Apple's New MacBook Airs to Boost RAM and SSD Specs

Apple's revamped MacBook Airs will not only be getting the latest Intel Sandy Bridge chips along with the new Thunderbolt connector port, but may also be getting spec boosts in RAM and SSD. The flagship ultraportable notebook was speculated for a launch today alongside OS X Lion, but that has yet to happen, which now supports rumors for a launch next week.

According to Concord Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple is no longer placing orders for MacBook Airs with 2GB of RAM. His industry checks suggest that all new 11.6- and 13.3-inch models will now sport 4G of RAM. Kuo also says that the MacBook Airs will now be bumped up from its 64GB SSD standard to 128GB and 256GB models.

Additionally, Kuo points out the specific Intel Sandy Bridge models to be used for the new MacBook Airs as the Core i5-2467M (1.6GHz), i7-2637M (1.7GHz), and i7-2677M (1.8GHz), which each consume only 17-watts of power. He also confirms the return of backlit keyboards for the new MacBook Airs.

[via Apple insider]