On April 29th, Apple released a small but significant update to their MacBook Air line. With this update, the Macbook Airs received a minor boost in processor speed - moving from a 1.3GHz to a 1.4GHz dual-core i5 processor. More significantly, Apple dropped the price of the new MacBook Airs by $100 compared to last year’s models. Below is the upgrade from last year’s model to this year’s.
If you currently have a 2013 Macbook Air, this update may not seem like a big difference and is probably not a reason to upgrade. However, if you have an older Macbook, the improved processor and affordable price of the new Macbook Airs may provide enough incentive to upgrade.
The reason for such a slight processor upgrade is speculated to be due to Intel’s new processor roadmap. The new Broadwell processors, which will replace the current Haswell processors in the Macbook lineup, were expected to be release around this time but have been delayed to later this year or early 2015. It is speculated that a more substantial Macbook Air update will be released once Apple adopts Intel’s next-generation Broadwell processors.
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