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New MacBook Airs to Feature Minor Processor Update

Earlier this morning, news of an imminent MacBook Air refresh surfaced, and now there are additional details on what we can expect from the update. As initially reported, the new MacBook Airs will include updated Haswell processors with no other specification changes.

As can be seen in an image of the new entry-level 13-inch MacBook Air specs provided to 9to5Mac, the notebook will offer a 1.4GHz Intel Core i5 processor, a very minor boost from the current entry level 1.3Ghz processor in the 13-inch version. Build to order models in both 11 and 13-inch varieties are expected to see the same minor processor improvements.

The MacBook Airs continue to offer the same amount of storage space, RAM, and 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and there has been no upgrade to Thunderbolt 2, which was included in the latest Retina MacBook Pro. The Airs continue to use Intel's HD Graphics 5000 and it is unclear whether updated Haswell processors will bring any boosts to battery life.

It is unknown when Apple plans to introduce the new MacBook Air computers, but it is possible Apple will take its online store down tonight in order to update inventory ahead of an in-store release tomorrow.

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72 months ago
1.3GHz to 1.4GHz? This is going to cannibalize Mac Pro sales for sure :D
Rating: 39 Votes
72 months ago

No one ever claimed that an ultra book would cannibalize workstation sales.

The MacBook Air is an ultra book.
The Mac Pro is a workstation.

your understanding of sarcasm is exceptional
Rating: 28 Votes
72 months ago
Their first product update of 2014! What a joke.
Rating: 26 Votes
72 months ago

I think I'll hold on to my 2013 MBA and wait for what's coming after this very mediocre upgrade.

Were you originally planning to do otherwise? Do people seriously upgrade after just one refresh?
Rating: 24 Votes
72 months ago
Bring back the 17"!!!!!!!
Rating: 20 Votes
72 months ago
Apple reminds me of those hamster cages with the slow drip water bottle. we the consumers are the hamsters, and apple is slowly dripping us updates lol :D
Rating: 19 Votes
72 months ago
What's the point of this? Seems like an extremely minor spec bump
Rating: 18 Votes
72 months ago
New mini please - MacBooks can wait till WWDC :P
Rating: 18 Votes
72 months ago
thaks to angela ahrendts for this classy upgrade.
Rating: 13 Votes
72 months ago

What's the point of this? Seems like an extremely minor spec bump

It is an extremely minor spec bump. I can't see why you're complaining. Any updates are welcome.
Rating: 12 Votes

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