New Apple MacBook Air – the Future of Laptops?


Today, in the Apple’s Back to the Mac event, Steve Jobs has announced the much anticipated new MacBook Air. Pretty much, it’s almost exactly what we expected a few days ago.

The new Apple MacBook Air comes with 2 models, one with a 13.3-inch screen and another with a 11.6-inch screen. This is the thinnest, lightest Mac laptop yet which owns all awesome features from the iPhone, iPad and traditional series of Macbooks. Both versions get SSD storage, a 1.86GHz or 2.13GHz Core 2 Duo processor (I expected it should be CPU Intel Core-i series), GeForce 320m graphics, and 2GB of RAM standard. Apple says its battery life tests offer 7 hours of “wireless web” and 30 days of “standby”.

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2 new Macbook Air versions

The most notable improvements of the two new MacBook Air are the upgrade from the Nvidia 9400M to Nvidia GeForce 320m VGA card (equivalent to the new MacBook Pro), FaceTime support, full size QWERTY keyboard, multi-touch trackpad which allows pinching, rotating, swiping and double-tapping. However, the disappointment in the two versions is that they don’t have the built in 3G connectivity.

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It will cost £899 for the 11-inch version with a 64GB memory while the 13-inch model with 256 GB of storage comes in at £1,349. They are all available today. I am not totally convinced with the new Apple Macbook Air, however, with 50 million people worldwide using a Mac, Apple could expect it would be the best selling laptop of the year.

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  1. Yeahh.. that’s awesome. I’m impressed with Apple’s Flash Storage technology. How could they make a 128GB of space in a flash card. :))

    • It is quite a surprising feature and it could represent the future of laptops that have no hard drive or optical drive. I am waiting for someday the NAND flash will be embedded on the motherboards.

  2. It is a great Mac — especially the 7 hours of battery power.

  3. It looks very sexy, but the cost is too high for me. Hope one day I can get this for me. Anyways, thanks for sharing this information

  4. What’s the best configuration for the Air? Imagine being heavy on the internet with many applications open – social media and inbound marketing of course!

    I like the size of the 11″, but the 13″ is easier on the eyes.

    Any ideas Satish?

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