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Apple Reportedly Adding More RAM and Storage to New MacBook Air Models

Apple is will reportedly double the storage offered in the new MacBook Air models and will even increase the RAM.

Citing Concord Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple Insider reveals that Apple will be increasing the RAM on 11.6 inch and 13.3-inch MacBook Air models from 2GB to 4GB. Kua apparently based his comments on industry checks.

According to Kuo, the company will be increasing the RAM on the new MacBook Air to enhance the performance of Mac OS X Lion, which is expected to ship with the ultra-thin laptop device.

Kuo also stated that Apple has decided to do away with 64GB solid-state-driver in favor of 128GB and 256GB SSDs, which will be shipped as standard.

“We think Macbook Air is becoming more and more important for Apple and other notebook brand vendors will follow Apple's move (Intel called it Ultrabook)," Kuo said in a report released this week.

"Like iPhone and touch panel's story, Apple is redefining the notebook and we believe other brand vendors will follow Apple's design requirements so some components will benefit a lot from the trend such as metal casing, SSD, thermal module, slim hinge and backlight keyboard." he continued.

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