The Good : – New Intel fourth-gen CPUs help the updated MacBook Air achieve amazing battery life. The multitouch trackpad is still the industry’s best, and even better, the 13-inch MacBook Air now starts at $100 less than the previous model.
The Bad :- Newer features such as touch screens and higher-resolution displays are still missing. The ultrabook competition is catching up, in terms of design.
The Bottom Line :- Apple keeps the latest MacBook Air updates on the inside, but greatly improved battery life and a lower starting price make up for a lack of flashy design changes.
Editors’ note: As of April 29, 2014, Apple has updated the MacBook Air linewith slightly faster Intel processors (1.4GHz Core i5, up from 1.3GHz) and cut the price of the entry-level configurations. The 11.6-inch MacBook Air now starts at $899 (from $999) in the US and at £749 (from £849) in the UK, and the 13.3-inch version now drops to $999 (from $1,099) in the US and to £849 (from £949) in the UK.