New MacBook Air benchmarks showcases epic PCI Express flash memory

Benchmarks of the brand new 13-inch Macbook Air have surfaced, and the results are impressive to say the least.

Released at WWDC yesterday, the new Macbook Airs sport a swathe of raw processing power. The 13-inch version, tested by Anand Lal Shimpi of AnandTech, is equipped with a Core i5 processor, based around the Haswell architecture clocked at 1.3GHz. Despite the fact that the new core is actually a slower clock speed than the previous models 18.GHz Sandy Bridge model, the Macbook Air’s benchmark is exactly the same, a huge testament to the power that Apple has squeezed out of this rather humble processor.


An incredible showcase of the leaps and bounds made by computer tech in general, Apple’s brand new Macbook Air benchmarks at the same level as the 2009 Mac Pro! Not only has Apple been able to eek out a ton more processing power, but massive battery life improvements too. The 13-inch Macbook Air tested has an incredible 12-hour battery life.

The tech behind the speed boost is actually the flash memory which uses PCI Express connectivity, offering read/write performance of almost 800MB/s.

The new Macbook Air, with 128 GB of storage is available now for $999 for the 11-inch model, or $1099 for the 13-inch model.


Via: Apple Insider


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