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 News
According to insider information, Apple Retail Stores are resetting the sales floor this Tuesday night in preparation for a new product launch Wednesday.
It seems that a July refresh for the super-thin MacBook Air has become extremely likely. Our source reports that Apple has ordered 400,000 Sandy Bridge and Thunderbolt enabled MacBook Airs to be built this month, to be ready for a July launch.
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?
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The Macbook Air is the next Apple product to get Sandy Bridge processors. Apple first updated their Macbook Pro range and recently gave their iMac range a refresh with Sandy Bridge Processors.
DigiTimes is reporting a late June or early July refresh of the impossibly thin MacBook Air line. This report is in line with what we heard a month ago.
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.
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.
It looks like my current favorite Mac will soon be outdated.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.
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.
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.
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…
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.”