MacBook Air 2011 vs MacBook Air 2012

Apple just announced the update of the MacBook Air.

So is it worth the upgrade if you have the mid 2011 MacBook Air? Check out the table below for the comparison between the two. Take note of the right side with the green color. It pertains to the changes in the latest model.

  MacBook Air (mid 2011) MacBook Air (2012)
Height 0.11-0.68 inches 0.11-0.68 inches
Weight 2.38, 2.96 pounds 2.38, 2.96 pounds
Display resolution 1366 x 768, 1440 x 900 1366 x 768, 1440 x 900
CPU Sandy Bridge Core i5, Core i7 Ivy Bridge Core i5, Core i7
Graphics Intel HD Graphics 3000 Intel HD Graphics 4000
Memory 2, 4GB of 1333MHz DDR3 4, 8GB of 1600MHz DDR3L
Storage 64, 128, 256GB 64, 128, 256, 512GB
Ports Two USB 2.0, Thunderbolt Two USB 3.0, Thunderbolt
Power MagSafe MagSafe 2
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0 4.0
Battery life 5-7 hours 5-7 hours
Starting price   Php 47,990 (11-in.), Php 57,990 (13-in.)

If you have the mid-2011 MBA, you don’t have to buy the latest as it only offers minor upgrades. If you have an MBA 2010 or lower model or if this is your first time to own the MBA then by all means buy it.