Apple updates MacBook Air line with faster CPUs, lower prices

As rumored in the past day, Apple has updated the MacBook Air with new Intel Haswell processors while slashing the price by $100. The base 11- and 13-inch Air models now sport 1.4GHz Core i5 chips, up from 1.3GHz on the previous model. The 11-incher starts at $899, while the 13-inch is $999, and the price drop also affects the 256GB models, which now sell for $1,099 and $1,199.

The new MacBook Air models are also available from Apple's Canadian and U.K. stores, though the Canadian store's prices don't appear to have been lowered at the time of writing.

Source: Apple (U.S.), Apple (Canada), Apple (U.K.)

Alex Dobie