Friday, January 25, 2008

Apple MacBook Air - World thinnest Laptop

The new MacBook Air was announced by Steve Jobs of Apple at MacWorld. The MacBook Air is now the world’s thinnest notebook, and sure the be the hottest laptop of 2008.

Apple's new laptop, called the MacBook Air, is not quite an ultraportable but is still very small. Mimicking the 13-inch silhouette of the current MacBook line, it's .76-inch thick at its thickest part. Apple calls it the "world's thinnest notebook." Though the MacBook Air is not quite the thinnest laptop ever, it is among the thinnest we've seen (the Fujistu LifeBook Q2010 and the Toshiba Portege R500 both measure 0.8 inch thick, but neither tapers to 0.16 inch as the Air does).

The laptop features a very smooth design, hidden ports, backlit keyboard (sexy but useless) and it’s small and light weighing in at 3 pounds. In fact, the MacBook air is .16 to .76 inches thin, making the profile a wedge shape. The size is bout 13 inches wide by 9 inched deep.

Technical specs

• 5 hours of battery life with everything running
• Intel Core 2 Duo Processor at 1.6 or 1.8GHz, motherboard the length of a pencil.
• 800MHz frontside bus.
• 2GB RAM 667MHz DDR2 standard.
• 13.3-inch screen, LED backlit.
• 1,280 x 800 pixels
• Micro-DVI adapter (for DVI, VGA, composite and S-Video output)
• Intel GMA X3100 Graphics processor with 144MB RAM shared
• 1.8-inch 80GB HD or 64GB Solid State Drive (no moving pieces, but for a stunning $1,300 price increase!)
• Multitouch trackpad with gestures. Pans, zooms, rotates, etc.
• 802.11n and Bluetooth 2.1.
• Optional external HD for $99, USB-bus powered.
• Full backlit keyboard.
• One USB 2.0, one audio port, one Micro-DVI

Full Technical Specifications

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