I was an article about the new Sandy Bridge CPUs and its IGP outperforming the ATI 5450... http://www.electronista.com/articles/10/08/30/intel.sandy.bridge.given.first.real.benchmarks/ This really leaves me wondering about the next MBA. I have always been extremely frustrated with Intel's IGP offering. I would have been devastated to learn that the next MBA goes with a Core i7-6x0LM and SOLE USE of the Intel IGP for graphics. I had convinced myself, after SJ's email about the C2D in updated 13" MBPs and reason being to keep Nvidia's GPU, that Apple was working on a new discrete GPU and different chipset for its next MBAs. The AMD/ATI rumors, of them talking about bringing CPUs/chipsets to the MBs, also seemed to be a viable rumor. However, I was pretty sure the ATI 54x0 series CPUs would make their way into the MacFive notebooks/Mm with their next update. It seemed to me a 5430 would be perfect for the MBA, 5450 for the MB, and 5470 for the 13" MBPs/Mm. This series of ATI GPUs gives Apple the best of all worlds. OpenCL, OpenGL, uniform driver series, and economies of scale acquisitions. Now and the future, it would be perfect for the Mac notebooks. The 7W 5430 is absolutely PERFECT for the MBA. However, now could we assume that Apple was just waiting for Sandy Bridge to make the transition to beyond C2D in its 13" Mac notebooks and Mac mini? I am actually "accepting" of the possibility if a few things equal true. If the IGP included with Sandy Bridge, in a Core i7-6x0LM series CPU, could actually do EVERYTHING like compete at least with the Nvidia 320m, take advantage of OpenCL, provide the 3D graphics needed from apps... and let's at least say video and HD video, then maybe Intel is finally on to something? I am at least curious to read more, and I would assume if Apple is willing to "stick" us with Intel's IGP along with Sandy Bridge in the MBA, that it has done its homework and will not lead us down the wrong path. With Snow Leopard focusing on taking advantage of resources, and Apple not willing to "stick" MBP 13" users with Arrandale IGP as sole graphics solution, I believe Apple will do the right thing and ensure our Hulu playback is at least acceptable in its next iteration of 13" Mac notebooks. Now, BRING ON THE NEW MBA!!! Probably NOT tomorrow, but maybe an October event that focuses on an entirely new MBA, 7" iPad, and iTV. I would say if tomorrow leaves us without an iTV update, we're much more likely to have an October event focusing on all three. October is the history for the Mac updates too... and let's not forget that the 13" MBP could also get the update too. If Apple goes with a new series of CPU/GPU in the MBA update, there is no reason to not expect an MBP update closely thereafter too.