New MacBook Air notebooks available this weekBy Ryan Noik 2 August 2011 | Categories: news
Apple’s newly updated 11” and 13” MacBook Air notebooks will be available in South Africa this week already and give MacBook fans a chance to snap up the Cupertino-based company's latest salvo in market dominance. The notebooks, which were launched towards the end of July in the US, will be released with a range of prices, depending on their configuration.
This should cater to a range of MacBook fans who may not want, or be able to, spend an entire month’s salary.
The 1.6 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 11” MacBook Air will be available in two models -- one with 2 GB of memory and a 64 GB Solid State Drive (SSD) retailing for about R9000, while the version with 4 GB of memory and a 128 GB SSD retails for R11 500.
The 1.7 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 13” MacBook Air will similarly be available in two configurations, one with 4 GB of memory and a 128 GB SSD for a RRP of R12 000, and one with 4 GB of memory and a 256 GB SSD setting Apple affectionados back R15 500.
Updates from the previous MacBook Air notebooks include Intel Core i5 and Core i7 dual-core processors, which the company asserted will make the new MacBook Air up to twice as fast as the previous generation.
The new notebooks will also feature Intel HD Graphics 3000 and offers up to 4 GB of faster 1333 MHz memory.
Both MacBook Air notebooks will be available from http://www.zastore.co.za/, Apple Premium Resellers and Apple Authorised Resellers.
With this latest launch, the company shows no sign of slowing down or giving its competitors a chance to breath. In latest news, Apple announced the financial results for its 2011 fiscal Q3 that ended on 25 June 2011, and posted a record quarterly revenue of $28.57 billion as well as record quarterly net profit of $7.31 billion.
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