The latest Intel Core i5 and i7 processors and graphics.
The latest Intel Core i5 and i7 processors give MacBook Air plenty of power. An optional Intel Core i7 processor gives you up to 2.0GHz of processing power and Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.2GHz. That, along with faster 1600MHz DDR3L memory, means you’re able to do all the things you love to do on a computer much quicker. Send email, surf the web and share photos and home movies much faster than before. And with the Intel HD Graphics 4000 processor, you get up to 60 per cent faster graphics.1 So the video you watch, the FaceTime calls you make and pretty much everything else you do is smoother and more detailed.
MacBook Air now features up to 8GB of faster 1600MHz DDR3L memory. That’s twice the memory of the previous-generation MacBook Air. Combine that with powerful processors and faster flash storage and you get a notebook that can run more memory-intensive applications at the same time — without compromising performance.
Faster all-flash storage.
From the moment you start up MacBook Air, you realise this is exactly how a notebook should perform. Much of that is thanks to flash storage. But we’ve taken the performance even further by doubling the maximum storage capacity to 512GB and adding next-generation flash storage that’s even faster. So it’s up to 4x faster than a traditional 5400-rpm notebook hard drive and faster than the previous-generation MacBook Air.2 Apps launch quickly. Files and documents open faster. And even after a month in standby mode, MacBook Air wakes in an instant.
High-speed Thunderbolt and USB 3.
A high-speed Thunderbolt port allows MacBook Air to transfer data at lightning-fast speeds and connect displays like the Apple Thunderbolt Display. So with a few connections, you can turn a highly portable notebook into a highly versatile workstation. And now with two USB 3 ports, you’re able to connect the latest USB 3 devices and access a pipeline that’s up to 10 times faster than USB 2.