A clutch of new MacBook Air models had been long predicted for WWDC 2012 – and Tim Cook and co. didn’t disappoint. They’ve just been outed on stage in San Francisco, and we’ve got all the details on them right here.
There are several new MacBook Airs in total:a couple of 11.6-inch models and 13.3-inch models. There hasn’t been a drastic design change: they’re still the same sexy models we’ve had for a couple of years, but the innards have been upgraded – you get two USB ports on each, with USB 3.0 support. The webcam now supports 720p HD chats over FaceTime.
RAM now starts at 4GB for all. The base 11.6-inch new MacBook Air features a 1.7GHz Intel Ivy Bridge processor, 4GB of RAM and a 64GB SSD, while the high-end model rocks a 128GB flash drive.
Moving up to the 13.3-inch range, the base model sports a 1.8GHz processor, 4GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD. These can be pimped out and upgraded to include a 2.0GHz processor, 8GB of RAM and an SSD with a huge 512GB of space – and this drive should be greased lightning fast, even by solid state standards.
The new MacBook Air models start shipping today, starting at £849 for the base 11-inch model, and £999 for the 13-incher. Like what you see? Let’s hear your thoughts in the comments below.