Apple Could Get Rid Of Its 11-Inch MacBook Air Family For A Much Larger Notebook
With the 11-inch MacBook Air being Apple’s smallest notebook yet, it was high time that the tech giant provided consumers with a bit more real estate for their everyday use from the company’s lineup of laptops.
Is This The End Of The Apple 11-Inch MacBook Book – Latest Rumor Suggests That A 15-inch MacBook Air Is In The Works
When Apple announced its MacBook Air family refresh, the base model of the 13-inch model had its RAM count increased to 8GB while being offered for the same price, but surprisingly, the 11-inch model did not receive any minor upgrade. With tablets gone as far as providing users with a screen size of 12 inches, an 11-inch MacBook Air is obviously not going to cut it. Even for casual users, the 11-inch screen size does not offer a whole lot of real estate for entertainment purposes and the smaller form factor means that Apple is going to have to make certain sacrifices along the way, such as a smaller battery capacity.
Now, rumor has it that Apple is prepping a 15-inch MacBook Air that is going to be announced after the 13-inch refresh that is expected to arrive later this year. Question is, what sort of changes will it feature that will actually compel users to purchase it? Well, for users who want more connectivity ports, a larger screen size for work and play, and for those who cannot lift their budget higher to purchase a MacBook Pro will obviously turn their attention towards the 15-inch MacBook Air.
Thanks to the larger screen size, Apple will have plenty of freedom to incorporate a larger cell for increased battery timings, and high battery life is one of the major perks of investing in a MacBook. A Type-C USB port is also expected to be present in these latest models. While the upcoming MacBook Pro family is said to feature a multitude of Type-C USB ports, we are not quite sure how many connectivity ports will be present in the upcoming machines.
The starting specifications of the 13-inch MacBook features 128GB PCIe flash storage, and can be configured all the way up to 512GB, if you require that much space. The 8GB of LPDDR3 RAM will be running at a speed of 1600MHz, and will give you more headroom in carrying out the more demanding tasks.
As for the processor, MacBook Air starts with a dual-core Core i5 chip running at a speed of 1.6GHz. The Turbo Boost technology of Intel’s processors will force the chip’s frequency to shoot up to 2.70GHz when required and the highest configured model features a Core i7 chip with a base clock speed of 2.2GHz. As for the battery life rating, Apple has stated the details below:
- Up to 12 hours wireless web
- Up to 12 hours iTunes movie playback
- Up to 30 days standby time
With the rumored release of the 15-inch MacBook Air, we could see higher battery timings on the notebook, but we will keep you informed on the latest as soon as we come across more information.