What are the rumors of the MBA revC?

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  1. GadgetGeek407 macrumors 6502a

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    do you all think it would have 4gb standard on all models? what kind of hard drive options? can they really upgrade anything else? would they put a glass screen?

    lots of people say the NEW MB and MBP screens are much worse than the existing MBA....considering they are glass, why are they so bad that stats looks about the same...what makes them so bad?
     
  2. iMacmatician macrumors 601

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    There's been little or no rumors so far, but a fair bit of speculation.

    Probably the high-end, low-end is likely to remain 2 GB (BTO to 4 GB probable).

    I would expect a normal HD boost. 160 GB likely.

    Resolution bump maybe, even as a BTO. CPUs to 1.87 GHz and 2.13 GHz. GPU I don't know, any rumors on the successor to the integrated 9400M? As for price, same or maybe lower.
     
  3. dudeitsjay macrumors regular

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    Black gloss frame to match alongside the rest of the macbook series.
    4gig.
    the new intel chips that sip watts

    Those are the most probable in speculations.
     
  4. dubhe macrumors 65816

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    4GB memory, I don't see any BTO options as it is hard wired in, not something the BTO workshop can upgrade easily.

    Processors likely to be 1.83/2.13.

    HDD 160GB, not sure about SSD.

    No glass screen as too heavy (and thick?).

    No clicky track pad as doesn't fit.

    Above is speculation, I don't really know :D I don't see Rev.C being a major overhaul though, they have only just got it right with Rev.B, as it is selling well I think they will just mod it a little inside to keep it cutting edge and save the next design refresh for when the current one starts to look tired.
     
  5. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    The rumors are that it will be faster, have a bigger drive, and more RAM.

    it will probably has the glass trackpad, but not the glass screen that the others have as that would add weight.
     
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    Hope it doesn't get the black bezel of the other mac laptops. Still hasn't grown on me the two tone finish and i think the air is the best looking of the portables. Maybe similar trackpad to the MB and MBP but others have said it would be too thin to sport it.
     
  7. andreab35 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not the biggest fan of the black bezel. I'm glad the Rev. B kept it's old look. Still, it is a beautiful laptop, that I would only like to see hardware changes, not cosmetic.
     
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  9. zer0tails macrumors 65816

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    none that i've heard of. The last rumor i heard about the macbook air was about Apple experimenting with carbon fiber or something along those lines..

    As for when the new macbook air will be released, it's really anyone's guess but definitely by the end of the year.

    To make a bolder prediction, I have a feeling it'll be announced together with the new iPhone's which are rumored to have tethering. They'll go perfectly together.
     
  10. pilotError macrumors 68020

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    A single USB 3.0 port, larger SSD, a screen without lines, trackpad like the newer Mac Pro's, slightly better CPU.
     
  11. Dr_Maybe macrumors 6502

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    Mac Pro doesn't have a trackpad AFAIK!?
     
  12. iMacmatician macrumors 601

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    Maybe midyear.
     
  13. zer0tails macrumors 65816

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    i think the biggest upgrade Apple could do for the macbook air is to give it a SSD and maybe another USB port. That would please most people and isn't too hard to do.

    Not sure if they could do the glass screen or trackpad unfortunately.
     
  14. iMacmatician macrumors 601

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    There is already a SSD as a BTO.
     
  15. aleksandra. macrumors 6502a

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    It doesn't even have to be BTO, SSD is in standard configuration for top-level model... ;)
     
  16. pilotError macrumors 68020

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    Ooops I let that slip... :p

    OK, OK, Macbook Pro
     
  17. PaperMacWriter macrumors 6502

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    I expect at least a few of these changes:
    4GB RAM
    2.13GHz and 1.86GHz processors
    250GB HDD or 256GB SSD
    glass trackpad
    FireWire

    This is what I'm hoping for.... would make it a more serious notebook than it is now, and giving real power in its ultra-small package. But I would suspect some battery loss from this(taking up more room, thus shrinking the battery. I would hope for a release either at WWDC(unlikely) or around the holidays.
    SG :apple:

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    I'll bet apples adding a trackpad to the Mac Pro now.... hey, I'd prefer that to a "mighty mouse"
     
  18. vendettabass macrumors 6502a

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    I'm hoping they transition to all SSD. Ideally they'll make friends with Intel again by adopting their 1.8" drives. 80GB low end, 160GB high end
     
  19. Dr_Maybe macrumors 6502

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    There is only 1 USB port today and the MacBook doesn't have FW. So FireWire in the MBA is very, very unlikely.

    I hope for 4GB RAM too. 2GB RAM in the current lineup is my biggest issue. Glass trackpad and 256GB SSD would be nice.
     
  20. PaperMacWriter macrumors 6502

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    I don't actually expect firewire, but it would be nice to see some added things that seem like improvements to the MacBook. I think the HDD and SSD likely, because it keeps in like with the current disk sizes. Also, Samsung has that new 256GB SSD, which could make an appearance in the Air Rev. C, and maybe a 250GB tobisha 5400rpm? I'd be even more envious of Air owners then I am now!
    SG :apple:
     
  21. Dr_Maybe macrumors 6502

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    I they just added a 256GB SSD and 4GB RAM I'm pretty sure I will buy it at $2500. It will be my main machine. I would really like an Air, but I'm waiting until the more of the specs are better than on my old MBP.
     
  22. zer0tails macrumors 65816

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    in my haste of typing, i forgot to add "bigger" ssd. I'm guessing they might make the 256gb SSD available for the air :p
     
  23. cmcbridejr macrumors 6502a

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    Just like every computer upgrade since the beginning of time.
     
  24. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    Currently, the high-end MBA shares the same price as the high-end MBP 15", which has 4GB of memory. It makes sense for Apple to add an additional 2GB to the high-end MBA as well. A bigger HD/SSD, possibly glass trackpad + screen. I'd also like to see more ports, which would kick the Dell Adamo between the legs real hard.
     
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