When it comes to new products from Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), every release has a way of getting consumers and investors fired up. It doesn’t matter if it is a new product or a simple update, it is going to get people talking.
One of the main sticking points after a product update is whether or not the changes were really worth it. This is sure to be a topic of conversation in the months to come concerning Apple’s MacBook Air 13”. Is there anything about this laptop that makes it better than the previous generation?
To answer this question, we don’t have to look any further than the team at iFixit.
While there were not changes made to the weight and size, and the overall appearance has stayed the same, don’t be fooled. When you get down to the nitty gritty, you will find that this machine is all new. There are many subtle changes that are sure to make this computer better than its predecessor.
During the iFixit teardown, they made note of what the new computer has to offer. Here are just a few of the features that you want to pay attention to:
* 4th generation Intel Core i5 processor with Intel HD graphics 5000
* 128 GB flash storage (configurable to 512 GB)
* 4 GB LPDDR3 RAM, configurable (but not upgradable) to 8 GB
* 13.3″ 1440×900 pixel display (~128 ppi)
* 802.11ac Wi-Fi connectivity
* Dual microphones
This information alone should get you excited about what this product from Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has to offer. Of course, iFixit doesn’t stop there. They dug deeper to take a closer look at some of the many changes. Here are just a few of them:
* Smaller SSD module
* Updated AirPort card
* No separate platform controller hub
* New heat sink clamp
* Opposite-facing speaker cable connector
The one thing that may hurt Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) when pushing this computer is the fact that the outside doesn’t look any different, and that the weight has stayed the same. However, those who take the time to look at what is on the inside will realize that the product has been updated in many ways.
It will be interesting to see how well this Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) laptop sells in the latter part of 2013, especially towards the holiday season.
A full video covering the iFixit teardown can be found on the next page: