Intel HD 3000 is coming to MBA.

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Davichi, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. Davichi macrumors 6502

    Feb 23, 2011
    Since some of you are so crying over why in the world MBA has core 2 duo, I hope some of you get your wishes and see MBA will got sandy bridge processor this year and get intel HD 3000.

    Intel HD 3000 will be a huge update from nvidia 320M like some of you said.
  2. Time Less macrumors 6502

    Time Less

    Jul 29, 2010
    Planet Earth
    Hopefully soon. I'm passing on the new 13mbp for sure with that resolution screen. The next air is going to be the one.
  3. PeterKG macrumors 6502

    May 2, 2003
  4. ditosou macrumors member

    Jan 27, 2010

    I own an ultimate MBA 11" and to be honest.... not worries about possible updates... the machine its ok for its (mine) purposes.... maybe MBA 13" owners be more concerned about that...
  5. 1rottenapple macrumors 65816

    Apr 21, 2004
    Nawwww I'm not crying over the core duo. my 11.6 is good for my needs and uses.
  6. Psilocybin macrumors 6502a


    Jan 16, 2011
    Ontario, Canada
    What is wrong with you. Who said intel gpu will be better
  7. gdeputy macrumors 6502a


    Jul 23, 2008
    New York
    The intel GPU will be garbage in a MBA. I'll take C2D and 320m all day.
  8. KPOM macrumors G5

    Oct 23, 2010
    It isn't like the MacBook Air is intended for speed demons. The graphics in the Arrandale i3s were awful so I don't fault Apple for sticking with the Core 2 Duo last year, but I'd be fine recommending a Sandy Bridge-equipped Core i3 MacBook Air if that's what's in the cards this summer/fall. It would be a no-brainer if we get the Core i5 that's in the 13" Pro. My main question is whether we will get Thunderbolt to replace the mini DisplayPort.
  9. leftyMac macrumors regular

    Feb 20, 2011
    I certainly want Thunderbolt in the next MBA so that I can use my FW devises.
  10. vincenz macrumors 601


    Oct 20, 2008
  11. LoganT macrumors 68020

    Jan 9, 2007
    It's obvious the next Macbook Airs are going to get Sandy Bridge. When they get Sandy Bridge, they're going to get Intel HD 3000 graphics.

    Unless Apple has a huge stockpile of Core 2 Duo's laying around.
  12. mixvio macrumors 6502

    Apr 12, 2009
    Sydney, Australia
    The Intel 3000 is not a respectable tradeoff to get the i5/i7 processor.

    Honestly, since buying my Air I've been shocked how little of a bottleneck the Core2Duo is in the first place. I had both an i7 15" MacBook Pro and an i5 Windows 7 machine and the 13" Air is every bit as functionally similar as far as I can tell --- I had to re-set up the i5 laptop to give to a friend and if anything it felt slower. The solid-state drive is an astonishing improvement.

    I also am disappointed Apple dropped Nvidia completely. ATi/AMD's support for OpenGL has never been on par with Nvidia's and given that the crux of all gaming on OS X needs to be in OpenGL... yeah.
  13. Buck987 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 16, 2010
    spot on...the graphics is fine for business apps and making money with it
  14. GekkePrutser macrumors 6502a


    Aug 18, 2005
    Well Apple is big enough to make them change their minds on that. If not in numbers then in media exposure.

    It certainly won't be the exact same one. MBA's always use low voltage / ultra low voltage CPUs. I can't see them change that considering the much smaller batteries in them.
  15. Psilocybin macrumors 6502a


    Jan 16, 2011
    Ontario, Canada
    highly doubful, like the above will definitely not be the same processor
  16. Beaverman3001 macrumors 6502

    May 20, 2010
    Not in my house, intel graphics can stay the hell away.
  17. Davichi thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 23, 2011
    Sarcasm on those people who are asking for better CPU, but not knowing the GPU will mess it up.
  18. Davichi thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 23, 2011
    Bunch of fanboys who cried about Core 2 duo. They told me intel GPU is much better than Nvidia. Sandy bridge was all that matters. That's what they said.
  19. simeezee macrumors member

    Jun 18, 2009
    same here. i could care less about the upgrade.
  20. rkheyfets macrumors regular

    Dec 16, 2010
  21. LoganT macrumors 68020

    Jan 9, 2007
    Yes, but it's inevitable that they are coming to the air in the next update.
  22. Kildeer macrumors member

    Nov 28, 2010
    Don't believe all you hear. ;)
  23. cooljoe349 macrumors regular


    Oct 7, 2008
    Dallas, Texas
    This ^

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