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Apple updates 2013 Macbook Airs with Intel Haswell chips

Published on June 11th, 2013 | by sylv3rblade

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Intel’s Haswell processor has arrived and first on the hardware refresh queue are Apple’s Macbook Air line.

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Externally, there’s nothing to report as nothing has changed – the chassis, the displays even the battery capacities haven’t changed.  Internally, these new Macbook Air models are different beasts:

2013 MacBook Air Lineup
11.6-inch 11.6-inch (high-end) 13.3-inch 13.3-inch (high-end)
Dimensions H: 0.11-0.68″ (0.3-1.7cm)W: 11.8″ (30cm)

D: 7.56″ (19.2cm)

H: 0.11-0.68″ (0.3-1.7cm)W: 12.8″ (32.5cm)

D: 8.94″ (22.7cm)

Weight 2.38 lbs (1.08kg) 2.96 lbs (1.35kg)
CPU 1.3GHz dual-core Core i5 1.3GHz dual-core Core i5
GPU Intel HD 5000
RAM 4GB LPDDR3-1600
SSD 128GB PCIe SSD 256GB PCIe SSD 128GB PCIe SSD 256GB PCIe SSD
Display Resolution 1366 x 768 1440 x 900
Ports Thunderbolt, 2x USB 3.0, headphone jack Thunderbolt, 2x USB 3.0, SD card slot, headphone jack
Price $999 $1199 $1099 $1299

Haswell improves the Macbook Air’s longetivity.  Apple claims the 11 inch MacBook Air can run with 9 hours of use  on a single charge while and the 13-inch MacBook Air can run for 12 hours.

Listed below is the price matrix for each model/variant:

11-inch, 128GB SSD, 4GB RAM: Php46,990
11-inch, 128GB SSD, 8GB RAM: Php51,990
11-inch, 256GB SSD, 4GB RAM: Php55,990
11-inch, 256GB SSD, 8GB RAM: Php60,990
11-inch, 512GB SSD, 8GB RAM: Php75,990
11-inch, 256GB SSD, 4GB RAM, Core i7: Php63,490
11-inch, 256GB SSD, 8GB RAM, Core i7: Php68,490
11-inch, 512GB SSD, 8GB RAM, Core i7: Php83,490

13-inch, 128GB SSD, 4GB RAM: Php51,990
13-inch, 128GB SSD, 8GB RAM: Php56,990
13-inch, 256GB SSD, 4GB RAM: Php60,990
13-inch, 256GB SSD, 8GB RAM: Php65,990
13-inch, 512GB SSD, 8GB RAM: Php80,990
13-inch, 256GB SSD, 4GB RAM, Core i7: Php68,490
13-inch, 256GB SSD, 8GB RAM, Core i7: Php73,490
13-inch, 512GB SSD, 8GB RAM, Core i7: Php88,490

 

 

Battery life has improved though and the 11-inch Air is now rated up to 9 hours while the 13-inch Air can go up to 12 hours. This is mostly the benefit of the more efficient Haswell chips from Intel.

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