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MacRumors
Jun 11, 2012, 09:36 AM
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9to5Mac reports (http://9to5mac.com/2012/06/11/more-new-mac-specs-macbook-airs-now-come-with-4gb-ram-standard-go-up-to-8gb/) that it has received information on the MacBook Air upgrades to be announced today, with each of the 11.6-inch and 13.3-inch sizes arriving in two standard configurations with a third customizable high-end configuration also heading into stock at some retailers.

http://images.macrumors.com/article-new/2011/07/macbook_air_2011-500x250.jpg


According to the report, the initial model descriptions include not only a boost in processor performance to Intel's latest Ivy Bridge processors (http://www.macrumors.com/2012/05/31/intel-launches-dual-core-and-ultra-low-voltage-ivy-bridge-processors/) but also boosts to RAM (maxing out at 8 GB on both sizes) and solid-state drive capacity (maxing out at 512 GB on the 13-inch model). The descriptions include model number, short product name, screen size, processor speed in GHz, RAM in GB, and storage size in GB.11-inch
Base Model: MD223LL/A - MBA 11.6/1.7/4/64FLASH-USA
Better: MD224LL/A - MBA 11.6/1.7/4/128FLASH-USA
High End: MD845LL/A - MBA 11.6/2.0/8/256FLASH-USA

13-inch
MD231LL/A - MBAIR 13.3/1.8/4/128FLASH-USA
MD232LL/A - MBAIR 13.3/1.8/4/256FLASH-USA
MD846LL/A - MBAIR 13.3/2.0/8/512FLASH-USAThe current MacBook Air includes 2 GB of RAM on the base 11-inch model, with all other models at both screen sizes offering 4 GB of RAM. On the storage side, it appears that the 11-inch model will not be seeing any changes given that the existing line starts at 64 GB and goes up to 256 GB at the high end, but the new 13-inch model is shown as introducing a new 512 GB option at the high end.

We also asked 9to5Mac about the implausible Mac Pro specs (http://www.macrumors.com/2012/06/11/details-on-new-mac-pro-and-macbook-pro-specs-surface-retina-notebook-still-under-wraps/) they published earlier today, and they assured us that those are indeed the specs that are showing up in inventory systems. Consequently, it remains unclear exactly what is going on with the Mac Pro and whether there might be errors or purposely incorrect information being provided by Apple.

Article Link: MacBook Air Upgrades Said to Include Up to 8 GB RAM and 512 GB SSD (http://www.macrumors.com/2012/06/11/macbook-air-upgrades-said-to-include-up-to-8-gb-ram-and-512-gb-ssd/)



Steve121178
Jun 11, 2012, 09:37 AM
Presumably USB 3.0 also...?

applefan289
Jun 11, 2012, 09:38 AM
Sounds good!

MOKHAN
Jun 11, 2012, 09:38 AM
Bummer, was hoping the Air's would see some significant updates, I suppose the extra RAM is nice though. Although, I remain (hopefully) optimistic about the other machines!

joskewarez
Jun 11, 2012, 09:38 AM
come on, stop posting rubbish, just wait a few hours and you'll see

Schizoid
Jun 11, 2012, 09:38 AM
now we're talking!

tigres
Jun 11, 2012, 09:39 AM
If this is accurate,

It is all I asked for: AMEX out...

Skoopman
Jun 11, 2012, 09:39 AM
Wait a sec. If there are 3 models for the 11" and 3 for the 13", could we see a lower price? I don't think they will sell the high end 11 for just 1.199$.

WannaGoMac
Jun 11, 2012, 09:39 AM
These have needed a higher ram option for years now... 8gb is a nice start. Up to 16gb would be better.

needfx
Jun 11, 2012, 09:39 AM
Light as air, strong as an ox

Why so many shady 9to5 mac quotes?

Schizoid
Jun 11, 2012, 09:39 AM
come on, stop posting rubbish, just wait a few hours and you'll see

can we not speculate for the next hour or two then?

samac92
Jun 11, 2012, 09:40 AM
No doubt a ludicrous cost for the 512GB SSD 8GB RAM model.

zalves
Jun 11, 2012, 09:40 AM
I'm in Portugal and "we'll be back soon"... maybe they'll release some god dam products already! I want a touchscreen iMac!!!!!

Bklass
Jun 11, 2012, 09:40 AM
I'm REALLY hoping the rumor of 512GB SSD in the 13" is true. FINALLY some decent storage in an Air. I know many would be glad to utilize this. My iTunes library alone is around 150GB. Add to that pictures, videos, and apps, and that eats up quite a bit - easily consuming most of a 256GB.

Just over 2hrs until we find out if this is real or not!

wildspin
Jun 11, 2012, 09:40 AM
I'm only interested in the alleged new line sporting a retina display ... where are they?:confused:

Macdude2010
Jun 11, 2012, 09:40 AM
Looks pretty awesome, I most likely will be getting a pro though, but this is a pretty awesome upgrade to the air, might reconsider :D

Koodauw
Jun 11, 2012, 09:40 AM
USB 3.0? I would upgrade if so.

ts1973
Jun 11, 2012, 09:41 AM
Hmm good news on the air, but I really don't like the Mac Pro news. I hope it won't be a phase out model with slightly increased speeds over the current one... Oh well just a couple more hours waiting.

PS apple store already down :-)

neversink
Jun 11, 2012, 09:41 AM
can we not speculate for the next hour or two then?

What fun would that be??????????

jbg232
Jun 11, 2012, 09:41 AM
I'm in Portugal and "we'll be back soon"... maybe they'll release some god dam products already! I want a touchscreen iMac!!!!!

Not happening...

gpat
Jun 11, 2012, 09:41 AM
4GB standard? About time!

Schizoid
Jun 11, 2012, 09:41 AM
What fun would that be??????????

my point exactly!

Bklass
Jun 11, 2012, 09:41 AM
No doubt a lubricious cost for the 512GB SSD 8GB RAM model.

Likely. But I'll pay it. (Just dumped my late 2007 Macbook for $475... ready for a significant upgrade!).

mabaker
Jun 11, 2012, 09:42 AM
If they are gonna have these kind of specs for the new Mac Pro then sell it off for 1600 USD like you did with entry models PowerMacs G5 back in the day.

neversink
Jun 11, 2012, 09:42 AM
PS apple store already down :-)

You must have just woken up... it's been down for hours....

Apple...
Jun 11, 2012, 09:42 AM
"incorrect information being provided by Apple" - yup

FoxyKaye
Jun 11, 2012, 09:42 AM
Looks like the high-end 11" MBA may have 8GB of RAM, and if so, that makes it the upgrade I've been waiting for! My 17" doesn't exactly win any portability awards, but it sure gets work done when I need it to (and I'm looking forward to continued SSD price drops to eventually swap out the HDD).

I refuse to buy an iPad, but the 11" will make the perfect mobile writing platform. Here's hoping...

charlieegan3
Jun 11, 2012, 09:42 AM
why does everyone call flash storage SSD? I thought there was quite a big difference here?

Geminist
Jun 11, 2012, 09:43 AM
I thought the air has two configs per size, not three?

Also assuming rumours ate true, I'm hoping they would offer the 8gb ram option but not 512 gb of hdd as I don't need that much, and I'm sure it'll be expensive with both.

zalves
Jun 11, 2012, 09:43 AM
They have the tech available to make a touch laptop or desktop... I'm sure they will show something revolutionary today!

rmwebs
Jun 11, 2012, 09:43 AM
Did the owners of 9to5Mac buy out MacRumors or something? Nearly every other news post cites them as a source...may as well set up an RSS feed to automatically re-post their news here!

Schizoid
Jun 11, 2012, 09:44 AM
why does everyone call flash storage SSD? I thought there was quite a big difference here?

I'm just waiting for the day when we can all afford a 512GB non-spinny disk!

ts1973
Jun 11, 2012, 09:44 AM
You must have just woken up... it's been down for hours....

LOL hadn't seen it. Points to some major changes than. At least that's good :-)

Apple4Ever&Ever
Jun 11, 2012, 09:45 AM
No doubt a ludicrous cost for the 512GB SSD 8GB RAM model.

Go buy a pc then if you can't afford it.

salmoally
Jun 11, 2012, 09:46 AM
After this keynote there won't be anything worth coming back to Macrumors for for the forseeable future - cba to read about Apple TV Set and 7" iPad again and again and again.

Liquinn
Jun 11, 2012, 09:46 AM
Go buy a pc then if you can't afford it.
A mac is a PC...

charlieegan3
Jun 11, 2012, 09:46 AM
These have needed a higher ram option for years now... 8gb is a nice start. Up to 16gb would be better.

While 16gb would be wonderful I think apple would see it as:

A) Not needed
B) to expensive
C) Physically too big

for the MBA form factor.

Apple4Ever&Ever
Jun 11, 2012, 09:47 AM
A mac is a PC...

What ever you say. :rolleyes:

the8thark
Jun 11, 2012, 09:48 AM
We also asked 9to5Mac about the implausible Mac Pro specs (http://www.macrumors.com/2012/06/11/details-on-new-mac-pro-and-macbook-pro-specs-surface-retina-notebook-still-under-wraps/) they published earlier today, and they assured us that those are indeed the specs that are showing up in inventory systems. Consequently, it remains unclear exactly what is going on with the Mac Pro and whether there might be errors or purposely incorrect information being provided by Apple.

You actually believe a rumour site would admit they posted rumours that are not plausible? It'll never happen. They would not do it. MacRumors would not do it. No rumour site would do it.

So why expect something from another rumour site that this site would not do itself?

soulniz
Jun 11, 2012, 09:48 AM
It's probably going to cost the same as a decent car......

jmpnop
Jun 11, 2012, 09:49 AM
Good to see 4GB RAM as standard. Still disappointed to see 64GB SSD in the base-model, the $1000 machine should at least have 128GB storage.

Michaelgtrusa
Jun 11, 2012, 09:49 AM

Haarith :)
Jun 11, 2012, 09:49 AM
If there was 15inch as well i would get air instantly

unobtainium
Jun 11, 2012, 09:49 AM
Why did they get rid of the 'We'll be back soon' yellow sticky note and replace it with that awkward-looking crooked banner?

the8thark
Jun 11, 2012, 09:49 AM
A mac is a PC...
A Mac is a PC.

Mac MAC and mac are three very different things.
And yes a Mac is a PC.

FrankHahn
Jun 11, 2012, 09:50 AM
Very enticing! I may end up getting a 13" one with a 256 or 512 GB SSD.

samac92
Jun 11, 2012, 09:50 AM
Go buy a pc then if you can't afford it.

I was referring to the high prices Apple charges for BTO RAM/SSD upgrades, not even the biggest fanboy would think they are reasonable.

Newfiebill
Jun 11, 2012, 09:51 AM
Canada Apple Store has been down for some time now.

Blue Sun
Jun 11, 2012, 09:51 AM
MC975LL/A – MBP 15.4/2.3/8GB/256GB FLASH-USA
MC976LL/A – MBP 15.4/2.6/8GB/512GB FLASH-USA
MD831LL/A – MBP 15.4/2.7/16GB/768GB FLASH-USA

From 9to5Mac, new MBPs (retina), very pricey.

shanmugam
Jun 11, 2012, 09:53 AM
top of the line Samsung 830 256GB SSD can be had for $250 on a regular price and on a promotion it is $200.

up sell, up sell :rolleyes:

I would not buy macbook air, had rather buy macbook pro and upgrade myself whatever i want ...

GizmoDVD
Jun 11, 2012, 09:54 AM
Good to see 4GB RAM as standard. Still disappointed to see 64GB SSD in the base-model, the $1000 machine should at least have 128GB storage.

My wife is perfectly happy with her 11.6/64GB Air. Not everyone needs that much space especially with 'cloud' becoming very much the norm.

I'm going down to a 128GB this cycle. My 256GB is practically empty.

champ01
Jun 11, 2012, 09:55 AM
The MacBook Air line comes with Flash storage.

That's not a 2.5 SSD drive.

bharatgupta
Jun 11, 2012, 09:57 AM
mb air is hot, i always liked this product ;)

btw i think there wont be "new" designed mb pro's today bec mb pro already are slim n beautiful compared to anything in the competitions, specs will def be changed in the new models, apple will release new ones in late 2012 thats what i see.

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My wife is perfectly happy with her 11.6/64GB Air. Not everyone needs that much space especially with 'cloud' becoming very much the norm.

I'm going down to a 128GB this cycle. My 256GB is practically empty.

i agree, mb air is on par with pro spec machine and 13 inch model is also a good choice

shanmugam
Jun 11, 2012, 09:57 AM
The MacBook Air line comes with Flash storage.

That's not a 2.5 SSD drive.

you do understand it is same NAND memory in different package right?

mSATA is the form factor name, you can see it on newegg.

the cost is on the NAND not the form factor, 2.5" or mSATA or even 3.5"

keramidas
Jun 11, 2012, 09:58 AM
Good to see 4GB RAM as standard. Still disappointed to see 64GB SSD in the base-model, the $1000 machine should at least have 128GB storage.

agreed

KylePowers
Jun 11, 2012, 10:00 AM
why does everyone call flash storage SSD? I thought there was quite a big difference here?
SSD (solid state drives) utilize 'flash storage', they're one in the same. The flash memory commonly used in SSDs are of the NAND variety, which utilize floating-gate transistors (i.e. there is a floating node in between the gate and the rest of the transistor, in which then electron tunneling is used to write a 1 or 0 to the floating node; which to be utilized as memory, is then subsequently read from and can be overwritten).

//Electrical engineering student

EDIT - And just to be clear, the MBA currently does use an SSD, but its flash chips are organized a little differently and into a blade-like structure (longer than it is wide). This differentiates itself from common 2.5in SSDs, like the ones that are used in MBPs or iMacs

88 King
Jun 11, 2012, 10:00 AM
I was referring to the high prices Apple charges for BTO RAM/SSD upgrades, not even the biggest fanboy would think they are reasonable.

Aplpe is not the only one with high BTO price. I recently ordered a Sony Vaio Z (same size as Air), Sony wants £410 for 256Gb ssd or £1,100 for 512Gb ssd to change from the stock 128Gb. Not only that, Sony uses 2 ssd in RAID 0, so the cost to Sony is extremely low compared to the price they are asking.

BTW, I think the 8Gb RAM and especially the 512Gb ss option are overkill for the Air consider the ULV CPU which limit the Air from serious photo and video work.

jonnysods
Jun 11, 2012, 10:01 AM
Canada Apple Store is down: http://store.apple.com/ca/

keramidas
Jun 11, 2012, 10:06 AM
Canada Apple Store is down: http://store.apple.com/ca/

for the past 3 hours

Asia8
Jun 11, 2012, 10:06 AM
We also asked 9to5Mac about the implausible Mac Pro specs (http://www.macrumors.com/2012/06/11/details-on-new-mac-pro-and-macbook-pro-specs-surface-retina-notebook-still-under-wraps/) they published earlier today, and they assured us that those are indeed the specs that are showing up in inventory systems. Consequently, it remains unclear exactly what is going on with the Mac Pro and whether there might be errors or purposely incorrect information being provided by Apple.

This is simple, Apple has been spreading false information, but sending different information to different locations. By identifying the specific set of false specs they can locate the location(s) and perhaps the people who are leaking the information.

~ Well, I'd do that ;-)

charlieegan3
Jun 11, 2012, 10:09 AM
SSD (solid state drives) utilize 'flash storage', they're one in the same. The flash memory commonly used in SSDs are of the NAND variety, which utilize floating-gate transistors (i.e. there is a floating node in between the gate and the rest of the transistor, in which then electron tunneling is used to write a 1 or 0 to the floating node; which to be utilized as memory, is then subsequently read from and can be overwritten).

//Electrical engineering student

EDIT - And just to be clear, the MBA currently does use an SSD, but its flash chips are organized a little differently and into a blade-like structure (longer than it is wide). This differentiates itself from common 2.5in SSDs, like the ones that are used in MBPs or iMacs

Thanks, answered my question perfectly, knew there was a difference.

dokujaryu
Jun 11, 2012, 10:13 AM
The high end 11" MBA would be nice to have. I probably can't justify it with my 15" 2011 2.3 tho. :-( Maybe I should sell.

Navdakilla
Jun 11, 2012, 10:13 AM
Decent upgrade. I hated the 2gb for any laptop in this day and age.

Now my personal debate is getting the base 11 or the base 13 mbp

Jaro65
Jun 11, 2012, 10:14 AM
8GB RAM and 512 GB SSD - those are the specs on my MBP 17. Way to go, MBA! This should definitely justify upgrading my C2D MBA 13.

Wondering about the price....

jclardy
Jun 11, 2012, 10:19 AM
USB 3.0 please. Plus give us a FireWire 800->Thunderbolt adapter. Thunderbolt speeds are great but when the cheapest storage options start at $500 it is not very accessible.

dona83
Jun 11, 2012, 10:20 AM
My wife is perfectly happy with her 11.6/64GB Air. Not everyone needs that much space especially with 'cloud' becoming very much the norm.

I'm going down to a 128GB this cycle. My 256GB is practically empty.

Same here. My wife has a 64GB Air as well. At this point, she still has 32GB available, it mostly has presentations for her work and personal photos as well. She has full access to my music collection via iTunes Match if she wants.

My iMac is the home digital hub, we don't need to carry these files everywhere.

I hope you can still upgrade to a Core i7 without having to bump up to a 256GB SSD.

faroZ06
Jun 11, 2012, 10:21 AM
Apple sure does a great job of making advancements in computer technology make their computers look irresistible.

Jobsian
Jun 11, 2012, 10:21 AM
My bank account is going to take the hiding of its life by the sounds of things.

KPOM
Jun 11, 2012, 10:22 AM
Same here. My wife has a 64GB Air as well. At this point, she still has 32GB available, it mostly has presentations for her work and personal photos as well. She has full access to my music collection via iTunes Match if she wants.

My iMac is the home digital hub, we don't need to carry these files everywhere.

I hope you can still upgrade to a Core i7 without having to bump up to a 256GB SSD.

My guess is yes on the 11". You could not with the 13" last year. It will be interesting to see if the Core i7 is for the 512GB 13" only, or if they will also offer it for the 256GB version. If it is 512GB only, then the 11" i7 is likely to be a 256GB-only option.

Stingray454
Jun 11, 2012, 10:31 AM
Are the CPU's in the 11" and 13" the same (just clocked differently), or are they different processors? Such as the 13" getting i7 while the 11" is using only i5, or that the 11" get lower powered CPU's?

I've got a 2010 11" Air and love it to death - the things I've been looking for is 8Gb ram option, better processor, better GPU, maybe a bit more SSD space and maybe USB 3.0. Seems I get all my wishes :) Happy if this is accurate

they 13" is quite tempting too with more battery and SD slot (and a bit better CPU), but the 11" wins on portability.. Can't wait for these babies to be released.

iReality85
Jun 11, 2012, 10:35 AM
If this is indeed coming out, this will be the MBA I've been waiting for. While I'm primarily a desktop PC user both at home and at work, I've been prospecting an MBA 13" due to its mobility, to use solely over WiFi and as a base for my media and iPhone.

I've held off so far due to Sandy Bridge nearing EOL, and further bumps in SSD capacity/low cost. With Ivy Bridge, more memory, and more storage (and USB 3.0?), this looks quite enticing.

FuNGi
Jun 11, 2012, 10:36 AM
How could they possibly offer 500+ GB SSD's in the new Air's and keep similar price points (never mind cheap RAM)? OWC wants $759.99 for a 480 3G blade replacement. I'd love to upgrade my 2010 128GB Air with that bad boy but have a hard time justifying the expense. Maybe that's why I'm typing this on my MBP :rolleyes:

mobi
Jun 11, 2012, 10:38 AM
Like what I'm seeing so far!

nuppieri
Jun 11, 2012, 10:51 AM
no place for sidewinder missiles? hmmm...

D.T.
Jun 11, 2012, 10:52 AM
The availability of 4GB RAM in the MBA has been a barrier for quite a few folks I know, this is terrific news. The 4GB standard is a long time overdue as well. I know Apple was trying to keep a “entry” level machine, but give the OS footprint, I’d consider the minimum 4GB for a reasonably productive machine.

brdeveloper
Jun 11, 2012, 11:05 AM
If it doesn't come with IPS retina display, I'll buy an older model with that discounted price when a new model is launched.

gnasher729
Jun 11, 2012, 11:11 AM
I'm just waiting for the day when we can all afford a 512GB non-spinny disk!

I can sell you one for $10. Used to be a spinning disk but it doesn't work anymore. :(


How could they possibly offer 500+ GB SSD's in the new Air's and keep similar price points (never mind cheap RAM)? OWC wants $759.99 for a 480 3G blade replacement. I'd love to upgrade my 2010 128GB Air with that bad boy but have a hard time justifying the expense. Maybe that's why I'm typing this on my MBP :rolleyes:

Apple bought a company whose business it is to get more capacity out of equivalent SSD hardware. Or they made a deal with a manufacturer where they invest tons of money and buy tons of flash drives really cheap. Or both.


why does everyone call flash storage SSD? I thought there was quite a big difference here?

SSD = Solid State Drive. In principle, any persistent storage device without moving parts is an SSD. Flash storage is one technology to build SSDs. In five years time, there might be some completely different technology in use, but as long as there are no moving parts, it is still an SSD. In the 80's, you could buy Megabyte SSDs built using bubble memory.

dmk1974
Jun 11, 2012, 11:12 AM
Any guesses as to what the expected battery life will be on the new models?

JesperA
Jun 11, 2012, 11:14 AM
Any guesses as to what the expected battery life will be on the new models?
304840433 billion hours battery life.

Come on dude, its 45 minutes left.....so whats the point in keep guessing?

Furi Kuri
Jun 11, 2012, 11:16 AM
If there's no upgrade to the display I may seriously consider an asus zenbook.

oginome
Jun 11, 2012, 11:24 AM
If there's no upgrade to the display I may seriously consider an asus zenbook.

exactly what I think.

donlab
Jun 11, 2012, 11:28 AM
I'm REALLY hoping the rumor of 512GB SSD in the 13" is true. FINALLY some decent storage in an Air. I know many would be glad to utilize this. My iTunes library alone is around 150GB. Add to that pictures, videos, and apps, and that eats up quite a bit - easily consuming most of a 256GB.

Just over 2hrs until we find out if this is real or not!

Thats an expensive itunes library on SSD.

rmwebs
Jun 11, 2012, 11:36 AM
Good to see 4GB RAM as standard. Still disappointed to see 64GB SSD in the base-model, the $1000 machine should at least have 128GB storage.

IMO its time for 8GB standard. The cost difference is negligible...but it wont happen :(

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Thats an expensive itunes library on SSD.

SSD prices have actually plumitted hugely over the last 60 days. You can pick up a 256GB SSD in the UK for around £130 now (approx. $200 USD). 2 months ago it would have cost around £250. The 512GB ones are taking a little longer to drop, but give it another 3 months and we'll have them at around £180.

KohPhiPhi
Jun 11, 2012, 11:59 AM
If there's no upgrade to the display I may seriously consider an asus zenbook.

If it wasnt for the OSX, I would be all over the Asus Zenbook *IF* there's no upgrade to the display. Unfortunately, there's no way I'll go back to Windows after having gotten used to OSX.

Asia8
Jun 11, 2012, 12:18 PM
10:18 am Getting updated with...
10:17 am "Everyone is trying to copy it."
10:17 am Macbook Air first, it has revolutionized the idea of the modern notebook.
10:17 am "Really nice updates coming to each of them."
10:17 am "By far the best in the industry."
10:17 am Greeting audience, introducing MacBook lineup.
10:16 am Phil is coming on stage to show off notebook lineup.
10:16 am Along with OSX and iOS updates.
10:16 am NEW NOTEBOOKS COMING!!!

......

Check Live Now!

http://www.macrumorslive.com/

MacReloaded
Jun 11, 2012, 12:19 PM
Looks like this rumor is correct.

Asia8
Jun 11, 2012, 12:19 PM
10:19 am (Insert Fry take my money meme here.)
10:19 am USB 3 also onboard.
10:19 am Also flash memory is up to twice as fast, 500MBps read speed.
10:18 am Up to 512GB of flash storage now available.
10:18 am 60% faster graphics.
10:18 am Up to 8GB of memory, 1600Mhz
10:18 am Up to 2.0ghz i7
10:18 am 3rd gen Ivy Bridge CPU
10:18 am Getting updated with...
10:17 am "Everyone is trying to copy it."

tigres
Jun 11, 2012, 12:20 PM
Done!!!

BAM!!!

8GB
512SSD
IM am ecstatic!!!:D

808?
Jun 11, 2012, 12:20 PM
Usb 3 :)

SurferMan
Jun 11, 2012, 12:22 PM
I just wish the ram was user upgradable, it's just so ridiculous paying "Apple tax" on stuff (Ram/SSD) that 3rd party options outperform for cheaper. I can just imagine what the Apple tax will be for their 512GB SSD :rolleyes:

Anything about a larger battery/longer battery life?

raptorstv
Jun 11, 2012, 12:25 PM
I'm disappointed with such minor updates! We need a touch-screen Macbook Air!!!

jmpnop
Jun 11, 2012, 03:34 PM
IMO its time for 8GB standard. The cost difference is negligible...but it wont happen :(

At least be happy that 4GB is now standard across all models:rolleyes:

My wife is perfectly happy with her 11.6/64GB Air. Not everyone needs that much space especially with 'cloud' becoming very much the norm.

I'm going down to a 128GB this cycle. My 256GB is practically empty.

My point was that 64GB storage is very less for a machine that costs $1000.

wildgiles
Jun 11, 2012, 03:42 PM
Wow, the laptops are big improvement but they totally dropped the ball on the Mac Pro, WTF.

Svend
Jun 11, 2012, 07:47 PM
A touch screen air? Get an iPad.

I'm disappointed with such minor updates! We need a touch-screen Macbook Air!!!