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09-24-2010, 04:10 PM #1
11.6-inch MacBook Airs Coming Before Year’s End?
Before the arrival of the iPad, the MacBook Air was Apple’s answer to netbooks. Now it seems that the MacBook Air is about to be refreshed with a smaller 11.6-inch screen. If this rumor is true, it will be the smallest MacBook yet produced by Apple. Apple has shied away from the term “netbook” in the past because of the low-cost and low-quality nature of most netbooks. If this is a new MacBook Model, however, it will be difficult for Apple to call this anything but an Apple netbook.
DigiTimes reports “Quanta has reportedly landed orders for 11.6-inch MacBooks from Apple. Shipments of 11.6-inch MacBooks are expected to top 400,000-500,000 units in 2010.”
Although this statement does not specifically point to MacBook Airs, it is reasonable to assume that Apple will update the MacBook Air line in the near future. They were last updated about a year ago, and Apple has historically made MacBook update announcements in September or October.
I for one would love to see a smaller MacBook. Apple might be readying this new model for the holiday season. If this is the case Apple might want to call it the MacNetBook, but then Apple would never admit to making a netbook.
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09-24-2010, 04:11 PM #2
09-24-2010, 04:18 PM #3
call it a the new inetbook
09-24-2010, 05:13 PM #4
I get frustrated enough with my 13" monitor when it's not hooked up to my desktop monitor, I can't imagine dealing with an 11" one.
09-24-2010, 05:33 PM #5
Sweet. I'm hoping for the Christmas season. I don't even use optical drives. All my media is on flash drives and external drives.
Hoping for an i3 or maybe an i5 with 4 USB ports..no FireWire tho. Add 3G and it would be hella good.
09-24-2010, 06:51 PM #6
11.6"? I'll stick with my iPad kthankx
09-24-2010, 06:54 PM #7
09-24-2010, 07:20 PM #8
More than the size I think the price is what is going to be important. You can't really sell a "netbook" for $1000. At least not to me...
If it ends up in the $500 price range (yes pigs will probably fly before this happens) then I am in.
Would have sounded really nice IMO. Maybe they can refresh it somehow
Last edited by sziklassy; 09-24-2010 at 07:20 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
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09-24-2010, 07:33 PM #9
I totally agree with the iBook name. I was thinking he same thing. As well as the price. Knowing apple, there prolly gonna have it priced between 750&1k and that's just not gonna fly if it's a netbook.Now,if it's 500-750...with good specs,then yea..I'm all for it.
Hope to hear more about it.
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09-24-2010, 09:11 PM #10
Reasonably priced Apple? The only time that happens is when AT&T covers 2/3rds of the cost. I love my iStuff, but d*mm it's expensive!iPhone 4 to Android directly back to iPhone 4. I learned my lesson and will never leave iOS again.
09-24-2010, 09:18 PM #11
09-24-2010, 10:07 PM #12
Just put a full os on the ipad and make it open
09-24-2010, 10:35 PM #13
09-24-2010, 11:02 PM #14
I'm still thinking of updating from my hack-pro to a MBP, but I'm starting to like the Air..Especially with the right upgrades. Maybe a Fermi card now wouldnt that be sweet..lol
09-24-2010, 11:10 PM #15
The Alienware M11x's 11.6" display has too much bezel around it to fit comfortably in my motorcycle tank bag (LCD chassis could easily fit a 12.1" display in the same area). It looks strange, so surely Apple would never do that. If this Mac has a decent GPU, I'll be all over it!
Last edited by CZroe; 09-24-2010 at 11:19 PM.
09-25-2010, 07:05 AM #16
I'm buying the 17" MacBook pro so f•ck this.
09-25-2010, 09:04 AM #17
Basic examination can tell u how much this MBA will be
The highest end iPad sells for 829.99
The Lowest end Macbook sells for 999.99
This macbook being 11.6 main focus will be portability..
Meaning power consumption will be a main focus..Therefore apple will choose to use a low power consumption processor..Which its best option would be the i3 processor
Compared to the Macbook Pro low end model
it sports a Intel Core 2 Duo Processor
and it sells for $1199
That means Apple would sell this PC for more than $1199
If they go the Core 2 Duo route and the typical 2GB ram
They could sell it for 1099..
I highly doubt it will sell less than the Based MacBook model, unless they stop selling it.
09-25-2010, 09:45 AM #18
I want a iTablet
09-25-2010, 01:13 PM #19
I think they would call it a MacBook Lite.