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DEMinSoCAL

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Is this new news? I haven't heard or read about a new MBA.

BestBuy link is here and here

Specs say 6th Gen Intel Core i5 with Intel HD 6000 graphics (which is conflicting).

Hard to tell if it's real or not. The part number doesn't bring up much. Disappointed if true because the specs show a 900p display.
 
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DEMinSoCAL

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DEMinSoCAL

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The point being that there appears to be a new MacBook Air close enough that BB has it on their site.
 

izzyfanto

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It'd sure be sweet if they had given it Skylake. But that display is no beuno
 

izzyfanto

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Huh....interesting! I looked at the i7 version and it says 5th gen....maybe you're on to something. Why didn't Apple mention it in their release?
[doublepost=1461182221][/doublepost]Doesn't Apple's website say 5th gen though?
[doublepost=1461183204][/doublepost]I'm chatting with Apple but the person on the other end says they just upgraded it to the "new Broadwell" lol I don't think they know Skylake is the actual new
[doublepost=1461183912][/doublepost]From Apple support chat:
"Thanks for your patience, very sorry abut that delay! Looks like Best Buy has an error. The new MacBook has the Skylake processor, and the MacBook Air has the Broadwell."
 
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Sensamic

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So the new MacBook Air has the same processor as the 2015 model, right? Apple only upgraded the RAM.
 

stockscalper

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Well, I read the press release, but it only says the MBA now comes with 8GB standard...nothing about a new CPU or new model. AND, the Apple website still shows the MBA with a 5th-Gen CPU, not 6th. So, I don't think the Macbook mention meant a new model MBA.

That link is for the MacBook, not the Air.
 

DEMinSoCAL

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That link is for the MacBook, not the Air.
Not sure which link "that link" you are talking about is, but the link for the press release is for the Macbook, but if you actually read the whole thing, they mention the Air gets 8GB.

Doesn't really matter...this thread is old, outdated, and BB has corrected the product pages to accurately reflect the old Air.
 

joe1946

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I bet Apple will be coming out with a new 14" Retina MacBook Air soon with Core i7-6660U Processor w/ 4M Cache, up to 3.40 GHz and 16GB DDR4-2133 that is the same size as the current 13" MacBook Air.
 
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toddzrx

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I bet Apple will be coming out with a new 14" Retina MacBook Air soon with Core i7-6660U Processor w/ 4M Cache, up to 3.40 GHz and 16GB DDR4-2133 that is the same size as the current 13" MacBook Air.

I bet they won't. Apple can't break the laws of physics, and I doubt they've come up with a battery that's small enough to fit in the current 13" chassis that's got enough juice to power a retina/4K screen and maintain the same battery life as the current Air. What you're describing above is not a redesigned Air, but a redesigned MBP, minus the chassis size requirement.
 

izzyfanto

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I bet they won't. Apple can't break the laws of physics, and I doubt they've come up with a battery that's small enough to fit in the current 13" chassis that's got enough juice to power a retina/4K screen and maintain the same battery life as the current Air. What you're describing above is not a redesigned Air, but a redesigned MBP, minus the chassis size requirement.
Yep
 

Medic311

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the only change is that apple made 8GB memory standard. i'm actually glad they did that, b/c i scored a 4GB memory on a deep discount. grabbed an open box geek squad certified one for $681 - $50 .edu discount = $631. it's a secondary computer for me so i don't really need 8GB memory. just will be used for casual use on the go
 

kevinkyoo

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Guys, that press release is talking about the Macbook, not the Macbook Air. Two different computers.

Why on earth would you respond to an old post, when not a few posts later down the line it was clarified that it was the MacBook? lol
 
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