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Review: Latest Intel chip boosts speed and endurance in new MacBook Air

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At a Glance

While the MacBook Air improvements are mostly subtle, they succeed in making an already excellent product even more desirable.

Price when rated: $1299
Lowest price: $1,112.00 via Amazon.com Marketplace

Pros

  • Much improved battery life
  • Improved flash storage and graphics performance

Cons

  • 4GB of RAM is less generous than other non-upgradable Macs
Apple, Inc MB450X/A
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Where to buy

At a Glance

While the MacBook Air improvements are mostly subtle, they succeed in making an already excellent product even more desirable.

Price when rated: $1099
Lowest price: $998.00 via Amazon.com Marketplace

Pros

  • Much improved battery life
  • Improved flash storage and graphics performance

Cons

  • 4GB of RAM is less generous than other non-upgradable Macs
  • 128GB storage may be too small for some
Apple, Inc MB450B/A
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Where to buy

At a Glance

While the MacBook Air improvements are mostly subtle, they succeed in making an already excellent product even more desirable.

Price when rated: $1199
Lowest price: $1,650.00 via QVC

Pros

  • Much improved battery life
  • Improved flash storage and graphics performance

Cons

  • 4GB of RAM is less generous than other non-upgradable Macs
Apple, Inc MD223LE/A
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At a Glance

While the MacBook Air improvements are mostly subtle, they succeed in making an already excellent product even more desirable.

Price when rated: $999

Pros

  • Much improved battery life
  • Improved flash storage and graphics performance

Cons

  • 4GB of RAM is less generous than other non-upgradable Macs
  • 128GB storage may be too small for some
 Compare

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