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Apple's 11- and 13-inch MacBook Air laptops

Apple has updated its line of ultraportable MacBook Air notebooks, outfitting the machines with the latest-generation Intel processors and dropping the starting price by $100.

The 11-inch model with 128 gigabytes of storage now starts at $899. The entire line – two 11-inch models and two 13-inch models – starts with 1.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processors and four gigabytes of RAM, with base prices topping out at $1,199 for the top-of-the-line 13-inch model, which starts at 256 gigabytes of storage. Processors, RAM and storage can be upgraded before checkout.

Apple is also promising better battery life when using the new models to watch iTunes movies, with the company claiming that the 13-inch versions are capable of up to 12 hours on a charge and the 11-inch versions are capable of up to nine hours on a charge.

MacBook Air [Apple Store via 9to5Mac]

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