Apple decided to upgrade the hardware of its 12-inch MacBook and MacBook Air notebooks. In a recent launch event, the Cupertino firm announced the hardware refresh of its notebook, which was released last year. The upgrades include a longer battery life, faster processor and a new rose gold color.
The idea is to augment speed and performance of the device for a better user experience. As part of the hardware configuration, the MacBook now has a new sixth-generation core M processor from Intel with a power ranging from 1.1GHz to 1.3GHz.
The memory is boosted to a faster 1866MHz module from last year’s 1600MHz version. To ensure better performance, the integrated graphics have been enhanced to a more powerful 515 module. Contrary to the previous battery life, the recent upgrade will support 10 hours of browsing and 11 hours of movie playback as well. It is also expected that the faster memory and new processors would bring a better difference in the new model.
If you want to buy the latest updated version of the MacBook, get it from Apple’s online stores and physical stores, starting today. The prices are hefty with $1,299 for a 1.1GHz model and 256GB storage and 8GB of RAM. On the other hand, the second version including 1.2GHz processor, 8GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage will cost you $1,599, according to The Verge.
GSM Arena notes the recent update to MacBook Air as well. The 13-inch Air will now include 8GB as standard, while the 11-inch Air will carry 4GB as standard. While the MacBook Air is a winner, the latest addition of features will only add to its performance.
Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing Philip Schiller said, “MacBook is the thinnest and lightest Mac we have ever made and it’s our vision for the future of the notebooks. Customers are going to love this update to MacBook, with the latest processors, faster graphics, faster flash storage, longer battery life and a beautiful rose gold finish,” as published in a press release by the Cupertino firm.
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