Date: Monday, October 18th, 2010, 04:05
Category: MacBook Air, photos, Rumor
Additional details have surfaced regarding Apple’s upcoming next-gen MacBook Air notebook. Per AppleInsider, a source has claimed the 11.6″ MacBook Air won’t replace the 13.3″ model, but will instead complement it as a more aggressively-priced option.
The following notes have also come to light:
– Both the new 11.6″ and 13.3″ models sport matching outfits in the form of new, all-unibody designs and single button trackpads.
– The port door found on the existing MacBook Air is gone from the new designs, which feature a port layout similar to the existing MacBook Pro notebooks.
– The new “SSD card” storage is based off a SATA connection.
– The base component of both models is just slightly thicker than a standard USB port at its thickest point.
From the following image, along with one also published of the machine’s system profile, it appears that the following facts have been discovered:
– The new SSD card-based storage sits above and to the left of the new battery chamber, which appears to include 4 separate battery components.
– The unit has dual USB ports, one on each side.
– Other I/O include a MagSafe power adapter, mini DisplayPort, and SD card reader.
– The prototype from April is running the same 1.86GHz Core 2 Duo SL9400 processor found in the current generation MacBook Air.
– It also has 2GB of memory as standard.
– Bus speed clocks in at 1.07GHz.
– The unit identifies itself as MacBook Air 3,1.
We’ll get you additional details as they become available and if you have a comment to hurl in, we’d love to hear it.