WWDC 2013: Apple introduces new Macbook
As expected Apple has given the Macbook Air a dose of Haswell. The Cupertino based tech major has announced a refreshed range of the Macbook Air. The new notebooks will be available in the same 11.6 and 13.3-inch variants, like before. This round of upgrades is all under the hood.
New Macbook Air range
Apple has gone in for Intel’s latest Haswell line of processors, which were unveiled at Computex earlier this month, to power the Air. As expected the Haswell upgrade is said to give a major power boost the notebooks. The 11-inch Air is said to have a 9 hour battery, doubling its life from the 5 hours earlier, while the refreshed 13-inch Macbook Air will keep humming for 12 long hours as opposed to the 7 hours the earlier version had. Both the variants come with support for 802.11ac Wi-Fi. The 11-inch Macbook Air starts at $999 and the 13-inch one at $1,099. Both start shipping today.
Apple’s not stopping just at Air. At WWDC 2013, the Cupertino brand has also teased the Mac Pro, its tiny desktop PC. According to Phil Schiller, Sr. VP, Marketing at Apple, the PRO is “without doubt the future of the pro desktop.” The new Mac Pro will be assembled in the United States. The circular tube shaped computer is scheduled to arrive later this year and comes with four USB 3.0 ports, 6 Thunderbolt ports and dual AMD GPUs all packed into 1/8th the volume of the previous model[source:tech2]