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Apple debut the new MacBook Air

Apple release new MacBook Air in 11.6" and 13.3" models - featuring instant-on, SSD's, and great bat

| Laptops News | Posted: Oct 21, 2010 1:11 am

We've known it's coming for a while - and with the "back to the Mac" news of late, it's been quite obvious Apple would tease the Apple lovers worldwide, today has arrived.


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Apple have now shown off, and released all in a single day - enter, MacBook Air.


Available in 11 and 13" the new MacBook airs are thinner, lighter, and feature a massive number of upgrades and little things that always make the Apple products stand above the rest.


Apple have given the MacBook Air a breath of fresh air with the refresh - instant on, battery life is improved as well as standby times, solid state storage, all while being thinner and lighter. It's 0.68-inches at it's thickest, 0.11-inches at it's thinnest - weighing in at 2.9 pounds, to give some perspective, the old MacBook Air was 0.76-inches thick and weighed 3 pounds.


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The screen sizes available are 11.6 and 13.3" - both running at 1440x900. SSD storage (available in 64, 128 and 256GB). 1.4GHz - 2.13GHz (slower for the 11.6-inch and going up faster with available upgrades in the 13.3" model). GeForce 320M graphics and 2GB of memory standard.


A nifty feature I thought I'd point out is something the MacBook Air does new - in case of a software emergency where the HDD needs to be wiped and OS re-installed, since the MacBook Air doesn't have an optical drive built in, it's even handier - it's a Software Reinstall USB drive for both models. The Software Reinstall USB drive includes around 8GB of data - consisting of OS X and iLife installers.


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