Meet the World’s Thinnest Notebook: MacBook Air

January 15, 2008 at 7:44 pm 1 comment

MacBook Air

     Today Steve Jobs revealed what could easily be called a marvel of engineering, the new MacBook Air. Apple teamed with Intel, about a year ago it seems, to have the CPU firm deliver a Core 2 Duo chip in a 60% smaller package specially for the ultra thin Apple notebook. MBA is beautifully designed inside and out, featuring a complete Mac on a circuit board the size of a pencil ( which Steve Jobs proudly showed off ) and clad in an all aluminum shell. It’s an unbelievably small and thin package with revolutionary features like multi-touch track-pad and wireless file installs. Here are the features in case you missed the announcement:

3 lbs, 13.3 inch LED backlit display
full backlit keyboard
multi-touch gestures track-pad
Remote Disc ( a software for wireless optical drive sharing with other Macs and PCs )
iSight
2GB RAM, 80GB HDD, 64GB SSD (optional)
802.11n standard Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
USB 2.0, Micro-DVI, and headphone jack
5 hour battery life
environmentally friendly circuit boards, display, and packaging
optional USB powered optical drive just $99
$1799, pre-order today, ships in 2 weeks

D.S.

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  • 1. eorse  |  January 16, 2008 at 12:45 am

    Thanks: Mr. Sieger. I still have questions.

    1. The Air without the ethernet cable access will make accessing network at many sites difficult.
    2. Wireless is not everywhere, and in many places it is secured wifi.
    3. What if Apple and Amazon had collaborated and the Air included all Kindle features?
    4. I am still not convinced that anything is wrong with Air, it just is an amazing machine. I want to buy it right away, but something is holding me back. I am not sure what though.

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