New Apple MacBook Air to Use Sandy Bridge Processor?

Posted on May 22 2011 - 4:21pm by Richard Sharp

The next couple of months should see the release of the 2011 generation of MacBook Air.

Following rumours of an Apple switch from Intel processors it seems that they will instead utilise Intel Sandy Bridge processors. Most industry analysts believe that the new computers will come with a 1.7 to 1.8 GHz speed, although this increases with the turbo boost facility to a maximum of 2.9 GHz. These CPUs will also give users the ability to wipe their hard drives remotely.

These super slim notebooks will likely shed even more weight compared to the current version and the exact look and form factor is keenly awaited by Apple fans.

As well as the processors, the industry buzz is that the bosses at Apple are going to be sticking to the usual suppliers for all the rest of the components as well. While there have been problems with the supply chain getting delayed it is believed that a June or July launch date is still likely, with the former being more probable.

Official figures reveal that Apple sold a little over two and three quarter million PCs in the first three months of this year, which is down a little from the last quarter but carries on with the firm’s year on year netbook growth.

Apple MacBook airThe netbook market is clearly tougher than ever now and it will be interesting to see what innovations, if any, are included in the new package to help it sell.

Which netbook most appeals to you?

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