Last Updated on 06/10/2013 by Chris Gampat
At WWDC 2013, Apple just announced brand new MacBook Air machines as well as the long awaited update to their Mac Pro line. For the photographer with the more mobile setup, you’ll be happy to know that these new MacBooks have an all day battery life–or at least that’s what they’re claiming. But here’s the killer part, you can get them starting at $999.
The new MacBooks Airs range from $999 to $1299 depending on if you want to go with the 11 inch or 13 inch versions. They can come with a 128 or 256GB flash memory hard drive with either a 1.3 GHz Intel Core i5 processor that can be configured up to a 1.7 GHz dual core if you’d like. As far as RAM goes, you can spring for either 4GB or 8GB–which really isn’t a lot if you think about it.
The computers come with an Intel HD Graphics 5000 card, two USB 3.0 ports, headphone jacks, and on the 13 inch there is an SDXC card slot–perfect for photographers using an SDXC card.
No, this isn’t a starship from a science fiction movie–but Apple sure did make this new machine into a cylinder. The new machine has dual GPUs, PCI-Express flash storage, Thunderbolt 2, 256 bit Xeon processor, and support for 4K video due to the dual AMD FirePro GPUs. There are 12 cores of processing power and perhaps most important to video editors is a unified thermal core that works in conjunction with the fan–which is on top of the machine. The even more intense feature is the fact that they’re claiming 60GB/s data transmission.
Apple is saying that all the machines will be assembled in the US. No word on pricing yet, but good luck asking your company to buy one for you.
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