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Archive for April 29th, 2014

by Tom Nelson

As expected, this morning Apple released newly updated versions of the 11.6-inch and 13-inch MacBook Airs. This minor update includes a 1.4 GHz Intel Dual-Core i5 processor, which is slightly faster than the 1.3 GHz Dual-Core i5 processor found in the previous version of the MacBook Air.

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Image courtesy of Apple

Storage space starts at 128 GB SSD for the baseline models, and 256 GB SSD for the step-up configuration. Graphics remain the same, powered by an Intel HD Graphics 5000 card.

There’s no new Retina display option, and the case design remains the same. The big news in this round of updates is a price drop of $100 across most configurations.

The base level 11-inch MacBook Air, which comes with a 1.4 GHz processor, 4 GB of RAM, a 128 GB SSD, and Intel HD Graphics 5000, now sells for $899.00. The previous generation model was $999.00 for roughly the same configuration. The same $100 reduction holds true across all of the standard configurations of the 11.6-inch and 13-inch MacBook Airs.

Read more on About: Macs.

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