Anand Lal Shimpi: Last week Apple introduced its first significant upgrade to the MacBook Air since it was introduced two years ago. The announcement was met with the arrival of a new form factor for Apple: the 11.6-inch MacBook Air starting at just $999. The 13.3-inch model got an update and a price drop as well. It starts at $1299.
The hardware has both remained the same and changed significantly. The CPUs are mostly unchanged in terms of specs, but differ wildly in performance. The GPU is much faster and the battery life is improved. Weight is down, the chassis loses some features and gains others.
There’s a lot to talk about, so read on for our full review of these two notebooks.