Yes,I'm seriously making a move to purchase a MacBook Air,this isn't of course my first Apple computer,I currently own the current generation MacBook Pro with retina display,but there is something about the MacBook Air that makes me want to purchase one so bad. What's got me so tickled about the 2013 MacBook Air,I mean nothing has changed aesthetically,still has the same physical features,same size 11-inch and 13-inch,so what's so impressive about the new MacBook Air,its what's inside the machine that has me raising an eyebrow with impression.
So whats inside the MacBook Air
First off,the new MacBook Air comes ready with the latest all new Haswell Intel processor that measures in at 1.3GHz dual-core Core i5 CPU, with a Intel HD 5000 and the standard 4GB of memory.The display has a 1366 x 768 resolution for the 11-inch model, 1440 x 900 resolution for the 13-inch model.The memory inside the new MacBook Air has the standard 4GB of RAM,standard in that you'll see 4GB's of memory in most,it not all laptops today.The SSD in the new MacBook Pro uses a PCIe interface with storage capacities coming in at 128GB and 256GB.The input and output ports consist of 2 x USB 3.0 ports and one Thunderbolt port.There is of course no Ethernet jack on the MacBook Air ,it relies on wireless connection to access the Internet, 2 802.11ac wireless chips inside of the laptop.And yes,lets not forget about how the MacBook Air is a disk driveless laptop.
So as you can see,other than the MacBook Air's new processor,nothing much has changed in terms of hardware.So what's got people like myself so giddy over the MacBook Air? Battery life,that's right,battery life,you can squeeze an incredible 12 hours of battery life out of this laptop.The 11-inch version uses a 38 wh battery,while the 13-inch version uses a 54 Wh battery.The battery alone isn't responsible for the extended battery power,the long extended battery life is due in part to the MacBook Airs processor.The new Haswell processor which is a 22nm chip doesn't consume a lot of power which is perfect for mobile systems such as laptops.
So is it a purchase?
Aside from the impressive hardware that's within the new Macbook Air,the thing that people seem to be overlooking is the price point stays the same, $1199 for the high end model 11-inch,$999 and $1299 for the 13-inch the high end model, and $1099. So in actuality high models just means extra storage space and increase battery power.
With that said,I plan on getting a MacBook Air in the coming weeks,expect a follow up review,stay tune.