All-new Intel Core processors with faster graphics.
Fourth-generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processors — based on the groundbreaking Haswell ULT architecture — give MacBook Air the power you need to finish the task at hand. Whatever the task may be. The dual-core Intel Core i5 with Turbo Boost speeds up to 2.6GHz comes standard. Or you can choose the optional dual-core Intel Core i7 processor for 1.7GHz of processing power and Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.3GHz. In addition, these new processors are much more power efficient, which means you’re able to do all the things you love to do on a computer for longer than ever — up to 9 hours between battery charges on the 11-inch MacBook Air and up to 12 hours on the 13-inch model.1 And with the Intel HD Graphics 5000 processor, you get up to 40 percent faster graphics performance.2 So when you’re trying to level up in your favorite game — or taking on other graphics-intensive tasks — things move more smoothly and with greater detail.
MacBook Air features up to 8GB of superfast, power-efficient 1600MHz LPDDR3 memory. 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 flash storage. Up to 512GB.
From the moment you start up MacBook Air, you realize this is exactly how a notebook should perform. Much of that power is thanks to flash storage, which is up to 9x faster than a traditional 5400-rpm notebook hard drive3 — and up to 45 percent faster than the flash storage in the previous-generation MacBook Air.4 Apps launch quickly. Files and documents open faster. Even after a month in standby mode, MacBook Air springs to life. And on top of all that speed, you also get more space — the 11-inch model now comes standard with 128GB.5
High-speed Thunderbolt and USB 3.
A high-speed Thunderbolt port and two USB 3 ports allow MacBook Air to transfer data at lightning-fast speeds and connect to displays like the Apple Thunderbolt Display. So with a few connections, you can turn a highly portable notebook into a highly versatile workstation.