Apple today updated its MacBook Air notebook with the latest technologies, highlighted by Intel’s ultra-fast, third-generation Ivy Bridge processors. The MacBook Air now tops out with a 2 GHz dual-core i7, up to 8GB of 1600 MHz memory, and has 60-percent faster graphics. Moreover, the notebook now has 512 GB of flash storage, 500 Mbps read speed — that’s double as fast — dual USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports, a 720p FaceTime HD camera, and the same screen resolutions as the previous models.
In other words, the MacBook Air does not have a Retina display. The new MacBook Air is available in both 11-inch and 13-inch models at starting prices of $999 and $1,199 respectively. The more expensive 11-inch and 13-inch models with better specifications are available for $1,099 and $1,499 respectively, which is up to $100 cheaper than the previous pricing tiers.