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New Sandy Bridge MacBooks Air Coming in June: Report

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Been considering buying a new MacBook Air? If you can hold out for four months, you might get a better one.

Despite getting refreshed last October, CNET is reporting that the thinnest MacBooks in Apple's Mac family will get Intel Sandy Bridge processors in June. The current crop of MBA's use the ancient Core 2 Duo processors with Nvidia GPU chips. Sandy Bridge would offer a GPU built right onto the chip, making future MBAs more efficient and less power hungry.

Of course, we don't really know what MBA entails. As Steve Jobs said back in October, he thinks that the new MBA is the future of notebooks and laptops. Whether that refers to the thin optical drive-less form factor, instant on state or long standby battery life is uncertain.

Apple's next MacBook update might be more than just a processor update, it could potentially mean a 15 or 17-inch MacBook Air computer. The high-res screen on the 13-inch MBA is quite excellent, but a 15 or 17-inch MacBook Air would be bananas!

CNET, via TUAW

Related Topics MacBook Air, Apple, Intel
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