Next Gen MBA

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

  1. Erik Vegas macrumors newbie

    Nov 27, 2008
    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

    Jul 10, 2008
    Dont expect a MBA update until August-Sept 2009.
  3. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    They won't use the 240. Next update will be in eight to ten months.
  4. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    Might be less than a year before the 256GB SSD is standard. That's about when the prices fall as well.
  5. zer0tails macrumors 65816


    Mar 23, 2008
  6. Scepticalscribe Contributor


    Jul 29, 2008
    The Far Horizon
    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.

  7. iMacmatician macrumors 601

    Jul 20, 2008
    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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