Cult of Mac has thrown in a few claims of their own regarding the rumored new MacBook Air that is widely expected to be announced at Wednesday’s “Back to the Mac” media event. The report hits on many of the same claims we’ve heard in the past. However, they add a few of new tidbits […]
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More Claims Regarding Rumored New MacBook Air

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Cult of Mac has thrown in a few claims of their own regarding the rumored new MacBook Air that is widely expected to be announced at Wednesday’s “Back to the Mac” media event.

The report hits on many of the same claims we’ve heard in the past. However, they add a few of new tidbits of their own.

First off, they claim the new machine will offer battery life of 8-10 hours (the current Macbook Air has only 5 hour battery life). The design will unbelievably be lighter and thinner than the current model, but will be equipped with two USB ports, SD card slot, Mini DisplayPort, and a straight-style MagSafe. The base model will be equipped with 2GB of RAM, but will be upgradable, along with an SSD. The machines will have NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics along with 2.1GHz and 2.4GHz processors. Lastly, they believe the price range of these machines will be $1100 for the low-end, and $1400 for the high-end.

None of this sounds unreasonable to me. However, I’ll dismiss the ideas right now that Apple will release a 11.6-inch MacBook Air. They railed against the idea of netbooks for years now. The only way this will work is if they can create something akin to the much-loved 12-inch PowerBook of years past. Sure, I’ve been wrong, but I just can’t see them doing it considering how vocal they’ve been against smaller notebook sizes.

Image courtesy of Cult of Mac.

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