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MacBook Air Supplies Constrained and On Sale Ahead of Refresh


Both CNet and Digitimes have pinpointed the 2011 Macbook Air refreshes for the June-July timeframe. So, it should be no surprise that according to retail sources of 9to5mac, Apple's MacBook Air supplies are becoming constrained around the world.

The 2011 MacBook Air is believed to adopt the latest Sandy Bridge processors which come with Intel's embedded graphics chipset. This is a decision that Apple has already made for the latest low-end MacBook Pros, so we expect they will make the same decision in the new MacBook Airs. The new Airs should also adopt the Thunderbolt high speed connector that was introduced earlier this year.



Appleheadlines notes that MacBook Airs are on sale at some Best Buys. Several readers have also noted that the refurbished MacBook Airs on Apple's online store have also dropped in price. These price drops, however, may represent soft demand in the MacBook Airs rather than any particular knowledge about the new releases.

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38 months ago
The new ones better come with back-lit keyboards, otherwise they will be a big disappointment. I know for a fact, I'm not the only one that thinks that way.
Rating: 17 Positives
38 months ago
Come on Apple how about you show the Mac Pro some love!
Rating: 15 Positives
38 months ago

Come on Apple how about you show the Mac Pro some love!


Why would someone rate this comment a negative. Bumped it back to 0 for ya!
Rating: 12 Positives
38 months ago
Mac Mini and MacBook are also in desperate need of upgrades. :(
Rating: 11 Positives
38 months ago
If I read one more message about people demanding a backlit keyboard on the new Macbook Air, I'm gonna kill myself!

It's really not that important to anyone who knows how to type!

Learn to type people!!!! The amount of time you will save will be far greater than any gains a backlit keyboard will get you.

:D
Rating: 9 Positives
38 months ago

The new ones better come with back-lit keyboards, otherwise they will be a big disappointment. I know for a fact, I'm not the only one that thinks that way.


Yeah, no matter how fast they are, how much better they benchmark, ect.... the one factor that will make or break them will be backlit keyboards. Not saying I don't want a backlit keyboard, I just don't think its presence is that critical of an issue.
Rating: 9 Positives
38 months ago



Perhaps they'll add touch screen to the MBA.


and that's where you started sounding crazy..
Rating: 9 Positives
38 months ago

It will outperform the 9400M which is good enough for the majority of people. The 9400M makes up 30% of Valve's Steam Mac users.


I don't think that this is true. The intel graphics are worse than the Nvidia ones.
Rating: 8 Positives
38 months ago

You are out of your mind if you think it's gonna come with backlit keyboard


Why? The original had it.
Rating: 7 Positives
38 months ago
Can't wait for all the incoming complaints about Intel graphics and how they won't be able to game on their airs. :rolleyes:
Rating: 7 Positives

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