The MacBook Air, while extremely popular, is one of the last lines of Apple computers not yet sporting a low power consumption Sandy Bridge processor by Intel — the line is still running on the Core 2 Duo CPU, and while that’s certainly a fast model, it’s not quite the latest and greatest out there. But don’t worry — Intel has announced that it will be bringing out a new Sandy Bridge processor sometime very soon, and that’s the same one expected to go into the new MacBook Air models by the end of the summer.
The best of these models, says Hardmac, is the Core i7 2657M, sporting dual cores running at 1.6 GHz and a turbo mode up to 2.7 GHz, lining up the MacBook Air with the low-end MacBook Pro. That’s one spicy meatball! Of course, none of this is confirmed until we actually see the hardware in action, but if you want a faster MBA and can wait until June, you might want to see what Apple and Intel have in store for the next generation of the extremely thin little powerhouse computer.