Apple Updates MacBook Air: Ivy Bridge, Up to 8GB of RAM, USB 3.0, 512GB SSDby Anand Lal Shimpi on June 11, 2012 1:11 PM EST
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Apple just announced its MacBook Air updates. As expected you get Ivy Bridge, as well as up to 8GB of on-board DDR3-1600 memory and up to a 512GB SSD. USB 3.0 support is now native across both ports. The camera has been updated to 720p. The displays remain unchanged. Full specs are below. Prices have been dropped by $100 across the board. Available today.
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HHChadW - Monday, June 11, 2012 - linkI was hoping for a retina display on the new MBA, but this is still a very reasonable update. The fact that it will be one of the first of its class to market with Ivy Bridge is fairly impressive. What ever happened to Apple being a launch partner with Intel anyhow? So many companies beat the new MBA to the punch by announcing products last week at CES, but looks like Apple will be the first to ship in volume. I thought that back in '05 or whenever the Intel switch went down that Apple seemed like they were going to be riding the wave of both announcements and products. Strange.
MartinT - Monday, June 11, 2012 - linkthey're no longer shipping PCs with 2GB of soldered-one RAM.
Too bad about the displays, though, seems like they've been beaten to the punch by Asus & Co.
cyabud - Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - linkWere they though?
Spunjji - Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - linkGiven the length of Apple product cycles then yes, they were; unless Asus fail to launch within the next 6 months.
philipus - Monday, July 2, 2012 - linkWill you review the 2012 models? Perhaps it is not worth it since the new Air isn't even an evolutionary update compared to the 2011 version. Still it would be good to have a trusted review since there are quite a few so-called reviews out there with rather varying results.