useful laptops you can get and now it's $100 less. I'm Dan Ackerman and that is the 2013 Apple 13-inch MacBook Air.

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