Macbook Air News

Apple To Introduce New MacBook Airs/Mac Minis Alongside OS X Lion

Posted on 16/06/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

In the market for one of the upcoming Thunderbolt and Sandy Bridge-powered MacBook Airs? You just might be in luck. We’ve been hearing that the reason for the delay in MacBook Air and Mac Mini refreshes is due to Apple planning to release the updates alongside Lion next month.


Refreshed MacBook Airs Coming In Late June

Posted on 14/06/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

I dunno about you, but I’m pretty excited for the next release of the MacBook Air – The likely inclusion of Thunderbolt and the new Sandy Bridge processors will surely make it a beast – and Reuters reports that they might be coming as early as the end of this month!


MacBook Air Refurbs Drop To $829, Refresh Pending?

Posted on 30/05/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Apple has once more lowered the price on refurbished MacBook Air laptops, bringing the cheapest option down to just $829. Could this be a sign that the machines are due for a refresh sooner rather than later?


Entry Level MacBook Air To Go 256GB By 2012?

Posted on 12/05/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

According to market research firm Gartner, the price for solid state drives will likely drop below a dollar per gigabyte by the second half of 2012 – this may mean larger entry-level sizes in devices such as the MacBook Air.


New Thunderbolt MacBook Airs Begin Production Next Week

Posted on 22/04/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

Earlier today, our own James Britton reported on new MacBook airs reportedly being available in June. We’ve now heard via AppleInsider that in fact these very machines are set to enter production next month.


MacBook Air With Sandy Bridge and Thunderbolt Due in June

Posted on 22/04/2011 by James Britton

It looks like my current favorite Mac will soon be outdated. Apple is rumored to be releasing an update of the MacBook Air line in June to include Intel’s latest Sandy Bridge microprocessors and the the high speed Thunderbolt I/O port to bring it in line with the current MacBook Pro offerings.


Some Macbook Airs Have Faster SSDs Than Others

Posted on 18/04/2011 by Cormac Moylan

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Apple has sourced SSDs for their Macbook Air range from two different manufacturers. And one performs significantly faster than the other.

When iFixit tore down the Macbook Airs, they confirmed the use of Toshiba’s Blade X-gale SSDs. However, a thread over at Mac Rumors lead to the outing of a second SSD in later releases of the Macbook Air.


MacBook Air To Go Sandy Bridge In Near Future?

Posted on 07/04/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

Although the MacBook Air certainly received an impressive refresh in October, many are wondering when they’ll see the wonderful enhancements of Sandy Bridge come to everyone’s favorite “commuter computer.” The answer? Perhaps quite soon.


My 11-inch friend: working with a Macbook Air

Posted on 15/02/2011 by kevin

Last year Apple released a major update to an old dog in the Mac line, the Macbook Air. The new unibody case, high resolution display, solid-state drive and design tweaks brought about a huge swathe in change that ignited a…


Macbook Air To Get Sandy Bridge Processor In June?

Posted on 11/02/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

According to a report from CNET, Apple’s Macbook Air, though recently updated, will be receiving a June refresh to include Intel’s latest Sandy Bridge line of processors. The report does not mention any further upgrades to the line, although I would suspect such upgrades as increased SSD sizes, and perhaps more RAM. According to the report, this knowledge has come from a source “familiar with Apple’s plans.”