Rumor of a MacBook Air refresh has been circulating for a while, but now that rumor is looking more substantiated than ever. Of-course this is fueled by speculation, but Apple is now selling a refurbished MacBook Air model for $200 off its regular price.
So as long as you don’t mind purchasing a refurbished model, you can now get the 11.6″ MacBook Air with a 128GB hard drive and a 1.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor processor for just $999. Or for just $829.00, you can opt to buy the original $999 model with a 64GB SSD drive. That is a savings of 17%.
Of-course it makes sense that the MacBook Air would be receiving a refresh, since one is long over do. For starters the system is running on oldish Core 2 Duo processors and could really use a Sandy Bridge update. Furthermore, a 4GB ram upgrade across all of its models would be more than welcome. Finally, it’s possible that Apple might introduce Thunderbolt I/O technology into the systems, just as they have with their MacBook Pros. It would also make sense for Apple to launch new MacBook Air models in time for the Back to School season. There have also been some rumors circulating that Apple is testing some MacBook Airs that run on their own A5 processor – the same processor currently used in the iPad 2. However, we don’t think that such a significant change will happen so soon, at-least not for this next upcoming MacBook Air refresh.