The super thin MacBook Air has just gotten a revamp, as with many other Apple products which were announced at WWDC 2012 this morning. We are looking at Ivy Bridge processors running underneath the hood, maxing out with a 2GHz dual-core i7 processor. Feel that you do not have enough memory? Fret not, you are able to have up to 8GB of 1600MHz RAM to chug along, not to mention “60% faster graphics” – although it is still integrated.
Apart from that, the 2012 MacBook Air will also now come with 512GB of flash memory, which is a huge plus, and just in case that is not enough, you can always plug in an external hard drive thanks to the newly introduced USB 3.0 port. This will be something that appeals to many computer users, and you might just see a higher uptake of MacBook Airs in the coming days and months ahead. There will be two USB 3.0 ports in total on the 2012 MacBook Air.
Apart from that, you will also get a 720p FaceTime HD camera, although the 11″ model remains the same with a 1366 x 768 resolution. The 2012 MacBook Air will retail for $999 at the lowest end, and will touch $1,099 if you want the faster processor. As for the 13″ model, it will still maintain the same resolution count of 1440 x 900, and is a Benjamin more affordable than the current model. Both 2012 MacBook Air models will commence shipping today.