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Apple updates MacBook Air with a speed bump

If you blinked you probably missed it during Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference keynote last Monday. The Cupertino-based company updated its lowest-priced laptop with a faster processor.

The MacBook Air now has a 1.8GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, a bump up from the 1.6GHz dual-core Core i5 that was released over two years ago. The MacBook Air’s processor is a 5th generation Broadwell chip, which is two generations older than the Kaby Lake processors in the new MacBook Pro and MacBook.

Other than the new processor, nothing has changed with the MacBook Air.

Models and prices

Apple offers two standard configurations of the MacBook Air. Each model can be customized at an additional cost.

$999: 1.8GHz processor, 128GB solid-state drive, 8GB of memory, Intel HD Graphics 6000

$1,199: 1.8GHz processor, 256GB solid-state drive, 8GB of memory, Intel HD Graphics 6000

How to buy a MacBook Air

You can buy a new MacBook Air directly from Apple online. You can also visit a retail Apple store near you.

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