So, Apple has taken their portfolio to the breach and declared war on Ultrabooks by companies other than Apple. The new Macbook Airs feature the new Intel Haswell technology, all day battery life, and the new Intel HD Graphics 5000. Both the 11.6-inch and 13.3-inch Macbook Airs feature the new 802.11ac Wi-Fi (think,”5G”) and flash storage is said to be up to 45 percent faster than the previous generation of Airs.
Both models go on sale today, starting at $999 for the 11.6-inch Macbook Air with a 128GB SSD, or a 256GB model available for $1,199. All models have a 1.3GHz processor and 4GB of RAM — you’ll need to do a custom order to get 8GB of RAM, 512GB of flash storage, or a 1.7GHz Core i7 processor. The 13-inch model has a starting price of $1,099 with 128GB of flash storage, and $1,299 for 256GB. None of the new Macbook Airs have higher resolution displays like their Windows counterparts.