What is new this year?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by lukekarts, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. macrumors regular

    Mar 16, 2009
    Obviously for the last couple of years we've seen the shift away from the Core 2 Duo architecture to Core i's - Sandybridge and Ivybridge; and the evolution of Intel's on board HD3000 and 4000 GPU. We've also had Thunderbolt and USB 3.0.

    What's on the cards for 2013? Is there any upcoming technology? Or are we likely to just see a small refresh with perhaps more memory at the same pricepoints?
  2. macrumors 68000

    Mar 29, 2009
    50% faster graphics with HD4600

    Faster CPU, less power usage, less heat.
  3. macrumors 6502


    May 23, 2012
    + 8GB RAM or more


    Can't wait !
  4. macrumors regular

    Mar 18, 2010
    Los Angeles
    It's looking like the new Intel graphics options with Haswell chips are the story of the year. Several different versions for different platforms.

    Also, chips with reduced power consumption might be marketed as the "next generation" of improved battery life for notebooks.

    Other than that...
  5. macrumors newbie

    Oct 5, 2012
    Any chance of a retina display? I'm extremely satisfied with my 8GB i5 MBA, but a retina display would be a game changer for me.
  6. macrumors 68000


    Nov 15, 2012
    Desktop/laptop stays the same, improvements in mobile.

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