What’s New in MacBook Air 2014
A lowdown of the new specs you can find in Apple’s cheaper notebooks starting today
If you bought a MacBook Air yesterday, you probably hadn’t heard the rumors that Apple was going to up the ante the next day with a new line of notebooks featuring faster processors and more storage. But for those of you who were in the loop, Apple not only delivered those two upgrades today, but the company went even further.
High on the list of every gadget buyer is, of course, price. For many, it’s actually the most important factor when they review their options. For the undecided types, Apple has made it a no-brainer to go for the MacBook Air over anything else. The laptop starts at $899 / €899 now and has been rebranded as “the perfect everyday notebook.” Chances are it actually is.
BatteryAlthough Apple puts processor speed at the top of the upgrade list, battery life is considerably more important for many users who don’t plan on busting out the latest shooters on their ultra-sleek notebooks.
ProcessorFeaturing fourth-generation Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors, the new Airs are not only power-efficient, but also blazing-fast (at least in their particular category).
“With the latest 802.11ac technology, MacBook Air takes Wi-Fi speeds over the top. Connect to an 802.11ac base station — including AirPort Extreme or AirPort Time Capsule — and experience wireless performance up to 3x faster than the previous generation of Wi-Fi. 802.11ac also delivers expanded range, so you can work more freely than ever.”