Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Apple Macbook Air gets minor upgrade

Some say that you can't improve on perfection ...during its hay-day , the Macbook Air was the one laptop basically everyone wanted .Designed in the late Jobsian era , the laptop was and still is quite popular with students and coffee shop patrons eventhough the Macbook has stolen its thunder , but keeping true to the sales figures  Apple  quietly made a processor update to the Macbook air lineup . The new  intel i5 5350U processors are a welcome update to the aged laptop which had a (i5 -5250U previously) has stayed in the hearts and minds of many as its low price , portability and excellent battery life are second to none . Although we are not sure how long Apple will keep the Macbook Air around , but with this minor refresh , it is quite clear that its not going out until next year (atleast)

Those who expected a new display , new ports including USB C can look elsewhere as the hardware and IO have not been upgraded .

Specs of the 2017 Macbook Air refresh

*13" 1440x900 TN LCD display
*1.8Ghz Intel Core i5 -5350U dual core
*Intel graphics 6000 @1000mHz
*128GB SSD
*Usual IO ports - 2x USB , a thunderbolt 3.0 port , SDXC and even a  3.5mm headphone jack
*45wH battery , 12 hours usage
*Possibly ships with MacOS high sierra (or upgradable)

Written by Rakitha for MasHD

Source - Anandtech

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