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Apple delaying MacBook Air refresh to wait for Lion OS?

Apple plans to wait until its new Lion operating system is out in July before releasing new MacBook Air models loaded with refreshed hardware, according to a report by AppleInsider. Just a week ago, reports were circulating that Apple would likely release refreshed Airs in June.

Macbook Air with Sandy Bridge chips coming in June/July?

If you’re holding out for Apple to refresh its Macbook Air ultraportable laptop, you may not have to wait much longer. Apple is preparing to upgrade the Macbook Air with Intel’s new Sandy Bridge processors and ultra-fast Thunderbolt interface in June or July, Taiwanese supply chain sources tell Digitimes.

Apple updates MacBook Pros with Sandy Bridge CPUs, Thunderbolt ports

Just as we expected, Apple this morning announced the latest refresh of its Macbook Pro laptop family. Among the changes are the inclusion of Intel’s new Sandy Bridge Core i5 and i7 processors, high-speed Thunderbolt ports, and FaceTime HD cameras.

A billion-dollar mistake: Intel recalls a supporting chip for popular Sandy Bridge platform

Intel made a big deal at the recent Consumer Electronics Show about how its Sandy Bridge combination graphics-microprocessor chip has been one of its most successful in history. But it spoke too soon. Now the world’s biggest chip maker said it has discovered a design flaw in the chip’s companion chip set, forcing a production delay that will cost it $1 billion in lost revenues and replacement costs.

Capping its best year ever, Intel reports record Q4 earnings

Intel reported record fourth quarter sales and earnings as it ramped up production for a new generation of microprocessors and saw strong demand during the holiday-selling season. That’s good news for the PC industry, since Intel is the world’s biggest chip maker and its earnings are a bellwether for the whole industry.

Intel CEO: New chip will spur $125B in 2011 PC sales

Intel chief executive Paul Otellini said today that Intel’s newest  chip will generate $125 billion in revenue this year for PC makers. The chip, codenamed Sandy Bridge, combines graphics and general computing functions; it will account for an estimated one third of Intel’s total sales this year and has been designed into more than 500 computer models.

HP unleashes a host of new computers at CES

At the Consumer Electronics Show this week in Las Vegas, Hewlett-Packard is unveiling a broad line-up of new computers that have all of the latest components and features to keep consumers in a shopping mood.

Intel thumps its chest: 500 PC models have its new chip

Intel is formally introducing one of its most important chips in a long time today. Codenamed Sandy Bridge, the chip combines graphics and a microprocessor on the same piece of silicon.

Intel wins over Apple with graphics-processor combo chip

In a blow to graphics chip maker Nvidia, Apple has decided to use Intel chips for its MacBook laptops in 2011, according to CNET. The chips, code-named Sandybridge combine 3D graphics and a microprocessor in a single chip.

Intel takes the wraps off its “Nvidia killer”

Intel showed a demo of its hybrid graphics-microprocessor chip today, a chip that’s aimed at eliminating the need for a stand-alone graphics chip in personal computers.