Macbook Air News

Apple Using Older, Slower SSDs In Some New MacBook Airs

Posted on 26/07/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

Apple refreshed their MacBook Airs last week to include Thunderbolt, as well as new Intel Sandy Bridge processors. In addition, 128GB SSDs are now available on both 11-inch and 13-inch models. Unfortunately, to the dismay of some users, it appears that Apple is using older, slower previous-generation SSDs in some of the new Airs.


iFixit Teardown: 2011 13″ MacBook Air

Posted on 22/07/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

iFixit has just gotten their hands on one of the new MacBook Airs, and have just recently finished doing what they do with every new toy they get – they tore it apart! By taking the new MacBook Air apart piece by piece, they’ve managed to learn a few interesting things about it.


Report: Apple Could Sell 15 Million MacBooks By The End Of The Year

Posted on 21/07/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

Following today’s earlier news that Apple has already sold over 500,000 of the new MacBook Airs they just released yesterday, a new report indicates that MacBook Air sales should continue to remain strong, and that Apple may sell up to 15 million new MacBook Airs by year’s end.


Benchmarks Show New MacBook Airs Rival High-End 2010 MacBook Pro

Posted on 20/07/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

The decision between purchasing a MacBook Air versus a MacBook Pro used to be about sacrificing speed and power for a thin, light, ultra-portable package. According to new benchmarks, however, that may no longer be the case, as the newly released MacBook Pros achieve comparable benchmark results to 2010’s high-end MacBook Pro.


New Macbook Airs – Sandy Bridge i5 & i7, Full Flash Storage, Thunderbolt $999 to $1,599

Posted on 20/07/2011 by Cormac Moylan

It’s a busy day for Apple! Hot on the heels of OS X Lion hitting the Mac App Store, Apple has also updated their Macbook Air range. The major changes include a bump in processors to Sandy Bridge i5 and i7 processors, Thunderbolt, backlit keyboard, and all-flash storage. The 11.6″ and 13″ Airs range from 1.6GHz i5 to 1.8Ghz i7 (optional update), 2GB to 4GB RAM, 64GB to 265GB flash storage.


Report: Lion, New MacBook Airs Likely To Arrive Wednesday

Posted on 18/07/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

Despite the fact that we have good reason to think that Lion will be released on Friday, considering that all past OS X releases were issued on Friday, and Apple employees are blocked from vacation that day, a new report nevertheless suggests a Wednesday release for the new hardware and OS.


New MacBook Airs To Finally Arrive Next Week

Posted on 15/07/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

While many expected Apple’s new line of MacBook Airs to arrive yesterday, a new report affirms that the new units, which will feature backlit keyboards and have a minimum 128Gb of SSD storage, will actually arrive next week.


New Sandy Bridge MacBook Airs To Double Entry-Level RAM And Storage

Posted on 15/07/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

While new MacBook Airs are expected to be just around the corner, we’ve just encountered a report that suggests that the entry level model of the new MacBook Airs will double the memory and storage of the current entry level, coming with 4GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD.