Next Gen MBA

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Erik Vegas, Nov 27, 2008.

  1. Erik Vegas macrumors newbie

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    Ok .. so Samsung announced a new 256GB SSD and Toshiba a 240 HDD ( both 1.8). I dont now the specific dates when they storage disks will be out but seems like it wont be later than 2 Q 2009.

    This leads to a new MBA speculation...

    When do you think these MBA will be available?

    1-- 256 SSD -- 4 GB RAM
    2-- 240 HDD -- 4 GB RAM
     
  2. CoreyMac macrumors regular

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    Dont expect a MBA update until August-Sept 2009.
     
  3. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    They won't use the 240. Next update will be in eight to ten months.
     
  4. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    Might be less than a year before the 256GB SSD is standard. That's about when the prices fall as well.
     
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    Yes, - going on the timescale of making sich technology availaable/affordable, and Apple's own timetables, I'd guess a timeframe of around a year, also before SSD drives of that capacity make an appearance.

    Cheers
     
  7. iMacmatician macrumors 601

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    Are the drives 5 mm or 8 mm (not sure on the exact numbers)? Only the smaller ones fit in the MacBook Air.

    I believe Intel will be updating their SFF CPUs in Q2 2009 or so, so we may see an update then. So about 3 quarters from now. I also agree on the 4 GB RAM, although I think Apple might have a version with 2 GB RAM and a smaller HD at $1499 or so, if Apple wants to lower the entry price.

    And yes, I recall people claiming a yearly update cycle for the MacBook Airs earlier in the year too...
     

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