New Macbook Air gets Core i5, i7 upgrades

And we thought it wasn’t possible to get more powerful processors inside these skinny little babies but Apple has just announced that the 11-inch and 13-inch Macbook Air will get a Core i5 CPU with an option to bring it to Core i7.

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The minimum specs of the new Macbook Air 11.6″ is now at:

Intel Core i5 1.6GHz Dual-Core
Intel HD Graphics 3000
Price: Php49,990

Or you can bump it to a little more RAM and storag:

Intel Core i5 1.6GHz Dual-Core
Intel HD Graphics 3000 256MB
Price: Php59,990

The maximum specs you can get for the same Macbook Air is now at:

Intel Core i7 1.8GHz Dual-Core
Intel HD Graphics 3000 256MB
Price: Php82,020

The 13-inch Macbook Air also got similar bump in the specs:

Intel Core i5 1.7GHz dual-core
4GB memory
128GB flash storage
Intel HD Graphics 3000 256MB
Price: 65,990

All of the new Macbook Airs will come with OXS Lion out of the box, an SD card reader (for the 13-inch model only), Bluetooth 4.0 and Thunderbolt.

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Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech with over 20 years of experience in the technology industry. He is one of the pioneers of blogging in the country and considered by many as the Father of Tech Blogging in the Philippines. He is also a technology consultant, a tech columnist with several national publications, resource speaker and mentor/advisor to several start-up companies.

15 Responses

  1. Avatar for Jasper Laguitao Jasper Laguitao says:

    yugatech .please post update on APPLE air 13 for 2017 . whats the difference? Im thinking if i should buy my new boyfriend that. thanks

  2. Avatar for Dendy Dendy says:

    Yeah … Apple MacBook Air becomes increasingly adorable … haha. And especially the 13-inch

  3. Avatar for John John says:

    Ang cheap ng apple compare sa ibang brand pag dating sa subnotebook..

    Macbook Air 13″ – around 65k
    Samsung Series 9 13″ – around 80k
    Sony Vaio Z or S with SSD 13″ – 80K and Up..

    ill go for macbook air na, i5+SSD = speed

  4. Avatar for Jonaflormicfren Jonaflormicfren says:

    Nice gadget, is it the cheapest computer produced by apple?

  5. Avatar for wanabe wanabe says:

    meron bang bluetooth file transfer ang OSX?

  6. Avatar for sylv3rblade sylv3rblade says:

    Bluetooth 4.0?

  7. Avatar for jcruze057 jcruze057 says:

    is this available in metro manila already? I really want to buy the i7 upgrade next month

    • Avatar for Messie Messie says:

      This is already available via the Apple online store and will ship within 3 business days:


      However, if you want to buy it personally, I am assuming that this is also already available in Apple Premium Resellers, just call them if they have stocks.

  8. Avatar for randyboy randyboy says:

    wer can i buy here in hte philippine of the mba?

  9. Avatar for razorous razorous says:

    Wow, BT 4.0? What does that feature compared to BT 2.1+EDR and BT 3.0+HS?

  10. Avatar for Iyan Sommerset Iyan Sommerset says:

    I wonder how hot the i5 and the i7 ones get.

    • Avatar for Messie Messie says:

      Same concern, I remember my friend having heat problems with his MBP. With the MBA’s thinner profile, I assume that this should have even worse ventilation problems (I might be wrong though).

  11. Avatar for Aram Aram says:

    Hey yuga, you said all the mba come with SD card readers. AFAIK it’s still just the 13″ ones that got one..

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