Macbook Air Refresh May Add Bigger Battery, Come In Two Sizes

With Apple's big OS event just days away, MacBook Air refresh rumours are hitting hard. According to Cult of Mac, Apple will unveil 13.3-inch and 11.6-inch models, along with a 50 per cent bigger battery and a much lower price. Details!

A MacBook Air refresh has been a long time coming; Apple's ultraportable notebook has seen its competitors get lighter, faster and cheaper at an alarming rate. Improvements in the new model include up to 10 hours of battery life, a "boxier" design (think iPhone 4 versus 3GS), upgradeable RAM (starting at 2GB) and SSD drive, NVidia GeForce 320M integrated graphics (like the current MacBook) and "considerably cheaper" pricing - possibly as low as $US1000 for the netbook-sized model.

The MBA's also expected to have two side USB ports and an SD card slot for expandable memory, along with a Mini DisplayPort adaptor and a straight MagSafe power plug.

One area that's still in contention is the processor; Cult of Mac seems to think that the MacBook Air will house a 2.1Ghz Core2Duo, which would be surprising given the availability of ULV Core i5 and Core i7 guts that seem like a perfect match. [Cult of Mac]

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