Next generation of Macbook Air?

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  1. SField

    SField Senior member

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    Want something ultra tiny... when will the next generation be out?
     
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    The refresh will be coming either later this summer or at WWDC which is next week.
     
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    If the next-gen MBA uses Sandy Bridge like the Gizmodo article says, then there will be a tremendous speed-up for everything, but especially if you do MP3 or movie encoding.

    --Andre
     
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    Am I nuts or didn't the current generation just come out a few months ago? I know Apple releases new generations like crazy but I thought a new macbook pro would be due first.
     
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    ^^ i think the refresh just came out. i say this because my buddy, who is a big apple guy, was waiting for the refresh and bought it when it came out like 2-3 months ago.

    i don't think any hardware is going to be presented at WWDC
     
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    Ahh I see. So no improved storage capacity. Main upgrade is speed the thunderbolt. I wonder how it will be priced? Thanks a lot for that
    Any time. The storage capacity might get bumped a bit but I wouldn't suspect anything drastic. Price will probably stay the same or decrease a bit.
    If the next-gen MBA uses Sandy Bridge like the Gizmodo article says, then there will be a tremendous speed-up for everything, but especially if you do MP3 or movie encoding. --Andre
    I wouldn't say it would be tremendous for anything other than encoding or heavy photoshop-ish work.
    Am I nuts or didn't the current generation just come out a few months ago? I know Apple releases new generations like crazy but I thought a new macbook pro would be due first.
    The Macbook Pro's just got refreshed. The Air's have been this way for almost a year now.
    ^^ i think the refresh just came out. i say this because my buddy, who is a big apple guy, was waiting for the refresh and bought it when it came out like 2-3 months ago. i don't think any hardware is going to be presented at WWDC
    They probably won't be announced on stage or anything like that but it'll coincide with the event or come afterwards.
     
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    i don't think any hardware is going to be presented at WWDC

    +1

    This is going to be all about the new OSes and iCloud, or whatever it's going to be called.
     
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    i currently have the maxed out 13" air with 256 gb of storage, but i find that this setup is not necessary for my usage.

    if this is true, that a new air is going to come out soon, i think im going to sell my current air and get the base 11 with 4gb of ram.

    i wonder how much i can sell this for.. hopefully at least 1400!
     
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    What's so unnecessary about it?

    all i do is watch movies, use itunes, word processing, email, and very basic stuff.

    i dont need all this horsepower for such tasks. also, the 13 overheats a lot faster than the 11.

    it's not something i noticed since i bought this in the winter, but now that i use my air in the moist, hot air of summer, it overheats frequently. i dunno if you've heard the fan of a 13" air, but it sounds like a jet engine.

    i really didn't need to spend 1800 on this.. damn. i could've spent roughly half that.
     
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    all i do is watch movies, use itunes, word processing, email, and very basic stuff.

    i dont need all this horsepower for such tasks. also, the 13 overheats a lot faster than the 11.

    it's not something i noticed since i bought this in the winter, but now that i use my air in the moist, hot air of summer, it overheats frequently. i dunno if you've heard the fan of a 13" air, but it sounds like a jet engine.

    i really didn't need to spend 1800 on this.. damn. i could've spent roughly half that.


    Sounds like every HP laptop I have ever used... An F-14 with afterburners is quieter.
     
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    Sounds like every HP laptop I have ever used... An F-14 with afterburners is quieter.

    My HP laptop sounded like a Concorde taking off.

    All my Apple shit is quiet.

    Going to get one of the smaller Airs. Need something very lightweight. Might even get the 9inch.
     

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