Introducing Apples MacBook Air

 
 
By Jason Brooks  |  Posted 2008-01-15
 
 
 

Introducing Apples MacBook Air

Introducing Apples MacBook Air

Introducing Apples MacBook Air - Fits in a Manila Envelope

The MacBook Air measures 0.16 to 0.76 inches thick by 12.8 inches wide by 8.94 inches deep, and weighs 3 pounds. During his keynote, Apple CEO Steve Jobs slipped the machine into a manila envelope to demonstrate its small size.

Introducing Apples MacBook Air - Fits in a Manila Envelope

Introducing Apples MacBook Air - Runs OS X

The miniature new MacBook model runs full-size Mac OS X.

Introducing Apples MacBook Air - Runs OS X

Introducing Apples MacBook Air - Backlit Keyboard, Mini Core Duo Chip

The MacBook Air sports a full-size backlit keyboard, beneath which lies a new Intel Core Duo chip that's 60 percent smaller than previous Core Duos.

Introducing Apples MacBook Air - Backlit Keyboard, Mini Core Duo Chip

Introducing Apples MacBook Air - Aluminum Shell

In a nod toward greener computing, the MacBook Air boasts an aluminum shell and a mercury-free display with arsenic-free glass.

Introducing Apples MacBook Air - Aluminum Shell

Introducing Apples MacBook Air - Multitouch-Enabled MacBook

The MacBook Air comes with an enlarged touch-pad, equipped with an iPhone-like multitouch interface.

Introducing Apples MacBook Air - Multitouch-Enabled MacBook

Introducing Apples MacBook Air - MacBook Air Connectivity

The MacBook Air does away with an optical drive and ships with USB 2.0, Micro DVI and audio out ports, alongside Apple's MagSafe power connector. Optional dongle adapters add Ethernet support through the USB port, or S-Video and VGA output through the DVI port. The unit sports 802.11n and Bluetooth wireless connectivity.

Introducing Apples MacBook Air - MacBook Air Connectivity

Introducing Apples MacBook Air - Hard-Drive Trade-offs

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.

Introducing Apples MacBook Air - Hard-Drive Trade-offs

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