Along with the Time Capsule and movie rentals announcements at this mornings’ Macworld keynote, Steve Jobs perhaps saved some of the biggest news for last. He unveiled the long-rumored and speculated upon MacBook Air. The thing looks pretty darn amazing. In fact, he brought it on stage in an envelope. Intel has shrunk the processor […]
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There IS Something in the Air: MacBook Air Unveiled

MacBook Air Unveiled

Along with the Time Capsule and movie rentals announcements at this mornings’ Macworld keynote, Steve Jobs perhaps saved some of the biggest news for last. He unveiled the long-rumored and speculated upon MacBook Air. The thing looks pretty darn amazing. In fact, he brought it on stage in an envelope. Intel has shrunk the processor down by 60%. The processor on this is apparently as thick as a nickle and as wide as a dime! The MacBook Air is 0.16″ to 0.76″ at its thickest. Now that’s thin!

Some environmental details:

  • Full aluminum case (good for recycling)
  • Mercury and lead free display
  • Circuit boards are BFR free
  • Retail packaging uses 56% less volume than the MacBook.

Some key features and specs:

  • 2GB memory (standard)
  • 1.6 GHz Standard, 1.8 GHz Option – Intel Core 2 Duo
  • 80 GB hard disk standard
  • 13.3″ display
  • Magnetic closure
  • 5 hrs battery life
  • Superdrive acceessory available for $99
  • 802.11n + Bluetooth 2.1/EDR
  • 45 Watt MagSafe
  • 1 USB 2.0 port (only 1???)
  • Micro-DVI, Audio Out
  • Multi-touch trackpad
  • Backlit LED
  • iSight built-in

The MacBook Air is pre-ordering today, and will ship in two weeks. You can pick one up from $1799.

Read more from Apple, or pre-order here.

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