Though it has been rumored that Apple may be releasing a brand new MacBook Air sometime this year with a Retina display and other upgrades, Cupertino reportedly may reveal a relatively minor refresh of its line of uber-portable notebooks tomorrow.
According to 9 to 5 Mac, should the new MacBook Airs arrive tomorrow or sometime this week, the biggest upgrade they receive will likely address their processors, and could include Intel’s newest Haswell chips. To this point, Intel’s upcoming Haswell processors have been rumored to launch as soon as a few weeks from now. Though it’s unclear exactly which new Haswell chips could be made available with the new MacBook Air laptops, Intel Core i5 and Intel Core i7 processors will likely remain as the primary choices for consumers.
Right now, regardless of whether you opt for the low or high-end 11/13-inch MacBook Air, each notebook features an Intel Core i5 dual-core processor clocked at 1.3 GHz, with Turbo Boost permitting the CPU to reach clock speeds as high as 2.6 GHz. You can also choose to configure any of these MacBook Air notebooks with an Intel Core i7 dual core processor clocked at 1.7 GHz, with Turbo Boost pushing that as high as 3.3 GHz.
Considering that a MacBook Air refresh could be imminent, if you’ve strongly considered buying one this week, you may want to hold off to ensure that you don’t miss out on getting a more powerful MacBook Air for a similar price.
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