The MacBook Air has historically been one of the best laptop offerings in its price range for quite a while. An incredibly thin chassis, unibody aluminium construction and an all day battery life are some of the reasons why it is one of the most popular laptops out there. Today Apple is refreshing its MacBook Air line as part of its yearly cycle. Though we’re surprised that it has occurred before WWDC, we can’t complain about anything here.
There isn’t a whole lot new here. The only thing that has changed from last year is that the 2014 MacBook Air now boasts a 1.4GHz Core i5 CPU, which is up from 1.3GHz last year. The rest of the specs remain unchanged. You get an Intel HD 5000 GPU, 128GB or 256GB storage, 4GB RAM (upgradable to 8GB), Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 ports along with an SD card reader. The screen also remains unchanged; 1440 x 900 for the 13-inch and 1336 x 768 for the 11-inch model.
In a surprise move Apple has knocked $100 off the price of the 2014 MacBook Air lineup. The base 11-inch model now starts at $899 as a result, with the 13-inch starting at $999. Will Apple unveil a properly updated version of the MacBook Air at WWDC? Only time will tell.