MacBook Air Upgrades Said to Include Up to 8 GB RAM and 512 GB SSD

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    9to5Mac reports 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.

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    According to the report, the initial model descriptions include not only a boost in processor performance to Intel's latest 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.
    The 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 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
     
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    Presumably USB 3.0 also...?
     
  3. macrumors 68000

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    Sounds good!
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    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!
     
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    come on, stop posting rubbish, just wait a few hours and you'll see
     
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    now we're talking!
     
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    If this is accurate,

    It is all I asked for: AMEX out...
     
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    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$.
     
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    These have needed a higher ram option for years now... 8gb is a nice start. Up to 16gb would be better.
     
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    Why so many shady 9to5 mac quotes?
     
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    can we not speculate for the next hour or two then?
     
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    No doubt a ludicrous cost for the 512GB SSD 8GB RAM model.
     
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    Apple store with "we'll be back soon"

    I'm in Portugal and "we'll be back soon"... maybe they'll release some god dam products already! I want a touchscreen iMac!!!!!
     
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    Finally

    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!
     
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    I'm only interested in the alleged new line sporting a retina display ... where are they?:confused:
     
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    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
     
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    USB 3.0? I would upgrade if so.
     
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    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 :)
     
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    What fun would that be??????????
     
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    Not happening...
     
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    4GB standard? About time!
     
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    my point exactly!
     
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    Likely. But I'll pay it. (Just dumped my late 2007 Macbook for $475... ready for a significant upgrade!).
     
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    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.
     
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    You must have just woken up... it's been down for hours....
     

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