Apple Can Now Build a Silent MacBook Air (If It Wants To)

MacBook Air Apple dedicated much of its WWDC 2014 keynote on Monday to the introduction of new Continuity software that blurs the line between the mobile iOS and desktop OS X operating systems. On Tuesday, Intel announced a reference PC design that could do the same with hardware. Built around the upcoming Broadwell processor, this 12.5-inch tablet prototype is a mere 7.2mm thick and requires no fan to keep it running cool. Intel's presenting the design with a keyboard accessory that converts it into a laptop, but there's nothing stopping Apple from using it to build the next generation of its MacBook Air in a thinner, lighter, and now completely silent form. Recent rumors have suggested exactly such a change, with a 12-inch Retina MBA said to be in the works. It's expected to be the same size as the current 11-inch Air, but as powerful as the 13-inch model.

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