Apple Updates Macbook Air With Faster Processors And $50 Price Drop

Apple's Updated Macbook Air: Faster Processors, $US100 Cheaper

Apple has refreshed its MacBook Air lineup today, with the super-slim laptops now sporting Intel's latest Haswell silicon to boost their speeds. All but the entry-level 11-inch MacBook Air also get $50 price drops in Australia.

Both the 11-inch and 13-inch entry-level MacBook Airs now feature a 1.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, compared to the previous 1.3GHz chip. They still both come with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of flash storage as a baseline. The laptops are configurable with specs reaching up to a 1.8GHz dual-core Intel Core i7 with 8GB of RAM.

According to the spec sheet, nothing else has changed with this latest refresh of the MacBook Air has — no retina display, no fan removal, not even a Thunderbolt 2 connection. You'll have to wait for a bigger milestone before the MacBook Air changes more dramatically.

In Australia, Apple has dropped the price by $50 on all MacBook Air models except for the entry-level 11-inch version (which remains the same at $1099). All MacBook Air models have dropped by 100 bucks in the US, but Americans are no better off than Australians once you factor in sales tax on the US prices. [Apple]

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