- Apple Macbook Air
In June 2017 Apple updated the processor on its 13-inch MacBook Air from 1.6GHz to 1.8GHz – not a massive improvement as the processor is the same generation as the MacBook Air used when it was last significantly updated in 2015 – but the MacBook Air remains a great choice for an entry-level Mac laptop.
The MacBook Air is the laptop you see in coffee shops, libraries, offices, and student digs all over the world. Apple might have forgotten it in favour of the sharper-screened 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro and dinkier 12-inch MacBook, but the masses still love the lightweight, entry-level Air.
Apple isn’t calling its most recent MacBook Air update a “new” model, but to distinguish it from its otherwise very similar Early-2015 MacBook Air we’ll call it the Mid-2017 MacBook Air.
Apple hasn’t changed the Air much at all since it wowed the laptop world in 2010 with its sharp, wedge-shaped case – which still looks great, in our opinion. There were some minor processor and port changes in 2015, but since then the only real updates have been upticks on the processor speed and a welcome doubling of the default memory (from 4GB to 8GB).
It’s still available in just the one silvery colour, unlike the 12-inch MacBook (Silver, Space Grey, Gold, or Rose Gold) or 13-inch or 15-inch MacBook Pro (Silver or Space Grey).
Giveaway Ended: 2017.09.25.