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Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Liquinn, Jul 20, 2011.
Well, now that the 2011 MBA is released
4GB base RAM
256GB SSD by default
Come on, Really?
LOL! I love this forum
I knew threads like this will appear after the release.
ivy bridge - quad core airs! graphics will also be much improved
perhaps upgradable 512gb ssd
max 8gb ram
that's my take on it, though it's too soon (1 hour after refresh????) to speculate.
You deserve any criticism you get from this point further.
Switch off your mac and perhaps take a stroll or do something more meaningful than baiting people in a ludicrous way.
I can see new MBP's having those. Air will probably get minor bump.
At least OP didnt ask if he/she should buy one or wait for 2012 refresh but still this belongs in Wasteland.
Actually now that Apple haven't compelled me with their 2011 MBAs (Vs 2010) I'll indulge a little in idle speculation:
2012 Ultimate 11" MBA
Ivy Bridge quad-core 2.2GHz, boosts to 2.9GHz
512 GB SSD soldered
Thunderbolt AND USB 3.0
Chassis: Alloy of Liquidmetal, carbon and Justin Bieber's ashes
Lighter, Cooler, Black, Thin bezel
Another year closer to my inevitable demise, if I'm not already dead.
Can't wait until Ivy bridge thats going to be a game changer in the world of computers.
Ivy-Bridge Quad-Core ULV Chips. Ultra-HD Intel Graphics.
Also including OS X Snow Lion with requirements such as 4 Gb Ram, Core-i processor and 30 Gb Free for installation.
Oh and forgot, it will have 2 Gb Ram and 64 Gb SSD
Worst thread ever.
Seriously OP, did you wait for the MBA refresh just so you could start this thread?
Ughh, there's 2 minutes I'll never get back.
Just kidding, who would want something like that?
If Ivy Bridge is a flop in terms of incremental performance, Apple may choose to wait longer to refresh this time. Remember that there was over 400 days inbetween one of the refreshes.
I could very well see them waiting until early 2013 to do a refresh.
If they do decide to refresh in 2012, then we're looking at Ivy Bridge with integrated graphics. Ivy Bridge is I believe a triple-channel tech (not sure if it's the same in laptops), so we may be looking at 3GB and 6GB configurations. Or possibly 4GB / 8GB if it's dual-channel.
They'll be changing up the appearance slightly on the next revision almost certainly. What I would say they might do is go with a uniform screen like the Macbook Pro where it's all covered by glass: In this case, they'd have to make it light and appropriate to the Air... but still look more Macbook Pro-ish in that regard.
USB 3.0 may become standard as well. It seems as though the tech might be skipped over though... not a lot of devices are adopting the tech, and we're just moving further into whatever USB 4.0 would be in years to come.
Who knows for the SSD though... that tech is changing relatively quickly. Again, if they go with Ivy Bridge in 2012, then we'll probably see 128GB/256GB options again; nothing new there.
But if we see a skip and we get 2013, then we'll be looking at better processor/graphics tech, and better SSD tech.
Mr X says they will be out on April 25th. That's before their sales call, though, so I doubt it. Although Mountain Lion releases a week before. How STUPID would it be of them to have the old OBSOLETE Airs running ML? I am going with the 25th. I will be checking this thread furiously until then
Wow, we just got new one today, and already this?
Also I'm sure Apple will want to incorporate Liquid Metal soon after buying out all their patents.
And any breakthrough in battery tech would be welcomed (with open arms and a gentle non-jolting forward hug).
Maybe they'll remove it and go back to a Core 2 Duo processor. Either that, or they'll put in a PowerPC G5.
Sounds plausible, but dont forget ML'll be rendered obsolete by Canyon Moose in Q4 2012 so I imagine they'll hold back any major upgrade until then. That is, unless they want to showcase the new design with Orchard Ox at WWDC 2013.
Boy! MBA not out for even 12 hours and asking about next year.
Sounds like a kid at Christmas asking what's he getting next year.
Live in the now, man!
it'll be made out of real air!
128gb std for 11 inch and 256 for the 13inch, plus a redesign
Yes, but you can specify what part of the world you want your Air from. Los Angeles is the baseline, while you have to BTO the Northern Canada processor.
i'd prefer the NYC Subway config. you get Turbo Boost when it heats up in there