The first MacBook Air changed the face of ultraportable laptops when it was released in 2008 and the world’s slimmest notebook is getting refreshed for its next generation launch. Announced at the 2012 Worldwide Developers Conference, the new MacBook Air comes with a 60 percent faster integrated graphics chipset that the previous version with 8GB RAM revving at 1600MHz. Powered by a 2GHz dual-core i7 Ivy Bridge processor, the notebook’s processor is claimed to be the most powerful option open to masses.
Even though a lot of new notebook models are set to be launched later in the year, the release of the new generation of the beloved MacBook Air should definitely make things a lot more interesting in the notebook retail arena.
What makes the new MacBook a highly attractive proposition than competitors is the fact that it comes with 512GB of flash memory, NVIDIA GeForce GT 650m graphics card, USB 2.0 and 3.0 connectivity via three ports and a 720p FaceTime HD camera which makes it well worth the entry level asking price of $999.
The ultra thin computer will be offered in a 1366 x 768 pixel resolution 11″ display model as well as a 13″ 1440 x 900 pixel display model. The 11” display option starts retailing at $999 with the higher processor laden 13-inch display model will starting at just a trifle more at $1199 which slates the 2012 MacBook nicely above the lot of UltraBooks set to be debuted later in the year.