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Rumor: 11.6-inch MacBook Air coming this week

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 18 Oct 2010 1:06

Rumor: 11.6-inch MacBook Air coming this week The latest rumor circulating this weekend is that the still unconfirmed 11.6-inch MacBook Air will be launched during Apple's October 20 event.
Sources have leaked specs today, as well, saying most notably that the computer will use a new type of SSD for storage instead of the 1.8-inch enclosed drive used in current models.

The "SSD Card" will resemble a stick of RAM but will be almost impossible for users to replace. It will also take up much less space.

There are already a few notebooks, netbooks and embedded devices that use similar sticks, such as SanDisk's pSSD but this should be the first move for the SSD into ultraportables.

Rumored processor is an Intel Core i5.

Aesthetically, the new model will resemble the current 13.3 inch model but be "more wedge-shaped" including sharper edges.

Most importantly, Apple will "almost certainly" drop the price "significantly" under the MacBook Air's current $1500 price tag.

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