“The 1.6GHz/4GB upgrade comes at a steep cost but… I’d say that extra 10 – 20% performance increase you get from the upgraded CPU and memory makes a very big difference,” Lal Shimpi writes. “If all you’re doing is writing and web browsing I’m not sure it’s necessary, but anything beyond that could probably make use of the upgraded specs.”
Lal Shimpi writes, “Photoshop benefits tremendously from the upgrade to 4GB. The application takes advantage of both the faster CPU and larger memory size. The combination of the two bring the 11-inch system within 5% of the 1.86GHz, 2GB 13-inch MacBook Air. A 16% increase in performance over the base 11-inch configuration. Definitely, a tangible improvement.”
Much more in the full review, including benchmarks, here.
MacDailyNews Take: We love our 11-inch MacBook Air units and, yes, they are upgraded to 1.6GHz and 4GB RAM.