Apple introduces MacBook Air, world's thinnest notebook

MacBook Air
Apple unveiled MacBook Air today during MWSF08, the world's thinnest notebook. From 0.4 centimetres (0.16-inches) at its thinnest point to its maximum height of 1.9 centimetres (0.76-inches), MacBook Air is less than the thinnest point on competing notebooks. MacBook Air has a stunning 13.3-inch LED-backlit widescreen display, a full-size and backlit keyboard, a built-in iSight video camera and a spacious trackpad with multi-touch gesture support. MacBook Air is powered by a 1.6 GHz or 1.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 4MB L2 cache, and includes as standard features 2GB of memory, an 80GB 1.8-inch hard drive (or an optional 64GB solid state drive contains no moving parts for added durability), and the latest 802.11n Wi-Fi technology and Bluetooth 2.1. It weighs only 1.36 kg (3.0 pounds).

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MacBook AirThe specifications of MacBook Air (MB397G/A):

  • 13.3-inch LED-backlit glossy widescreen display with 1280x800 resolution;
  • 1.6 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 4MB L2 cache;
  • 800 MHz front-side bus;
  • 2GB of 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM;
  • 80GB hard disk drive with Sudden Motion Sensor;
  • Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100;
  • Micro-DVI port (includes Micro-DVI to VGA and Micro-DVI to DVI Adapters);
  • built-in iSight video camera;
  • built-in AirPort Extreme 802.11n wireless networking and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR;
  • one USB 2.0 port;
  • one headphone port;
  • multi-touch TrackPad with support for advanced multi-touch gestures including tap, scroll, pinch, rotate and swipe; and
  • 45 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter.

Build-to-order options and accessories include the ability to upgrade to a 1.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor; 64GB solid state drive, MacBook Air SuperDrive (US$99), Apple USB Ethernet Adapter (US$29), Apple USB Modem, Apple MagSafe Airline Adapter, Apple Remote and the AppleCare Protection Plan.

MacBook Air will be available in two week's time for a suggested retail price of US$1,799. For more information about MacBook Air, please visit MacBook Air website.

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