AnandTech confirms that the MBA processor is indeed a Merom.<br><br>This statement from AnandTech looks a little scary...<br><br>"The bigger concern however has nothing to do with packaging technology or operating voltages, but overall thermals. The MacBook Pro runs very hot and while the 20W TDP of the MacBook Air is significantly lower than the 35W TDP of the Pro, it's high for such a small chassis. We won't know for sure how hot the Air will get until it's in our hands but the SSD route seems like an even better bet now that we know a little more about what we're dealing with. Cutting down heat in that thin chassis will be very important, and moving to solid state storage is the only real option you have there."<br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
So you're saying I might be able to poach an egg on the back of this since I opted out of the SSD? Well, this one is just for beta testing ...<br>20 watts eaten by the CPU. I guess sparing 1/20th of a watt to add GPS would have been out of the question.<br><br>
OK, now that I read the story. I think these writers have no clue.<br>You take a MBP at 35 watts<br>an MBA at 20 watts.<br><br>Then they get concerned that the MBA is a smaller foot print so even though you drop from 35 to 20 watts the concern is dumping the heat in a small package?<br><br>Nuts. Look at the MBA. The entire body, small that it is will dump heat better than an MBP. I know they are talking about right on the motherboard where this thing is very cramped but they are still completely guessing. They should really say they have no clue. Because they don't. Once they have one in their hands they will know. 14 days and counting I hope.<br><br>
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