MacBook Air combines power and lightness

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MacBook Air combines power and lightness

The new MacBook Air models became available in stores July 21; weighing less than 3 lbs., the 13-inch model shown here measures 12.8 inches across, and just under 9 inches from front to back.

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Storage and data ports

On the right side of the 13-inch MacBook Air are (left to right) the SD card reader, a USB 2.0 port and the multi-purpose Thunderbolt port—which, when connected to the Apple Thunderbolt Display, provides video signals and USB and FireWire data on a single smart cable.

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Power, USB and audio ports

On the left side of the 13-inch MacBook Air are (left to right) the power port for MagSafe adapters, a USB 2.0 port and a headphone port; the microphone is visible to the right of the headphone port.

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From another angle

The underside of the MacBook Air can be removed to access the flash storage during replacement or upgrade.

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Crisp physical design

The MacBook Air is only 0.11 inches thick on the user-facing side.

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Exquisitely slender

On its thickest side—the hinge—the MacBook Air is only 0.68 inches from top to bottom.

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Power in a small package

The MacBook Air has been upgraded from the tired Intel Core 2 Duo to the Intel Core i5; an i7 processor is available when ordering online.

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