According to a fairly reliable source, the next generation of MacBook Air can be expected in the coming week. The device could not be exactly what many expect: In addition to the more robust keyboard, an enormous processor upgrade would also be conceivable.
MacRumors received a tip from the same source that correctly predicted the launch of a new iPad Mini, iPad Air and iMac last March. Now this apparently trustworthy source indicates that you can expect a new MacBook Air next week.
It is almost certain that Apple will also use a keyboard based on a scissor mechanism for this model, as is also used for the 16-inch MacBook Pro (from 2,399 euros on Amazon) – the group is thus tackling the massive problems of the ultra-thin Keyboard in the current MacBook Air (from 1,099 euros on Amazon) an end. According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple could soon equip its notebooks with a thinner and energy-saving mini LED display, but it seems unlikely that this technology will be introduced in an entry-level notebook as early as March.
However, the performance of the device could be much more interesting. While the MacBook Air from 2019 achieved a good 85 percent in our test, we had to criticize the very poor CPU performance. This is due to the very energy-saving Amber Lake Y-Chips such as the Intel Core i5-8210Y, which are currently used in Apple’s cheapest laptop.
With the latest update, it can be assumed that Apple will rely on the direct successor to this chip. With the Intel Core i5-10210Y, the number of used cores could be doubled to four. Together with the boost clock frequency increased from 3.6 to 4 GHz and the cache increased to 6 MB, the performance should be increased enormously.