The Indian arm of technology giant Apple has released the new generation MacBook Air notebooks - a 11-inch model and the other a 13-inch model in to the market.
The new MacBook Air devices run on the fourth-generation 1.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 (Turbo Boost up to 2.6GHz) Haswell processor with 3MB shared L3 cache. The new chipset is expected to boost battery life up to nine hours for the 11-inch variant, whereas for the 13-inch model, it will get up to an amazing 12 hours of battery life.
Both models sport LED backlit display, 720p FaceTime HD camera and pack Intel HD Graphics 5000 engine, which is 40 percent more faster than the current notebook models.
The new MacBook Air notebook variants are now available in the market. The 11-inch model is priced - ₹67,900 for 128GB and ₹81,900 for 256GB, whereas the bigger 13-inch variant is priced ₹74,900 (128GB) and ₹88,900 (256GB) respectively. Much to the cheers of Apple fans, the company has also included the new devices under the 'Back To School' discount scheme for students as well as teachers.
The new generation MacBook Air Notebook was unveiled at Apple's recently concluded sponsored event WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conclave) 2013 in San Francisco, US (June 10-14).
Key specs of Apple MacBook Air Notebooks:
|Model||11-inch MacBook Air||13-inch MacBook Air|
|Display||11.6-inch LED-backlit display with 1366x768p(native) resolution at 16.9 aspect ratio||13.3-inch LED-backlit display with 1440x900p (native) at 16:10 aspect ratio|
|OS||X Mountain Lion OS||X Mountain Lion|
|Processor||1.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 (Turbo Boost up to 2.6GHz) with 3MB shared L3 cache||1.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 (Turbo Boost up to 2.6GHz) with 3MB shared L3 cache|
|Graphics||new Intel HD Graphics 5000 boost close to 40 per cent faster graphics||new Intel HD Graphics 5000 boosts close to 40 per cent faster graphics|
|RAM||4GB of 1600MHz LPDDR3||4GB of 1600MHz LPDDR3|
|Storage capacity||Available in 128GB and 256GB (flash storage)||Available in 128GB and 256GB (flash storage)|
|Camera||720p FaceTime HD camera||720p FaceTime HD camera|
|Add-ons||Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n), Bluetooth v4.0, stereo speakers, dual-microphones, 2 x USB v3.0 ports, thunderbolt port, MagSafe 2 Power port||Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n), Bluetooth v4.0, stereo speakers, dual-microphones, 2 x USB v3.0 ports, thunderbolt port, MagSafe 2 Power port|
|Battery||Built-in 35-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery, up to 9 hours of back up.||Built-in 50-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery, up to 12 hours of back up.|
|Weight||Around 1.08 kg||Around 1.35 kg|
|Price||₹67,900(128GB), ₹81,900(256GB)||₹74,900(128GB), ₹88,900(256GB)|