Ultra-Thin 15" Mac Notebook Getting Closer to Production

Macotakara follows up our July report of work on an ultra-thin 15" Mac Notebook with news that this new thin 15" model is getting closer:

according to asian source, Apple seems already to have finished to develop MacBook Air 15" LCD test component to add its line-up and to go product develpment of it.

Macotakara is calling the new notebook a 15" MacBook Air, but we aren't entirely sure that would be the name.

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Current MacBook Air

Back in April, we had heard reliable confirmation that the 2012 revision of the MacBook Pro would carry a new case design. iLounge had described it as a "milestone" release. Later, in July, we heard that Apple was already finishing up work on this ultra-thin 15" Mac Notebook.

At this point, it seems clear that Apple's next MacBook Pro revision will carry this new design, which many believe will take cues from the current MacBook Air designs. What's not clear is how Apple will integrate the new models with the current MacBook Air models. The MacBook Air and MacBook Pro lines seem destined to converge over time. In fact, Intel believes that Air-like "ultrabook" designs could make up to 40% of the consumer laptop market by the end of 2012. Apple just updated their MacBook Pro line with faster processors, which places their next revision sometime in the first half of 2012.

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yetanotherdave Avatar
165 months ago
They're still going to want to have a line with proper graphics. I think they'll have a macbook line which is an expanded air line, 11, 13 and 15 inch, and a pro line, similar to now, but dropping the 13" option, 15 and 17" MBP's.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cube Avatar
165 months ago
Soldered RAM doesn't cut it and a 256GB SSD is too small.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ucdortbes Avatar
165 months ago
I think we are nearing the return of the "MacBook" as the sole mobile computer line of Apple; pros and airs no more. Credit card ready indeed!
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cameronjpu Avatar
165 months ago
Not going to lie, but a 15 inch Macbook Air would just be fantastic
Thank you for not lying, but I appreciate your honesty.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
wordoflife Avatar
165 months ago
Not going to lie, but a 15 inch Macbook Air would just be fantastic
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
finalcut Avatar
165 months ago


The faster processors are kinda pointless when the standard MacBook pro ships with a 5400rpm hard drive. I hope the next revision includes ssd drives in the base model.
Personally, I'd rather Apple ship MBP with slow HDD so I can buy myself an OWC Extreme pro 6G with a real price and not Apple selling them with their 30% markup.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)