The MacBook Air is the least expensive laptop option from Apple. It also hasn't had a significant.
Starting at $999, £949 and AU$1,499, the 13-inch Air has taken a backseat to. While Apple announced a minor speed bump for the Air's processor at -- going from 1.6GHz to 1.8GHz -- that was the extent of the changes. The base configuration now has 8GB of memory, too, up from 4GB.
Apple also continues to use fifth-generation Intel Core i5 or i7 processors (Broadwell) in the Air, while the rest of the company's laptops run on Intel's seventh-generation processors (Kaby Lake). And the laptop is the only one left in Apple's lineup without a high-resolution Retina display: The 13-inch Air's resolution is 1,440x900 pixels.
Other key specs include:
- 8GB DDR3 SDRAM 1,600MHz
- Intel HD Iris Graphics 6000
- 128GB, 256GB or 512GB SSD
- 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.0
Two USB 3.0 ports, Thunderbolt 2 port, SD card slot and 3.5 mm headphone jack
The faster processor and twice the memory should result in slightly better performance than, but everything else is the same.