Does the MacBook Air’s specs hold up to speculation?
About a week ago, ever-reliable AppleInsider reported on the Air’s likely new specifications. Its source, Concord Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said the Air will likely come with 4 gigabytes of RAM since Apple was no longer placing order for the computer with 2 gigabytes of RAM. In addition, he noted the hard drives will likely be larger at 128 and 256 gigabytes. Let’s see how Kuo’s predictions held up.
Memory: The lowest-end 11-inch model comes with 2 gigabytes. For an additional $200, it can be upgraded to 4 gigabytes of DDR3 RAM. The 13-inch comes standard with 4 gigabytes.
Storage: All the Airs come with flash storage. The lowest-end 11-inch model comes standard with 64 gigabytes. The 11-inch can be configured to hold 128 and 256 gigabytes. The 13-inch comes standard with 128 gigabytes and can be upgraded to 256 gigabytes.
Looks like Apple didn’t eliminate lower-spec MacBook Airs, but given the industry checks Kuo noticed, it’s likely phasing them out.