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MacBook Air 15-inch model coming?

Asian trade publication DigiTimes reported this morning that Apple is readying a MacBook Air refresh and looking to expand its ultra-thin notebook family with a brand new machine. Sometime during the first quarter of next year, according to sources from the upstream supply chain, the company will update existing 11.6- and 13.3-inch models and …

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Apple’s 15″ Ultra-Thin Notebook Due in March 2012

Digitimes says we’ll only have to wait until March to get the long sought after 15 (and possibly 17) inch MacBook Airs. Upstream suppliers of Apple have recently started shipping a small volume of components for a 15-inch ultra-thin notebook model from Apple in November and the device could be either MacBook …

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Get your MacBook Air ready for Thunderbolt with EFI firmware update 2.1

Apple’s Thunderbolt hardware pieces are coming together and to get ready, Apple is updating MacBook Air firmware.  The 4 MB update promises to enhance the stability of Lion Recovery from an Internet connection, and resolve issues with Apple Thunderbolt Display compatibility and Thunderbolt Target Disk Mode performance on MacBook Air …

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Apple Uses ‘Half-Sized’ Thunderbolt Chip in New MacBook Air

Apple is using a cheaper ‘half-sized’ Thunderbolt chip in its new MacBooks Airs which supports half as many devices as the regular chip, according to AnandTech. The 2011 iMac, MacBook Pro, and Mac Minis use Intel’s first Thunderbolt controller, codenamed Light Ridge. It features four Thunderbolt channels (4 x 10Gbps …

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2011 Macbook Air SSD speeds are not consistent

TldToday has discovered in the recently released Macbook Airs speed is not consistent among SSDs. While running tests, TldToday found that the 128GB Samsung SSD in the 11-inch MacBookAir scored 246 MB/s write and 264 MB/s read speeds, but when he switched to the 13-inch model speeds dropped to 156 …

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Apple Has Already Shipped 500,000 New MacBook Airs

Apple already shipped 400,000-500,000 units of its new MacBook Air from its supply chain in June and the volume is expected to remain strong through August, according to a DigiTimes report. The sources estimated that Apple’s MacBook series sales will reach 13-14 million units in 2011 and may even reach …

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Apple cutting prices internationally on upcoming Mac hardware

We’ve been getting word from some international Apple retailers that not only are MacBook Airs, Minis and White MacBooks getting updated tomorrow, but they are also going to see modest-significant price drops in some countries we’ve polled.  While we can’t get into the specifics of where and how much, we …

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