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You'd be hard-pressed to find a cosmetic difference between the new Air and last year's, because there isn't any.

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Under the hood, the new Air has Intel's latest fourth-gen Core i5 (or i7) processor, with a promised battery life of 12 hours.

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An HDMI port could have fit here.

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The new Air's display is the same as the old one's: 13.3 inches, 1,440x900 resolution. It's still not 16:9, either.

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The new Air will cost you less: configurations start $100 less than the 2012 models, and upgrading to a 512GB SSD is a less pricey proposition.

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The new Air does have dual microphones, but they aren't visible.

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The Air's still slim and light, but what used to be groundbreaking design is now a territory well-explored by Windows 8 ultrabook competitors.

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Held in the hand.

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Still looks good in Dan Ackerman's hands.

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