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Macbook Air 2017 Model - Is It Really Worth In 2017

Apple Inc has introduced a new model of the MacBook Air in 2017. So we are going to tell you that is it really worth for a purchase in the year 2017.

There are also some other new models of MacBooks apple introduced along with Air models. Apple introduced MacBook Pro models with and without touch bar same as previous year but with some improvements. Improvements in MacBook Pro Models include an all new 7th Generation Kaby Lake processors which was 6th Generation Processor Sky Lake in the last year. Kaby Lake processors comes with an increase in turbo boost power in a Mac, it also have increase in frequency of processors and does some great wonders in saving battery life.

Apart from processors upgrade there's nothing new in the MacBook Pro lineup in the year 2017.

Apple's Mac Air's new models in the 2017 also get some slight improvements but not major improvements. The new model of MacBook Air comes with a slightly higher frequency of processors. Earlier models of MacBook Air came with a 1.6 Ghz processor while the newer models comes with a 1.8 Ghz frequency processor. However the turbo boost is capable of giving laptop a boost of upto 2.9 Ghz when required. The major problem we see here in the updated models of MacBook Air is there's no change in the Generation of processors, Apple's providing same 5th Generation processors with MacBook air with just an increase in processors frequency.

Apart from the frequency of processors there's nothing new in the MacBook Air lineup of updates. You will get the same non retina display of 1440x900 resolution, same 8 GB RAM clocked upto 1600 MHz, 128 GB SSD configurable upto 512 GB.

These are my personal opinions regarding the updated MacBook Air 2017

Pros: The MacBook Air is the cheapest notebook in Apple’s lineup at $999, especially now that the 11-inch $899 MacBook Air has been retired. It has something else big going for it, about 10.5 hours of battery life on tests, which makes it one of longer lasting ultra portable laptops. That kind of endurance and pricing makes the Air a good option for students. The latest version offers a slightly faster Core i5 processor but same 5th Generation.

You might also appreciate that the Air comes with full-size USB ports and an SD card slot, which makes it easy to transfer photos from your camera. Not a fan of the new flat butterfly keyboards on the latest MacBook and MacBook Pro? The Air sports a traditional keyboard with more travel, which some may find more comfortable.

Cons: The Air’s design doesn’t wow like it used to, because of the fairly thick bezel around the screen. The 13-inch screen also has a fairly low resolution of 1440 x 900 pixels, while most Windows laptops in this price range have full HD screens. And while Apple has upped the clock speed to 1.8 GHz, it's still a 5th-generation Intel chip and not the latest 8th-gen CPU.

The MacBook air has some really great things going for it.

It Features a 12 Hour long Battery which is one of the longest lasting battery in its size. Compare that to any windows Laptop with the similar battery life and you get something very huge Laptop in the size.

The MacBook air also comes with an SSD which results in excellent app launch time and boot up speed.Most Windows Laptop in this Price Range usually provides a mechanical Hard-disk which is ok but lot slower then a SSD.

Even though the MacBook air is light weight and portable, the build quality is excellent and by far the Best in class. Its aluminium all around and extremely sturdy unlike the most Plasticky windows Laptop in the market.

The MacBook air is the only Laptop from apple which has all the ports including a USB 3, Thunderbolt 2, SD Card Slot and MagSafe 2. It Even has an Headphone jack. what it doesn’t have is the USB C port which makes it a bit behind the time.

Despite all that MacBook air not upgradable and is no where near as powerful as other Laptops in similar price range. It comes with the much old processor 5-gen Pro i5, while most laptops this days come equip with the latest 7-gen processors from intel.

The MacBook Air doesn’t have a dedicated GPU either, so you can really expect it to be able to handle graphically intensive tasks at all. Also it has some really gigantic Bezels and a screen resolution which is not even full HD. It's 2017 and an expensive laptop not offering full HD Display is just not cool.
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