What To Expect When You're Expecting a MacBook Air

What do we know about the upcoming MacBook Airs? Quite a bit, actually, and more than we ever knew about lots of other good stuff coming out of Apple. We have independent information describing a smaller, 11.6-inch model as well as an interesting battery/SSD solution that minimizes space and maximizes heat dispersal. Our tipster said there would be two models, but that could be wrong.

As for the processer, expect something in the 2.6 GHz range with a 2 GB of RAM. Don’t bother trying to replace anything yourself – this laptop will be locked down tight.

Engadget found that the device will have 2 USB ports and an SD card reader, a welcome change. It should be as thin as the old Air but lighter.

The biggest question, however, is “How will this thing perform?” As a proud former owner of MacBook Air, I know that the first generation model was abysmal and that the wait for this new model has taken the bloom off the rose for me when it comes to Apple netbooks. If they can prove that I can at least run iMovie every once in a while, then I might jump back into the pool.

Will you be buying an updated MacBook Air? Why?