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Macbook Air update may enhance memory and SSD

Appleinsider received some information from Concord Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo indicating that Apple are no longer placing orders for MacBook Air superportable machines with 2 GB of memory.

With Mac OS X Lion around the corner, it appears as if Apple are moving to a strict 4GB only memory configuration as standard. This will also help the operating system to perform better.

Kuo also told Appleinsider that the Airs with 64GB drives will be discontinued, opting for 128GB and 256GB models as standard. Apparently many of the sales have been for the larger drives as people are clearly finding 64GB too restrictive.

The MacBook Air is one of Apple's more popular computers

Additionally, Kuo said that three Intel ultra low voltage chips were primary candidates for the new version. The Core i5-2467M (1.6GHz), i7-2637M (1.7GHz), and i7-2677M (1.8GHz) all consume only 17 watts of power and mean they are perfectly suitable for the super slim line machine.

This data has not been confirmed by Apple, who will never comment on unreleased products, but Kuo does have a strong track record of getting close to final shipping specifications.

Apple are waiting on the release of their new operating system before unleashing the new update for the hot selling MacBook Air, but many people are waiting with baited breath to replace their older models. Expect to see many ebay auctions in the coming month as people move to upgrade.

KitGuru says: Expect the new machines very soon.

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