Apple’s MacBook Air line of portable computers has never really been known for their performance. But that doesn’t mean Apple is going to leave it that way. Apple really owes it to their customers to provide a capable laptop, considering that you will most likely be paying in excess of one grand. CNET contributor Brooke Crothers says that the new Air might include an Intel Ivy Bridge processor with their onboard Intel HD 4000 graphics. That would be an improvement upon the previous Air’s slightly disappointing graphics. But this is not set in stone; in fact, some people say that this improvement is unlikely, and considering the iPad 3’s surprisingly unchanged specs, I don’t find this improvement to be all that likely, either.
March 14, 2012