Introducing Apples MacBook Air - Hard-Drive Trade-offs

By Jason Brooks  |  Posted 2008-01-15 Print this article Print

The MacBook Air starts at $1,799, but the base model ships with a pokey 4,200-rpm hard drive. There's an optional 64GB solid-state drive, but it adds $999 to the cost.


Apple's big announcement at this year's Macworld Expo is a super-svelte notebook computer, the MacBook Air. Will the new notebook fulfill our ultralight hopes and dreams?

(Photos courtesy of Apple)

By Jason Brooks

As Editor in Chief of eWEEK Labs, Jason Brooks manages the Labs team and is responsible for eWEEK's print edition. Brooks joined eWEEK in 1999, and has covered wireless networking, office productivity suites, mobile devices, Windows, virtualization, and desktops and notebooks. JasonÔÇÖs coverage is currently focused on Linux and Unix operating systems, open-source software and licensing, cloud computing and Software as a Service. Follow Jason on Twitter at jasonbrooks, or reach him by email at

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