New Intel Processors Designed For Macbook Air?
It looks like Intel is working on some ultra-low voltage processors that are based on the Sandy Bridge core and would be the perfect match for the MacBook Air. According to a leak, the Core i5 and i7 processors will be getting a boost. The 1.4GHz cpu will be getting raised to 1.6GHz. The Core i5 2557M will run at 1.7GHz with a Turbo Boost to 2.7GHz, and the Core i7 models would each get a boost of 100MHz in processing power and Turbo Boost of up to 2.9GHz of power.
Each of the processors will be dual-core, Hyperthreaded processors with graphics cores ranging from 350MHz to 1.2GHz with full throttle. Each of the chips are also expected to arrive later this year. We are not completely sure that the MacBook Air is slated to receive this release, but it seems like the duo would be a solid match, especially since Apple is always looking to improve battery life (as any other computer manufacturer is).
Of course, even if the MacBook Air doesn’t get it, we’d love to see these new, low-power chips on any of the new laptops or netbooks. Imagine having this kind of computing power in a small 10″ netbook! I just hope with technology growing at such a rapid rate that people safely dispose of their older unused products rather than throwing them in the trash. I can’t even imagine what it would do to our planet to continue our electronic waste habit!