new MacBook Air with Thunderbolt I/O and backlit keyboard

MacBook Air

Apple today updated the MacBook Air with next generation processors, high-speed Thunderbolt I/O technology, a backlit keyboard and Mac OS X Lion, the world’s most advanced operating system. With up to twice the performance of the previous generation, flash storage for instant-on responsiveness and a compact design so portable allowing users to take it to almost everywhere.

MacBook Air is available in 11-inch and 13-inch models that easily slip into a briefcase, purse or bag. The MacBook Air’s durable aluminum unibody enclosure measures an incredibly thin 0.3 cm (0.11 in) at its thinnest point and 1.7 cm (0.68 in) at its thickest. Flash storage allows MacBook Air to turn on instantly and deliver fast data access, improved reliability and incredible energy efficiency. The 11-inch model weighs 1.08 kg (2.38 pounds) and provides up to 5 hours of battery life, while the 13-inch weighs 1.35 kg (2.96 pounds) and provides up to 7 hours of battery life.

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With the latest Intel Core i5 and Core i7 dual-core processors, the new MacBook Air is up to twice as fast as the previous generation. MacBook Air also features Intel HD Graphics 3000 and offers up to 4GB of faster 1333 MHz memory.

The 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Air are available for order on the Apple Store today and in Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers starting July 21. The 1.6 GHz 11-inch MacBook Air is available in two models, one with 2GB of memory and 64GB of flash storage for a suggested retail price of $999 USD ($1,099 AUD), and one with 4GB of memory and 128GB of flash storage for $1,199 USD ($1,349 AUD). The 1.7 GHz 13-inch MacBook Air comes in two configurations, one with 4GB of memory and 128GB of flash storage for a suggested retail price of $1,299 USD ($1,449 AUD), and one with 4GB of memory and 256GB of flash storage for $1,599 USD ($1,799 AUD). Configure-to-order options and accessories include a 1.8 GHz Core i7 processor, additional flash storage, MacBook Air SuperDrive® and a USB Ethernet Adapter.

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