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Jobsian
Aug 26, 2009, 06:24 AM
One of the most frustrating things in the world, nay in the universe and all of its surrounding structures including Eden (excluding Hades) is to purchase something new only to see that same product line updated the following day/week/month to something more powerful than the sneeze impulse of Zeus's west nostril.

So, based on previous MBA cycle updates, availability of improved hardware, or other rumors, what would your guesses be as to whether or not we'll see an update, silent or otherwise, of the MBA this year?

Perhaps a slight processor bump? A 4 GB RAM module sneaked in, in time for the September 7 Apple event (which is traditionally iPods and Media only)? Something to coincide with Apple's October event (which may be the one the Tablet is unveiled)?

Or is the good money on nothing this year and an all-out update with Arrandale next year? Yes I know Scott, if there even is an update! (please don't shout at me :D )



iMacmatician
Aug 26, 2009, 07:19 AM
I would think the next update would be H1 2010 with Arrandale. 4 GB then is quite likely.

jamesryanbell
Aug 26, 2009, 10:59 AM
I would think the next update would be H1 2010 with Arrandale. 4 GB then is quite likely.
I would tend to agree with this, but as we all know, it's just really a guess.

I want to get an Air, but I want 256GB SSD and 4GB RAM to come with it (even at a higher price)....and those lines to be gone.

Jobsian
Aug 27, 2009, 08:17 PM
Any ideas lads?

Let me ask another question, this one to Apple employees: Any ""guesses"" on when we'll see the next MBA?

I'm this close to a purchase. And if Rev D comes out next month well I'll have to emotionally injure my cat rather severely.

Jobsian
Aug 27, 2009, 08:21 PM
I want to get an Air, but I want 256GB SSD and 4GB RAM to come with it (even at a higher price)....and those lines to be gone.
This is the thing - if those specs were in the MBA form factor I wouldn't even in my mind debate a 13" MBP VS MBA, it'd be a no-brainer for my purchase.

A nice little processor bump wouldn't go amiss either :D

My dream is for an Arrandale bump for the better thermals with the smaller process, but for it to have an Nvidia and not Intel's latest graphics offering.

Remains to be seen how this one'll play out.

joelypolly
Aug 28, 2009, 09:17 AM
Here is hoping for 6GB of Ram (a pipe dream is more like it) and a 320gb SSD. That would be the perfect main machine

ventro
Aug 28, 2009, 09:26 AM
Yes, please keep posting this thread every 3 weeks or so. That'd just be great. Bonus points if you keep insisting that apple employees reply to your inane postings.

Jobsian
Aug 28, 2009, 10:02 AM
Yes, please keep posting this thread every 3 weeks or so. That'd just be great. Bonus points if you keep insisting that apple employees reply to your inane postings.Why are a sizable proportion of people here, bar Ayeying and several others, utterly decrepit?

I swear it's like treading in an oap home :D

Jobsian
Aug 28, 2009, 10:06 AM
Here is hoping for 6GB of Ram (a pipe dream is more like it) and a 320gb SSD. That would be the perfect main machine
320GB as in one of intel's x-18 m's? That would be sensational!

And like only a minority of people here it seems eg Scott, I think an MBA would be perfect as a main machine as it is. For my use anyway (and with a big external passport drive)

King t.
Aug 28, 2009, 12:59 PM
what i want to see are:

4GB Ram
160 - 256GB SSD
2 USB ports
Glasstrackpad