New macbook airs!!!

macbook pro i5

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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!!!
 

leman

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Oct 14, 2008
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And thank God no retina nonsense :p

Looks really nice, and also cheaper!
 
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cshel24

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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.
 
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gjarold

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Nov 14, 2007
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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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dgdosen

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Dec 13, 2003
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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.
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...
 
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glitch44

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Feb 28, 2006
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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.
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.
 
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gjarold

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Nov 14, 2007
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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.
 
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aeboi

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Label me unimpressed. Might just jump ship to one of the new laptops announced at Computex.
 
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gjarold

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Nov 14, 2007
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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.

The current ipad has more pixels in its display than the "new" (not new, or interesting in any way) macbook air.
 
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Eidorian

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Mar 23, 2005
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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...
And the rest of us in an everlasting holding pattern...
 
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entatlrg

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Mar 2, 2009
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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.
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.
 
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