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

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

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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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