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Apple today announced an all-new 11″ MacBook Air, the closest its ever got to a netbook. The smallest Apple notebook ever released, the MacBook Air measures a mere 0.68 inches (17mm) at its thickest point, and an incredible 0.11 inches (3mm) at its thinnest point.

It also sports SSD storage directly on the motherboard as opposed to a standard 1.8″ hard drive bay, and has 2GB RAM as standard at 1066MHz (frontside bus of 800MHz), upgradeable to 4GB. The new MacBook Air range moves aware from Intel’s low voltage processors, and now sport the standard Core 2 Duo processors at 1.4GHz, with an option to upgrade to 1.6GHz.

An extra USB port has made its way onto the new MacBook Air, and it loses the previous ports flap. The 11.6″ LED-backlit screen has a 1280×768 resolution with a 16:9 aspect ratio, and the newly upgraded nVidia GeForce 320M graphics pack 256MB of DDR3 SDRAM, with a Mini DisplayPort capable of powering Apple’s recently announced 27″ cinema display.

The battery life is also impressive, with a standby time of 30 days, and a real-world “wireless productivity” battery life of 5 hours. The price point is also more aggressive for Apple, at $999, which may still be a far cry from today’s current netbook prices, but for Apple’s premium products this is a bit more reasonable, certainly when compared to the outgoing 13″ MacBook Air model.

Let us know what you think of the new MacBook Air and if will or won’t be getting one and why.

5th November, 2010 @ 2:13 pm by Valentijn 098

I think I will buy one 11″ or 13″, was thinking abut a hackintosh… but then again I can get 200 euro discount due educational connections…
Due the high res screen 256gb option ans 2.13ghz etc… The 13″ is only 300 grams heavier then the 11.6″ also sd card might be handy hopefully sdx etc comp. 256gb is full very quickly… so a 64gb or 128gb extra datacard might be handy ;-)

11th November, 2010 @ 12:21 pm by John Lea

Bought the 11 inch a week ago and very pleased with it. Really fast (due to ssd I guess). The killer feature for me is effortless screen magnification which is especially important as I can see no way to change the size of system fonts in Snow Leopard.

24th January, 2013 @ 1:24 pm by athuman machupa

Damn I real like this shirty.

15th October, 2013 @ 10:07 am by Eddie E. Peterson

It feels like, with these new 11- and 13-inch laptops, the MacBook Air product line has finally come of age. The 13-inch model addresses many of the old Air’s weaknesses (graphics performance, battery life) and offers speeds that aren’t far off the standard of the MacBook Pro line. And yet the 13-inch MacBook Air weighs 1.6 pounds less than what the 13-inch MacBook Pro weighs. Yes, the MacBook Air still costs more and does less than other 13-inch Apple laptops; if weight and size are not important considerations for you, you shouldn’t buy a MacBook Air. But if, all other things being (roughly) equal, you’d prefer a lighter laptop, the MacBook Air deserves your serious consideration.

7th November, 2014 @ 4:26 am by osama mhd

I know that is to late to comment about but now the macbook air is the most laptop in the market with high processor core i5 but the problem is it has small flash storage and it’s SSD but still expensive for me it’s better to buy macbook pro or other mac!


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