This update was expected for some time. Processors used so far in the ultra-portable ultra-thin from Apple were from the Core 2 Duo series. New models of MacBook Air announced today come with dual core Intel Core i5 Sandy Bridge processors at 1.6 GHz and 1.7 GHz respectively. The 11″ can be bought with 64 GB SSD at the price of $999 and the one with 128 GB SSD at a cost of $1,199. Optionally, on the Apple website can be ordered such an ultra-portable with 256 GB SSD for those who need as much internal storage and do not mind the price. The cheaper model comes with 2 GB RAM, and the most expensive with 4 GB DDR3.
MacBook Air of 13″ receives the 1.7 GHz processor and can be purchased with 128 GB or 256 GB SSD. Prices for the two versions are $1,299 and $1,599 respectively. RAM memory offered by Apple for the 13″ model is 4 GB DDR3. Those who want more performance from the ultra-portable MacBook Air could command from the official site any of the two models with Intel Core i7 at 1.8 GHz, adding $100 to the original price.
As already knew, the new MacBook Air comes with Thunderbolt connector. It can be used to connect several peripherals from the monitor to external HDDs. In addition, the keyboard is now backlit and portables will be delivered with the new OS X Lion.