Rumors abound that a couple of new MacBook Air’s will be announced at the Town Hall meeting this coming Wednesday. A new version of the current 13″ model, plus a smaller 11″ machine.
The smaller model won’t replace the 13″ at all, but will enter the market as a cheaper option.
Both models will have the unibody frame and single button trackpad.
At its thickest point, it will be slightly thicker than the height of a standard USB port.
From a ‘seen’ prototype, the port next to the MagSafe Power Connector is NOT a USB. They didn’t say what it was, just annotated it with ‘???’ Weren’t there rumours recently of Mac hardware incorporating this new-fangled USB3 technology.
Whoever annotated the above image (cheers to EnGadget for that) measures the screen width at 10.1″
The new MacBook Air is rumoured to have the following updates:
8-10 hour battery (up from 5 hour)
Thinner and lighter form factor (really) with less curvy bits
Two USB ports, SD card slot, straight MagSafe connector and Mini DisplayPort
2GB RAM (upgradeable).
NVIDIA GeForce 320M GPU
(Unconfirmed) 2.1 & 2.4GHz CPUs (processor family unknown)
Prices rumoured to start from $999 for the 11.1″ model
UPDATE 2: The above image is believed to be of an 11.6″ Model, codenamed ‘K18’.