When we saw last year’s MacBook Airs (MBAs), we were really impressed not just with the looks but also with the performance. Looking at the latest refresh of the 11 and 13-inch MacBook Air though makes the old one seem like something you would hand over to your grandparents.
We’re not talking about the design here. There’s absolutely nothing we wrong with the design. It’s the internals that’s been greatly improved. The 2011 MacBook Air sports the latest Sandy Bridge Core i5 processors from Intel. Heck you can even have it customized to pack a Core i7 if you so wish.
Both models also have the fast Thunderbolt port which you probably won’t need now but just you wait in the near future. Then there’s also the backlit keyboard that we sorely miss from the previous MBA. The 13-inch also features a high definition 1440 x 900 native display resolution and an SD card slot! Now I wonder why they left out the SD slot from the 11-inch. Oh yeah, they ship with the latest Lion OS too.
Perhaps what’s even more interesting here is that the price is lower than it was when the 2101 Air were launched. Here are the pricing listed at Apple Store Philippines.
- 11-inch (64GB) – P49,990
- 11-inch (128GB) – P59,990
- 13-inch (128GB) – P65,990
- 13-inch (256GB) – P79,990