New macbook airs!!!

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  1. macbook pro i5 macrumors 65816

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    10:19 am Also flash memory is up to twice as fast, 500MBps read speed.
    10:18 am Up to 512GB of flash storage now available.
    10:18 am 60% faster graphics.
    10:18 am Up to 8GB of memory, 1600Mhz
    10:18 am Up to 2.0ghz i7
    10:18 am 3rd gen Ivy Bridge CPU

    Awesome!!!
     
  2. leman macrumors 604

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    And thank God no retina nonsense :p

    Looks really nice, and also cheaper!
     
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    If they upgraded the RAM on the base model 11" to 4GB, I'm in.

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    Interested in the next gen Macbook Air Pro*

    2,880x1,800 resolution omg...
     
  7. macbook pro i5 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Constantly checking livestream,and IT HAS A RETINA DISPLAY!!!
    Im sorry to mods if I shouldn't use caps,but I am to damn excited:D:D
     
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    Three different things. New Airs, Pros with 8 GB, new "Air Pro"

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    That is true,but still awesome.
     
  10. dgdosen macrumors 65816

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    really wanted longer battery life in the 11" air :( Makes me maybe want a 13"
     
  11. cshel24 macrumors member

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    I am torn between the Air and the Pro... I am leaning towards Air, but I can't get into the Apple Store website to look at them.
     
  12. macbook pro i5 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Oh and pretty sure they have.
     
  13. gjarold macrumors regular

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    Wait ... hold on ... let's see if I can ...

    So the macbook airs have *smaller* screens than the new pro, but somehow they can't get the retina display onto the air ?

    That's not how it works.

    The smaller the screen, the easier it is to make the retina display, and the longer they have had to tool the production for it.

    It is incorrect to refresh/relaunch/reissue the macbook air, in 2012, in ANY FASHION without retina display.

    In fact, it is so clueless and mind boggling that we MUST ASSUME these are either omissions, or errors in the press release(s).

    The other alternative - that someone, or some group of people at apple are *so amazingly incompetent* as to reissue the air without retina, is difficult to believe.
     
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    Ships today. Good thing for my wallet that I've sworn off launch day purchases.

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  16. dgdosen macrumors 65816

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    I think that's their way of not cannibalizing the market. They'll come out with airs with Retina next time... or the time after that. They want to squeeze $$$ out of the gotta have it crowd...
     
  17. glitch44 macrumors 65816

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    Retina display means more powerful graphics card which means more heat.

    Note that that Retina Macbook Pro has a dedicated NVidia GPU to drive the display and two fans in it.

    I suspect they're still solving the heat problem and don't want a repeat of the Gen 1 overheating problem.
     
  18. gjarold macrumors regular

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    I *am* the gotta have it crowd.

    I gotta have a macbook air with a modern display on it. As far as I'm concerned, there is no air update today. It's completely irrelevant without a retina display. No reason at all to upgrade any current air, and I hope they sell *ZERO* of them.
     
  19. glen e macrumors 68030

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    MBA too close to iPad for retina......I understand it....
     
  20. aeboi macrumors 65816

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    Label me unimpressed. Might just jump ship to one of the new laptops announced at Computex.
     
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    The current ipad has more pixels in its display than the "new" (not new, or interesting in any way) macbook air.
     
  23. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    And the rest of us in an everlasting holding pattern...
     
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    LOL, you're funny! (You're joking right?)

    Imagine that retina display would suck the battery right out of the Air's at this stage of the game. Someday, but not yet.
     
  25. bogatyr macrumors 65816

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    I wouldn't mind it but the price tag is ridiculous. I don't think I've spent that much on a laptop ever in my life - including the engineering laptops I buy for work.
     

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