“Imagine a 13-inch Macbook Air with a retina-class display that weighs a few ounces less than the current model,” Loyd Case writes for Macworld. “Or maybe it weighs the same, but you can use it all day without plugging into wall power.”

“That vision could become a reality—if Apple adopts the next generation Intel CPUs, code-named Haswell,” Case writes. “There have been rumors that Apple may be moving away from Intel for its Macbook and iMac lineup.”

Case writes, “But given the progress of Intel’s CPUs and the difficulty of making a switch, it’s unlikely Apple will abandon Intel in the near term.”

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