The MacBook Air is a series of subnotebook computers from Apple. It has a full-sized keyboard, a machined aluminum case and a thin light structure. The first model was released in 2008. The MacBook Air comes with a display size of 13.3 inches. An 11.6” model was introduced for a time in 2010. Since then all MacBook Airs come with a solid-state drive and Intel Core i5/i7. Since Apple’s discontinuation of the white MacBook in 2011, the Air is now considered the company’s entry-level laptop, and has been designed to be ultra-portable. This year Apple released a new thinner and lighter MacBook Air with much-improved screen resolution. It has also updated the hardware making it the most expensive Air model to date. However, the previous 2015 MacBook Air is still fast and sleek enough to warrant some attention. With Black Friday fast approaching, this model might offer the best value for money. Pricing Prices of the 2015 MacBook Air starts at $999 (£949, AU$1,499). This will get you Intel Core i5, 128GB SSD and 8GB RAM. You can boast your processor to the Intel i7 for an extra $150. Storage can be increased to 512GB for a further $400, bringing the total purchase price to $1549.00 (£1,384, AU$2,339). The new MacBook Air’s basic price is $1199 (£1,119, AU$1,849). This includes 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD and the 8th generation Intel Core I5 processor. The standard MacBook may cost $1299 (£1,249, AU$1,899) but it comes with 256GB SSD and is actually lighter… [Read full story]
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