MacBook Air now marginally faster, $100 cheaper

By Scorpus ยท 7 replies
Apr 29, 2014
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  1. Apple has quietly updated their MacBook Air offerings today, bringing a slight change to the system specifications to make the CPU faster, while also dropping the price by $100. At its new price, you can get an 11-inch MacBook Air...

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  2. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,664   +1,949

    For anyone who ever used Macbook Pro with retina screen, Macbook Air seems far behind the curve. That's why they are upgrading it to retina with the next iteration.
  3. Yes, Retina screen is fab. It might make scrolling jerky for complex and zoomed in web sites (not on latest Safari though), but once you've got it, there's no going back to normal screens.
  4. Guest17

    Guest17 TS Enthusiast Posts: 92   +37

    Ho hum.
  5. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,922   +630


    No change for Australia. Still $1,099.
  6. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    Bummer, I think NZ saw a pretty significant savings.

    Also I'm not entirely sure the article is correct. I'm about to go to bed and thus don't feel like looking it up, but I'm pretty sure the SSD got moved from SATA to PCIe.
  7. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,922   +630

    Correct, it is PCIe now. Not sure what it was before, I have a feeling it's been PCIe for a year now?
  8. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    Yeah, mid 2013 Air moved from SATA (or mSATA?) to PCIe.

    I posted that because I think the original posting of the article said sata.

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