The launch of Intel’s Sandy Bridge chips hasn’t been smooth, but rumors are going around that the chips will be reaching Apple’s MacBook Air in June, possibly leading to the introduction of Core i3, i5 and i7 processors on the 11- and 13-inch models. The leak didn’t mention if the chipset flaw would affect the shipments of these notebooks, though. If the MacBook Air did get Core i3 (and above) processors, it would provide a significant boost in performance.
The current models use ultra-low voltage Core 2 Duo processors, and while they’re much faster than most notebooks in that size and weight, it lags behind many larger machines in terms of speed. Apple is said to be returning to Intel graphics due to the continued Intel ban on NVIDIA chipsets. Would you hold off a MacBook Air purchase if an upgraded model with a more powerful processor will be arriving in June?
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