In a separate thread http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=11688388#post11688388 a few of us have been discussing which processor will be in the next Air, and it sounds like there is a pretty good argument that SandyBridge is the right choice. If that's true then the next question is that given that SandyBridge is available now when does it make sense to release the next Air with SandyBridge? I'm not convinced that the Samsung 9 Series represents any kind of serious threat to the Air. But it appears to be a solid competitor. Given its strengths I'm wondering if it will (or should) prompt Apple to release their next Air with SandyBridge sooner rather than later? From a purely strategic perspective, is six months from the most recent Air release (October 2010) the right move for Apple? Is midyear a better call? Or would it be best to wait a full year and launch Rev E in October 2011?