MacBook Air 15″ Coming in March of 2012?

Nov 14, 2011 - 19 Comments

MacBook Air 15"

Component suppliers have informed DigiTimes that Apple is already gathering pieces to a 15″ ultra-thin notebook that is set to debut as early as the second quarter of 2012.

While DigiTimes cautions they don’t know if the new laptop is a MacBook Pro or MacBook Air, Apple openly promotes the current MacBook Air lineup as “the future of the notebook”, and a MacBook Air 15″ would be an excellent compliment to the product lineup.

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Assuming a MacBook Air 15″ followed the weight difference (0.58lbs) of the existing 11″ and 13″ models, a theoretical 15″ model may weigh in at 3.54lbs.

On our personal wish list for such a machine would be 8 GB of RAM, 256 GB SSD standard with a 512 GB SSD option, 1680×1050 or higher resolution, a discrete GPU, and Core i7 processors at 2.5GHz or above, while still retaining the stellar battery life that all of Apple’s devices are known for. A built-in coffee maker and personal assistant would be nice too, with the former being unlikely but the latter a possibility through the rumored Siri integration in future versions of OS X.

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Posted by: Matt Chan in Mac, News, Rumor

19 Comments

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  1. Dan says:

    Your wish list is more like a dream list but I am sold. March 2012 is a shaping up to be a big month for Apple with iPad 3 and MacBook Air 15.4″, my wallet is going to hate me.

  2. [...] MacBook Air 15インチが来年3月にクル~? 2011 年 11 月 15 日 admin コメントをどうぞ コメント OS X DailyなどでMacの15インチ薄型ノートブックが来年の3月に発売されるのではないかと予想されています。DigiTimesによると11月にAppleが15インチノート用の部品を集め始めたということなので情報を信用するなら発売も近いのかも。 [...]

  3. Skyline says:

    Coffee-maker haha!

    Still waiting for iMessage and Siri for Mac OSX 10.7 :P

  4. skk says:

    “while still retaining the stellar battery life that all of Apple’s devices are known for”

    all of Apple’s devices but the iPhone 4s..mine is much worse after the 5.01 update, damn apple!

  5. henk says:

    Why a 1680 x 1050 resolution? Why a 16:10 resolution?….

  6. Joseph says:

    I’ll only buy when it’s a 17″ in the Air form factor. Except with a standard 2.5″ HDD. I’d rather just put the one I have into the new computer and save some money.

  7. Dimitri says:

    I’d be interested only if they put a hardwired gigabit port in the thing. And no, I don’t want a gigabit dongle as I already have enough crap to put in the bag.

  8. Jobel says:

    Is this goodbye to the Macbook Pro as a pro level computer?

    • MRn says:

      Hate to say it but yes I think so. Apple ditched the Mac Pro in favor of the iMac, and they left professionals behind with Final Cut X. The MacBook Pro will turn into the MacBook Air, maybe with the 17″ model sticking around for ‘pro’ users, but Apple is 100% a consumer level company now with little interest in the professional marketplace. Their old bread and butter of pro users was eaten up by the hefty profit margins favored on the lower level components in iOS and average user Macs.

      • Guy says:

        Apple hasn’t ditched anyone with the Mac Pro. The Xeon release cycle is 18 months, and Apple release a new Mac Pro whenever there’s a new Xeon.

        And even a year after the last refresh, Mac Pro still kicks any iMac off the table.

  9. [...] unclear if any of these CPU choices would appear in the rumored MacBook Air 15″ model, which has also been suggested to debut sometime next [...]

  10. [...] in the fall, Digitimes also suggested that a MacBook Air 15″ model would be released next year, but there is no indication that it would carry the same 2880 x 1800 [...]

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