Macbook Air 2013 vs 2012

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13″ Macbook Air 2013 was released today on July 10, 2013. Lets compare it against 2012 Macbook Air.

Summary

Everything is the same including display, resolution, shape, weight and technology except

Processor power reduced from 1.8GHz to 1.3 GHz
5 hours of extra battery life (that is 12 hour battery life)
New faster Wifi
Faster Graphics Card

BottomLine: The 2012 macbook air owners will be really happy!

Here is the complete summary.

2012 Macbook Air 2013 Macbook Air
Price 1099 1099
Display 13.3-inch (diagonal) high-resolution LED-backlit glossy widescreen display with support for millions of colors

Supported resolutions:
1440 x 900 (native), 1280 x 800, 1152 x 720, and 1024 x 640 at 16:10 ratio and 1024 x 768 and 800 x 600 at 4:3 ratio.

13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen display with support for millions of colors

Supported resolutions:
1440 by 900 (native), 1280 by 800, 1152 by 720, and 1024 by 640 pixels at 16:10 aspect ratio; and 1024 by 768 and 800 by 600 pixels at 4:3 aspect ratio

Storage 128GB flash storage 128GB flash storage
Processor 1.8GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 (Turbo Boost up to 2.8GHz) with 3MB shared L3 cache

US$1399 model configurable to dual-core 2.0GHz Intel Core i7 (Turbo Boost up to 3.2GHz) with 4MB shared L3 cache.

1.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 (Turbo Boost up to 2.6GHz) with 3MB shared L3 cache

Configurable to 1.7GHz dual-core Intel Core i7 (Turbo Boost up to 3.3GHz) with 4MB shared L3 cache.

Memory 4GB of 1600MHz DDR3L onboard memory

Configurable to 8GB.

4GB of 1600MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory

Configurable to 8GB.

Size and Weight Height: 0.11-0.68 inch (0.3-1.7 cm)
Width: 12.8 inches (32.5 cm)
Depth: 8.94 inches (22.7 cm)
Weight: 2.96 pounds (1.35 kg)2
Height: 0.11-0.68 inch (0.3-1.7 cm)
Width: 12.8 inches (32.5 cm)
Depth: 8.94 inches (22.7 cm)
Weight: 2.96 pounds (1.35 kg)2
Graphics Intel HD Graphics 4000
Dual display and video mirroring: Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display and up to 2560 by 1600 pixels on an external display, both at millions of colors
Thunderbolt digital video output
Native Mini DisplayPort output
DVI output using Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter (sold separately)
VGA output using Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter (sold separately)
Dual-link DVI output using Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter (sold separately)
HDMI audio and video output using third-party Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter (sold separately)
Intel HD Graphics 5000
Dual display and video mirroring: Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display and up to 2560 by 1600 pixels on an external display, both at millions of colors
Thunderbolt digital video output
Native Mini DisplayPort output
DVI output using Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter (sold separately)
VGA output using Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter (sold separately)
Dual-link DVI output using Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter (sold separately)
HDMI audio and video output using third-party Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter (sold separately)
Camera 720p FaceTime HD camera 720p FaceTime HD camera
Ports Two USB 3 ports (up to 5 Gbps)
Thunderbolt port (up to 10 Gbps)
MagSafe 2 power port
SD card slot
Two USB 3 ports (up to 5 Gbps)
Thunderbolt port (up to 10 Gbps)
MagSafe 2 power port
SDXC card slot
Wireless 802.11n Wi-Fi wireless networking;3 IEEE 802.11a/b/g compatible
Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
802.11ac Wi-Fi networking;3 IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible
Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
Battery Life Up to 7 hours wireless web

Up to 30 days standby time

Built-in 50-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery

45W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter with cable management; MagSafe 2 power port

Up to 12 hours wireless web
Up to 10 hours iTunes movie playback
Up to 30 days standby time
Built-in 50-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery
45W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter with cable management; MagSafe 2 power port
References 2012 Air 2013 Air
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