Apple MacBook Air to receive Intel Sandy Bridge upgrade in June

Apple MacBook Air to receive Intel Sandy Bridge upgrade in June

Summary: Having vanquished its Dell Adamo competitor, Apple's MacBook Air ultraportable laptop will get a performance boost in June, according to our sister site CNET.After using Intel's Core 2 Duo processors since its launch, the svelte notebook will be updated to the latest Sandy Bridge CPUs, which should allow the MacBook Air to run faster and eek out even more battery life.

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Having vanquished its Dell Adamo competitor, Apple's MacBook Air ultraportable laptop will get a performance boost in June, according to our sister site CNET.

After using Intel's Core 2 Duo processors since its launch, the svelte notebook will be updated to the latest Sandy Bridge CPUs, which should allow the MacBook Air to run faster and eek out even more battery life. This update should follow the long-awaited upgrade to the MacBook Pros with beefier Sandy Bridge processors, supposedly due next month.

While the MacBook Pro refresh could be delayed as part of the fallout from the flaw found in the chipset used with Sandy Bridge CPUs, the June timeline for the MacBook Air update shouldn't be affected.

Topics: Laptops, Apple, Hardware, Intel, Mobility

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  • "Eek out?"

    Seriously?
    msalzberg
    • RE: Apple MacBook Air to receive Intel Sandy Bridge upgrade in June

      @msalzberg: And it doesn't even have a mouse! ;-)
      levinson
  • RE: Apple MacBook Air to receive Intel Sandy Bridge upgrade in June

    The current Air is so fast and I already get up to 7 hours of battery (11") that I doubt I'll bother. Now if they bring back the backlit keyboard and offer a 256GB SSD in the 11" I would probably jump.
    Asiafish
    • RE: Apple MacBook Air to receive Intel Sandy Bridge upgrade in June

      The backlit keyboard missing has kept me from changing from the previous version Mac Air. Is an important feature, for me, especially for what they cost.
      KentMagnuson
  • The title states this as a fact...

    When, of course, this is all based on a rumor from a unnamed source.
    Mac Hosehead
  • Assuming...

    ...Intel can get their act together.
    james347
  • RE: Apple MacBook Air to receive Intel Sandy Bridge upgrade in June

    I like the new Mac Air, but they are missing a key feature, the backlit keyboard. Any laptop in this price range should have such.
    KentMagnuson