2015 Apple MacBook AIR 13″ impression [in 4K]

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2015 Apple MacBook AIR 13
  • Design - 8/10
    8/10
  • Performance and Speed - 9/10
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  • Battery life - 9.5/10
    9.5/10
  • Display quality - 6/10
    6/10
  • Reliance - 9/10
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  • Noise - 9/10
    9/10
  • Portability - 8/10
    8/10

Summary

Apple bumped the spec and refreshed the Macbook Air line for Spring 2015. The winning formula is the same here, however it is no longer the champion of the ultra light notebook category. That crown has been given to the upcoming Macbook. The MacBook Air line is starting to loose some of its cache with the completion catching up. For example the DELL XPS 13 is a 13 inch notebook in the body of an 11 inch with an amazing display, battery life and cutting edge design. Apple did not include a Retina display for the 2015 refresh. However, the MacBook Air remains one of the best options for anyone seeking an ultra portable laptop that can deliver.

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The New 13-Inch MacBook Air SSD is Nearly Twice as Fast vs the New 11-Inch MacBook Air.

Apple on Monday introduced a refreshed line up for its MacBook air line adding Broadwell chips and Intel 6000 graphics as discussed in my podcast. While the 11 inch macbook air and 13 inch got the same processor updates, I discussed that the 13-inch MacBook Air got a new SSD combo making it “up to two times faster” than the flash storage used in the last 2014 MacBook Air. The 11-inch MacBook Air does not get this update.

Look at the snapshot below. The macbook air 13 using Black Magic’s disk speed test got a write speed of 619 and a read speed of 840.

Average write speeds for the 11-inch MacBook Air using Black Magic’s Disk Speed Test were 220MB/s, while average read speeds were 550MB/s. The 13-inch MacBook Air saw average write speeds of 630MB/s and average read speeds of 900MB/s.

[Below Macbook air 13 speed test] by krishdtech using BlackMagic speed test app

MACBOOK AIR 13 SPEED TEST

 

[Below Macbook air 11 speed test] by krishdtech using BlackMagic speed test app

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2015 Apple MacBook AIR 13″ impression [in 4K]

5MNS Tech on the KrishDTech Network Show #23 – March 10th, 2015 – 2015 Apple MacBook AIR 13″ impression [in 4K]

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