So WWDC has kicked off, and Apple have just announced their first changes, which are coming the both the Macbook Pro and the Macbook Air, let’s take a look:
We’re still seeing the two sizes, 11″ and 13″, and there are no aesthetic changes to report, however under the hood, things get a lot more interesting.
- New processors – The Air will see Intel’s 3rd generation core, Ivy Bridge. The highest, the i7, will clock at 2.0GHz, with a Turbo Boost up to 3.2GHz.
- More RAM – Up to 8GB to be precise
- More Storage – up to 512GB of flash storage with even faster SSD’s than before
- USB 3.0 – 10 times faster than USB 2
- New FaceTime camera – 720p
Prices will start at $999 for the cheapest, and max out at $1499 for the top of the range model. They start shipping today!
Similar improvements to the Macbook Pro.
- Ivy Bridge – 2.7 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 3.7 GHz
- 8Gb RAM (1600 MHz)
- Nvidia GeForce GT 650M graphics with Kepler architecture and 1GB of dedicated RAM, a 60% improvement on current models
- USB 3
- Huge battery, 7 hour life (30 days of standby)
- Quad core processors – i5 or i7 depending (2.7GHz)
- Flash Storage – up to 768 GB
- 1600MHz RAM – Up to 16GB!
- Nvidia GeForce GT 650M (see above)
- Connectivity – SD card, HDMI, USB 3/2, Magsafe 2, Thunderbolt,
- HD Facetime, Dual microphones,
- “The best stereo speakers we’ve ever put into a notebook”