iFixit teardown shows new 13-inch MacBook Air is ridiculously fast

The new SSD in the 13-inch Macbook Air is very, very fast.


Perhaps one of the things that went under the radar at Apple’s recent event was the refresh they’ve given to their MacBook Air range. Both the 11 and 13-inch models have undergone certain upgrades, adding Intel 6000 graphics and a Broadwell processor, but it’s the 13-inch version that has undergone the biggest update.

iFixit has got their hands on the new MacBook Air and has discovered that the new PCI-e storage device used within it is nearly two times faster than the previous model. When you consider that the older version was by no means a slouch, this added boost in speed is certainly a bonus.

The teardown also shows that the 13-inch model uses several Samsung parts; including their flash memory, while the 11-inch model doesn’t include the same speed boost.

The revamped 13-inch MacBook Air is currently available from Apple with prices starting at $999.

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