The LTE craze no longer just prevails among tablets and smartphones. More and more people are looking into having LTE in their notebooks or laptops including products like Apple's MacBook Air. Can an LTE-enabled MacBook Air bring wonders to Apple?
The 2013 MacBook Air series come in two options: 11-inch and 13-inch. One of the most prominent and popular features of the product line is Intel's Haswell processors. The energy efficient Haswell chips made it possible for Apple to offer the 11-inch Air with up to 9 hours of battery life while the 13-inch Air now lasts up to 12 hours.
The newest MacBook Airs also run on fourth generation Intel Core processors with Intel HD Graphics 5000. People can edit photos, create presentations and browse the internet in a very swift manner.
Not to mention, the Airs now feature the new 802.11ac WiFi support. This takes WiFi connectivity to over the top levels. People can now link their laptops to an 802.11acb base station including AirPort Time Capsule and Airport Extreme. The wireless performance on the device now offers 3x faster performance than previous MacBook Air models.
Many users think that offering LTE support in MacBook Air can boost the product line as arguably the best around. The Air is popular for being one of the most portable notebooks around. It should be a good candidate for an LTE upgrade.
According to a report in ZDNet, the iPad and the iPad mini both sport LTE hardware. Putting LTE in MacBook Airs should not be as hard for Apple. While iPads follow a different framework and use slightly different software compared to the Intel package, it should not be impossible for Apple to build a laptop that is LTE-enabled.
Many laptops stand to gain from having LTE support. Many Chromebooks and similar products can boost their performance if they include the option in their hardware. Apple is set to release their upgraded version of the MacBook Pro. A refreshed MacBook Air line with LTE should keep the momentum for the tech giant.
Apple's supremacy over the notebook market is threatened by the number of tech manufacturers trying their hands over it. Sony released their Vaio Pro 13 and Lenovo released their much positively received Yoga. Can LTE in MacBook Air do any difference?
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