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Macbook Air Price Dropped & Processor Upgraded

Question asked by Kaustubh Katdare in #Electronics on Apr 29, 2014
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare · Apr 29, 2014
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Apple has just released new Macbook Air laptops. While there aren't major changes to the machines except for the price drop of about $100 across all the four models. The machines will now ship with a faster Intel processor. Starting today, the price of the basic 11.6" Macbook Air will be $899 (earlier $999) and the entry level 13" Macbook Air will be available for $999 (earlier $1099). Both these models will ship with 128 GB of Solid State Drive (SSD) and have 4GB of on-board memory (RAM). The top-end models will carry 256 GB of SSD storage with the 11" costing $1099 and the 13" costing about $1199.

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The Macbook Air will now ship with an upgraded dual-core Intel processor operating at 1.4 GHz (Core i5). All the four machines ship with Intel HD Graphics 5000 to handle the graphics. If you are looking to buy a new Mac, you're getting a good deal!

It's however expected that Apple will announce a new entry in the Air lineup; a 12" Macbook Air with Retina Display. While the official announcements are just few weeks away; we strongly recommend that you should wait til WWDC, scheduled between 2-6 June in San Francisco.

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Rajni Jain
Rajni Jain · Apr 29, 2014
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One should wait for 12" Macbook Air with Retina Display as it aims to be the thinnest lappy available in the market.
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare · Apr 29, 2014
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Rajni Jain
One should wait for 12" Macbook Air with Retina Display as it aims to be the thinnest lappy available in the market.
Retina display is all good; but the cost's going to be quite higher than the regular models. I guess they'd begin at $1299 onwards.
Rajni Jain
Rajni Jain · Apr 29, 2014
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Kaustubh Katdare
Retina display is all good; but the cost's going to be quite higher than the regular models. I guess they'd begin at $1299 onwards.
Apple products were never cheap and not intended for mango people; that's the reason they give best in class quality.

If that will be an engineering marvel, $1299 is not a lot, right?
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare · Apr 30, 2014
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Those who want to know the price of new Macbook Air in India, here we go:

1. 11" Basic Model: Rs. 65,900
2. 11" Top Model: Rs. 79,000
3. 13" Basic Model: Rs. 72,000
4. 13" Top Model: Rs. 86,000

Those prices are still way above the competition; but if you've decided to buy a Mac, I think those prices are good! As I said again - you've gotta be waiting for the Retina display model of Macbook Air. It's going to steal the show!
Aditya Deshmukh
Aditya Deshmukh · Apr 30, 2014
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Kaustubh Katdare
Those who want to know the price of new Macbook Air in India, here we go:

1. 11" Basic Model: Rs. 65,900
2. 11" Top Model: Rs. 79,000
3. 13" Basic Model: Rs. 72,000
4. 13" Top Model: Rs. 86,000

Those prices are still way above the competition; but if you've decided to buy a Mac, I think those prices are good! As I said again - you've gotta be waiting for the Retina display model of Macbook Air. It's going to steal the show!
Can Macbook Air handle heavy software like Adobe Photoshop???
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare · Apr 30, 2014
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Aditya Deshmukh
Can Macbook Air handle heavy software like Adobe Photoshop???
It can, very well. I'd recommend Adobe Photoshop Elements - it's cheaper and it does most of the things you'd typically do in Photoshop. Plus, there's a wonderful software called Pixelmator; it's damn cheap and can replace PhotoShop's almost every feature.

I never missed anything after making a switch from Windows; about 4 years ago.
Aditya Deshmukh
Aditya Deshmukh · Apr 30, 2014
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Kaustubh Katdare
It can, very well. I'd recommend Adobe Photoshop Elements - it's cheaper and it does most of the things you'd typically do in Photoshop. Plus, there's a wonderful software called Pixelmator; it's damn cheap and can replace PhotoShop's almost every feature.

I never missed anything after making a switch from Windows; about 4 years ago.
Thank you, that was really helpful...

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