New MacBook Air 2011 Release Soon? Price Cuts Refresh Hint

We know that many of you, like us, are avidly waiting for news about the new MacBook Air 2011 and we have had many comments to our previous articles hoping for news soon. While the news today isn’t solid we hope it’s a hint at least that the refresh is coming soon as we’ve heard that Apple is offering price cuts to the current MacBook Air.

Since the refresh of the MacBook Pro and iMac lines we’ve turned our attention in recent weeks to the MacBook Air and some of our recent articles have included asking what features you’d like to see on the improved Air, possible price, and a speculated release in June or July. Most recently we informed our readers about the possibility of an A5 processor so hit the links if you want to find out more on any of these.

News of the Apple price cut for current MacBook Air refurbs comes to us from Seth Weintraub over on 9to5Mac, who informs that the base model is now available from $829 and suggests that this could mean the Apple is making way for new inventory and clearing out old stock. It’s always a good sign for an imminent refresh when prices of current models start to be reduced and with WWDC just around the corner, beginning June 6, we’d like to get our hopes up that the new MacBook Airs will be with us sooner rather than later, but will try to restrain ourselves for now.

You may also be interested in our recent look at the current 11-inch MacBook Air vs. iPad 2. If you want to see details of the current MacBook Air then head to the Apple product page here but we’d suggest holding off a purchase right now of course. Are you waiting for the 2011 MacBook Air refresh? Tell us what you’re hoping to see most on an improved line?

  • Content Writer

    Looking forward to buy Macbook Pro 2011, will this launch, by any means, reduce the prices of Macbook Pro 2011 15″ Higher End model.. Do you reckon any chances of this with the launch of new Macbook Air 2011?

    Thanks, awaiting your response

  • Anonymous

    My guess is, it will show up with the availability of Lion – the new fullscreen capabilities are aking to be shown on a 11″ MBAir
    So July!?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jojo-Peňaranda-Aruta/100000567770469 Jojo Peňaranda Aruta

    should the refresh of macbook air be available in the Philippines please do publish the news as soon as possible…i am just so happy about the price cuts…can’t wait to go to an ap store sooner…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jojo-Peňaranda-Aruta/100000567770469 Jojo Peňaranda Aruta

    should the refresh of macbook air be available in the Philippines please do publish the news as soon as possible…i am just so happy about the price cuts…can’t wait to go to an ap store sooner…

  • Jasser Warmnight

    Macbook air 13″ i5 Sandy Bridge, OS X Lion, back-lit keyboard and hopefully with higher screen resolution say 1600×1050.?, and 6 gigs.
    I will be happy to spend US$.1,899. for all these specs.
    And release date sometime in Q2 2011 would be perfect timing.

  • Jasser Warmnight

    Macbook air 13″ i5 Sandy Bridge, OS X Lion, back-lit keyboard and hopefully with higher screen resolution say 1600×1050.?, and 6 gigs.
    I will be happy to spend US$.1,899. for all these specs.
    And release date sometime in Q2 2011 would be perfect timing.

  • Jasser Warmnight

    Macbook air 13″ i5 Sandy Bridge, OS X Lion, back-lit keyboard and hopefully with higher screen resolution say 1600×1050.?, and 6 gigs.
    I will be happy to spend US$.1,899. for all these specs.
    And release date sometime in Q2 2011 would be perfect timing.