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MacBook Air With All Day Battery Life Announced: All That You Need to Know
The WWDC event finally satiates the curiosity of the Apple fans. There were series of unveiling and announcements made at WWDC's first day itself. Apple has really surprised the tech world and has fulfilled most of the fan's expectations. Apple also unveiled a sleek looking new line of MacBook Air which the marketing chief of Apple Phil Schiller claimed to have "True, all-day battery life".
However without going much into the event itself, here are the details of the amazing and sleek MacBook Air with incredible battery power.
The recently unveiled MacBook Air include 11-inch or 13-inch LED-backlit screens. The 11-inch model has a screen resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, and the 13-inch has screen resolution of 1440 x 900. Unfortunately, the new models are not available with Apple's Retina display.
The new notebooks include 802.11ac for ultra-fast Wi-Fi connectivity. And the flash memory in the new MacBook Airs is said to be up to 45 percent faster than its predecessors.
Processor and Graphics
Apple's new MacBook Air lineup features Intel's latest Haswell ultra-low voltage processors which provides up to 9 hours of battery life to the 11-inch model, and 12 hours to the 13-inch version. Both Air models come with a standard 1.3 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, capable of Turbo Boost up to 2.6 GHz. This processor is equipped with a 3 MB shared L3 cache. The Air can also be upgraded to a 1.7 GHz dual-core Intel Core i7 processor with Turbo Boost to 3.3 GHz and a 4 MB shared L3 cache.
Intel's new HD Graphics 5000 gives the latest MacBook Air up to 40 percent faster performance for gaming and while running an apps with high graphics. The HD Graphics 5000 also provides flexible graphics support, treating DirectX 11.1, OpenCL 1.2 and OpenGL 4.0 as native codes.
Storage and Ports
The sleek MacBook Air comes with the standard memory of 4 GB of 1600 MHz of the new LPDDR3 RAM, upgradable to 8 GB. Apple says the internal flash memory is roughly 45 percent faster than in previous Air laptops - 128 GB is standard, with a 256 GB option available for $200. Up to 512 GB of flash memory can be accommodated by the new MacBook Airs.
The new Thunderbolt digital video output provides VGA, DVI, and HDMI audio and video outputs, but requires add-on adapters for these uses. It also has dual microphones, a FaceTim HD camera, a high-speed Thunderbolt port, two USB 3.0 ports and support for dual displays and video mirroring while simultaneously supporting full native resolution on the built-in display.
The new MacBook Air laptops are still thin, light, and sexy. Dimension-wise the 11-inch Air measures 11.8 x 7.56 x 0.68 inches (30 x 19.2 x 1.7 cm), and weighs 2.38 lb (1.08 kg) in its basic configuration. The 13-inch model has the same thickness, but is slightly wider and deeper (12.8 x 8.94 in, or 32.5 x 22.7 cm) and weighs in at 2.96 lb (1.335 kg).
One of the most significant changes in the new Air lineup is the battery. Apple claims that the 13-inch Air can get up to 12-hours of serious use, while the 11-inch will survive for 9 hours. When watching movies the battery will last up to 10 hours and 8 hours, respectively.
The Air laptops now have a standby mode and features a Power Nap setting where the users will be able to receive email and calendar information while the laptop is asleep.
The new Air comes with a 720p video camera, dual microphones, a multi-touch trackpad, and a backlit keyboard. The microphones work together to reduce external noise, and in dictation mode will automatically adjust their balance to follow a voice.
Price and availability
The 11-inch model costs $999.99 (Rs. 58,254.42), the 13-inch is $1099.99 (Rs. 63821.42). Both are available now on online Apple's Store.
New MacBook Air
Storage and Price
Display and Looks