Every year, Mac enthusiasts wait eagerly for details on how their favorite company can surprise them. Probably just as eagerly, critics await the time they can lash out at their favorite punching bag.
With innovation at the core of the company, Apple does face a lot of pressure – perhaps both internally and externally – to push the limits. And push the limits they did with the MacBook Air!
This year, we are due to see a new MacBook Air, and Ashraf Eassa recently “predicted” over at The Motley Fool that we could be seeing the MBA go fanless.
I’m already sold without knowing all the other details, actually; but think about it: that fan can be an irritating thing. While designed to be as quiet as possible, it does reach a point when the whirring of the fan is audible. And there’s nothing worse than that sound when you’re trying to concentrate on work, right?
According to the article, a discussion over at the Intel Developer Forum points to the new Broadwell processor giving ultrabooks the power of being fanless. That would be like a superhero going capeless and still kick butt as hard as Batman does!
Aside from the noise, how else can a MacBook Air benefit from being fanless? How about more space for the battery? That space will also allow the designers to play around more, and probably surprise as more as well.
A fanless MacBook Air certainly makes things interesting, but I am not sure it can be the main selling point of the next generation. What do you think will make you say WOW?