The 2011 MacBook Air is the next big thing coming from Apple. The release of the new MacBook Air with new Intel Sandy Bridge CPUs draws closer. After tons of rumors over the last months that all have been wrong about the release date we finally start to get closer to reality. Apple is releasing the new Air only wth OS X Lion installed. This means we look at a July release date. This is the time frame Apple set for the OS X 10.7 release.
9to5Mac has now got a tip that the MacBook Air pre-installed with OS X Lion will start selling mid-July. Thursday, July 14, seems a prime candidate for the release of the 2011 MacBook Air along with the OS X 10.7 update.
The only new features of the 2011 MacBook Air will be new Intel Core i5 and i7 CPUs and the Thunderbolt port. The CPU upgrade alone will though be a mind blowing. The first generation of MacBook Air's used outdated CPUs, but still was able be blazing fast and beat several 2010 MacBook Pro configurations.