Apple Updates MacBook Air with Faster Processor, But That’s About It

While Apple released updates to the iMac, MacBook Pro, MacBook and introduced a new iMac Pro, there was still one minor upgrade that may have gone unnoticed: the MacBook Air.

Apple didn’t spend much time talking about the MacBook Air’s upgrade, because it was relatively minor. In the company’s press release, a simple one-liner summarized the upgrade: a 1.8 Ghz processor.

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So the MacBook Air from 2015 is still alive, now with a faster Intel Broadwell CPU starting at 1.8 GHz, but configurable up to 2.2 GHz:

1.8GHz dual-core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 2.9GHz, with 3MB shared L3 cache

Configurable to 2.2GHz dual-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.2GHz, with 4MB shared L3 cache

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The MacBook Air is available on starting at $1199 for the model with 128GB storage, and $1449 for the 256GB model. At this price point, it’s the cheapest Apple laptop you can buy, catering to students and those who don’t want jump up to a MacBook Pro.

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