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@Marvin and Wizard 69 The thing about the latest Air is that it is quite a lot better than the Core2Duo 13" MacBook Pros that so many of us have been using for a couple of years. So, yes, a large number of potential customers don't need the power of a MacBook Pro including many existing MacBook Pro users. For MacBook Pro users like myself, who are ready to replace 2-3-year old machines with something new, it puts us in a bit of a quandary. Do we go for the MacBook...
Yes, the benefits of OSX Lion 10.7.0 seem to more than outweigh any potential bugs or problems. I haven't encountered any so far. The only potential downside about upgrading now is using legacy software programs that haven't been optimised for Lion. At worst, they may crash, but you probably need an update from the software vendor not Apple. All in all, I'm finding Lion a slick and useful new OS. Should buy with confidence.
Wizard69 i think you're right about Apple being able to offer a redesigned enclosure regardless of whether Ivy Bridge is available or not. Will they do it come October or will they wait until IB is ready in February / March 2012? I don't think they can afford to wait until the new year. There is pent-up demand for new MacBook Pros. Many users are simply buying the new MacBook Air instead. As things stand, the new Air is an excellent machine but with three...
I like the new Airs very much. The performance upgrade is impressive and hats off to Apple for listening to everyone who asked for the return of a backlit keyboard. But... ...I need more on-board memory. ...I like a 15" screen. ...I like the horsepower of my MacBook Pro. ...I like the discrete graphics processor. What I don't like is the weight of the 15" MacBook Pro, let alone the 17". I mean seriously, who totes around that machine on a daily basis? (I...
Finally, someone talking sense on this forum. +1,000. Damn right. There is no earthly reason for Apple to offer a revised iPad 2 at this stage. As soon as you start interrupting replacement cycles with unexpected product updates, you risk consumer inertia with people postponing purchase because they believe the next model is just around the corner. Apple has more to lose than to gain by introducing a new version of the iPad 2 now. The iPad 2 was meant to get a higher...
Thanks for that. perhaps what I should have asked is what is the most likely top end processor for the SB 13" Air and how will that compare to a 2009 C2D 13 MBP?
@Wizard69 How likely is a 15" MacBook Air or is this thread pure speculation? The more I read about such a machine, the more I want one. It would be perfect in so many ways. Perhaps Appleinsider (Caspar) can tell us whether there is a legitimate business case for this model? Maybe this machine is actually the next generation MacBook Pro, but instead of being called an Air it will still be called the 15" MBP but dispense with the on-board DVD drive? In the...
As usual, most of the comments here are 'glass half empty' criticisms based on unsubstantiated speculation. I think the bottom-line is that MBAs with Sandy Bridge and Thunderbolt are likely to be an insanely desirable pice of technological hotness.All the more if 19-nanometer process gives us 400MBps and 512 Gb of memory. Will the new MBAs be useless in 3 year's time? I doubt it.
Really interesting thread. There can be no doubt that a 15" MBA would be eagerly snapped up by the mac faithful including myself. You and Wizard69 have done a good job in listing the key features; to summarise: 25W CPU Core i7 CPU with discrete GPU 4 GB RAM standard and BTO option of 8 GB 256 GB SSD standard and BTO OPTION OF 512 GB and 1TB LED screen with 1920x1200 or 1680x1050 Back-lit keyboard Thunderbolt port 2 x USB SD card slot A 15" MBA enclosure should...
I kinda disagree with you. I was a 15" MacBook Pro user who downgraded to a 13" model because of the weight. Since I bought an Apple monitor to plug my MacBook Pro into when in the Office, I don't miss the screen real estate. I did consider the 13" Air but really it doesn't have enough power or GPU performance for my needs or memory. Basically, I want 13" MBP power in an Air size. A 15" Air would give me back the screen real estate in a machine that weighs less than a 13"...
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