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.

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Published Wed, Oct 20 2010 8:11 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:33 PM CST
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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Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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