Smaller, lighter Apple MacBook Air incoming?

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Apple are rumoured to be launching a new smaller version of their MacBook Air laptops. Orders placed with Taiwanese manufacturers seem to suggest that an 11.6 inch model could be hitting Apple stores by Christmas.

Quanta, Apple’s main notebook manufacturer have reportedly had 400,000 to 500,000 new units be requested to be made. Lighter and nearly two inches smaller than the 13.3 inch model available now, it’ll be only the third update made to the range following a speed boost back in the summer of 2009.

The MacBook Air, while beautifully svelte in design, received criticism for removing too many features for the sake of its ultra-portable design. The lack of a DVD drive, and more importantly, Ethernet connection, was not appreciated.

More news once we get confirmation on this one.

Via: Digitimes

Gerald Lynch

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