Apple’s new 2013 MacBook Air went on sale yesterday, so naturally benchmarks are already starting to hit the web. Engadget has spent a bit of time with the ultraportable and posted both benchmarks and photos to the web. And while the laptop’s design has stayed exactly the same, the specs have received a nice bump.

When running the Blackmagic Disk Speed Test on the 2013 MacBook Air, Engadget found that the laptop read data at speeds of 725.4 MB/s and wrote data at a quick 433.4 MB/s. For comparison, this is almost twice as fast as the SSD in the 2012 model of the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display.

The folks at Primate Labs have run Geekbench tests on the new MacBook Air and have found that the Core i7 model brought in a score of 7097, a slight improvement over 6831 that was found in the Core i7 mid-2012 model. The 1.3GHz Core i5 iteration of the 2013 MacBook Air brought in a score of 6081, a very minor improvement over mid-2012 1.8GHz Core i5 model with a score of 6029. Even though these raw power improvements may be minor, they’re nice to see nevertheless.

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