MacBook Air Supplies Constrained and On Sale Ahead of Refresh

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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.

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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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Top Rated Comments

powtail Avatar
170 months ago
backlit

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.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
appleguy123 Avatar
170 months ago
Mac Mini and MacBook are also in desperate need of upgrades. :(
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
alectheking Avatar
170 months ago


Perhaps they'll add touch screen to the MBA.

and that's where you started sounding crazy..
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JS77 Avatar
170 months ago
It's obvious they dropped the backlit keyboard because of a design reason, not out of spite for users who like it. That design choice paid off and the MBA went from niche to mainstream with the last refresh.

Did you really just attribute the success of the Macbook Air to the fact they removed the backlight?? :eek:
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Cougarcat Avatar
170 months ago
You are out of your mind if you think it's gonna come with backlit keyboard

Why? The original had it.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JesterJJZ Avatar
170 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!
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)