MacBook Air update: new Intel chips primed

New low voltage chipsets could be heading to updated Mac

No word on release date, but previous rumours suggest June or July for boost to MacBook Air.

Intel is prepping a new set of Ultra Low Voltage (ULV) processors, which some Apple gossip hounds reckon will be ripe to fit inside a new batch of MacBook Airs. The ultra thin laptop has been pegged for an update at some point this summer.

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The new ULV chips are part of the so-called Sandy Bridge family, already sitting pretty in the latest MacBook Pros and recently updated iMac. There are three new processors, which will run at up to 1.8GHz.

With previous rumours suggesting the MacBook Air is about to get a boost, surely it’s too much of a coincidence that Intel is working on chipsets especially made for thin and lightweight machines.

It was believed that the chipsets in the MacBook Pro range would make their way to the Air. Now though, it looks like Apple will be getting first dibs on this new Intel tech. Expect to get official details soon, possibly during Apple’s WWDC event at the start of June.

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Via MacRumors