New MacBook Air (2014)Review : An Exceptional Innovation from Apple for Tech Geeks

Nobody imagined the future for MacBook Air when Steve Jobs launched it in 2008. The laptop was made available about $2000 with no DVD drive, a small amount of storage, an underpowered processor and some usual ports. The Mac Book Air got slim look which was the main feature of device.

That idea turned out the future of laptops. Almost 6 years later, from tapered aluminum body to compact size, everything has been copied by mostly laptop manufacturers.

Apple launched upgraded version of MacBook Air and it features marginal difference between previous and newest model, the processor transformed from 1.3 GHz to 1.4GHz. However the price is also slashed up to £100 for this new model.

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The device has 1.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 (Turbo Boost up to 2.7GHz) processor with 3MB shared L3 cache. In fact there is no huge difference in performance compared to latest previous model but it seems slightly faster. The processor has been coupled with the baseline 4GB of RAM, which can run a large 2nd monitor too through photo editing and basic video editing softwares.

The MacBook Air is available in two variants; 11.6 inch and 13.3 inch (diagonal) LED backlid glossy widescreen display with support for millions of colors. We have shown supported resolutions in below table. The both versions of laptop come with 128 GB of on-board storage.

The device got same unmatched trackpad response, comfy backlit keyboard and robust aluminum body. The 11 inch version is priced at $899 and offers battery backup up to 9 hours. If you want more extraordinary features with larger screen then I would prefer for buying 13 inch version of it, which comes with keyboard real estate, an SD card slot and 12 hours of battery backup. You will have to pay $999 for this enhanced device. If you want to make double the RAM to 8 GB and storage to 256 GB, the total price is still $1,299.

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The new MacBook Air is available for sale on Apple’s online site and big stores as well as others retailers.

Verdict: If you are planning to buy an excellent performance laptop for personal use, then I would say for Apple MacBook Air. The device will never desperate you in quality, performance and price. In my words, I have not seen such a great configured laptop with stylish slim look in this price range. I assure that if you buy it, then you don’t need to think for several years for another laptop.

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11-inch MacBook Air13-inch MacBook Air
Display 11.6-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen display with support for millions of colours

Supported resolutions:
1366x768 (native), 1344x756 and 1280x720 pixels at 16:9 aspect ratio; 1152x720 and 1024x640 pixels at 16:10 aspect ratio; 1024x768 and 800x600 pixels at 4:3 aspect ratio
13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen display with support for millions of colours

Supported resolutions:
1440x900 (native), 1280x800, 1152x720 and 1024x640 pixels at 16:10 aspect ratio; 1024x768 and 800x600 pixels at 4:3 aspect ratio
Storage128GB PCIe-based flash storage

256GB PCIe-based
flash storage
128GB PCIe-based flash storage

256GB PCIe-based
flash storage
Processor1.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 (Turbo Boost up to 2.7GHz) with 3MB shared L3 cache1.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 (Turbo Boost up to 2.7GHz) with 3MB shared L3 cache
Memory4GB of 1600MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory4GB of 1600MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory
Size and Weight Height: 0.3-1.7 cm (0.11-0.68 inches)
Width: 30 cm (11.8 inches )
Depth: 19.2 cm (7.56 inches)
Weight: 1.08 kg (2.38 pounds3
Height: 0.3-1.7 cm (0.11-0.68 inches)
Width: 32.5 cm (12.8 inches)
Depth: 22.7 cm (8.94 inches)
Weight: 1.35 kg (2.96 pounds3
Battery and PowerUp to 9 hours wireless web
Up to 9 hours iTunes film playback
Up to 30 days standby time
Up to 12 hours wireless web
Up to 12 hours iTunes film playback
Up to 30 days standby time
Graphics and Video SupportIntel HD Graphics 5000
Dual display and video mirroring
Intel HD Graphics 5000
Dual display and video mirroring
Camera 720p FaceTime HD camera
720p FaceTime HD camera
Connections and Expansions Two USB 3 ports (up to 5 Gbps)
Thunderbolt port (up to 10 Gbps)
MagSafe 2 power port
Two USB 3 ports (up to 5 Gbps)
Thunderbolt port (up to 10 Gbps)
MagSafe 2 power port
SDXC card slot
Audio Stereo speakers
Dual microphones
Headphone port
Support for Apple iPhone headset with remote and microphone
Stereo speakers
Dual microphones
Headphone port
Support for Apple iPhone headset with remote and microphone
Wireless 802.11ac Wi-Fi networking;4 IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible
Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
802.11ac Wi-Fi networking;4 IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible
Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
Keyboard and TrackpadFull-size backlit keyboard with 78 (US) or 79 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys and 4 arrow keys

Multi-Touch trackpad for precise cursor control; supports inertial scrolling, pinch, rotate, swipe, three-finger swipe, four-finger swipe, tap, double-tap and drag capabilities
Full-size backlit keyboard with 78 (US) or 79 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys and 4 arrow keys

Multi-Touch trackpad for precise cursor control; supports inertial scrolling, pinch, rotate, swipe, three-finger swipe, four-finger swipe, tap, double-tap and drag capabilities

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  1. Priti Sharma says:

    The future of MAC book air is very much bright and it is available in market in 2 variables. 11 inch nad 13 inch.

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