Apple reveal MacBook Air – World’s Thinnest Notebook
Here’s the official Apple press release on the MacBook Air – “MACWORLD SAN FRANCISCO—January 15, 2008—Apple® today revealed MacBook® Air, the world’s thinnest notebook.
MacBook Air measures an unmatched 0.16-inches at its thinnest point, while its maximum height of 0.76-inches is less than the thinnest point on contending notebooks. MacBook Air has a stunning 13.3-inch LED-backlit widescreen display, a full-size as well as backlit keyboard, a built-in iSight® video camera for video conferencing, as well as a spacious trackpad with multi-touch gesture support so individuals can pinch, rotate as well as swipe. MacBook Air is powered by a 1.6 GHz or 1.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 4MB L2 cache, as well as includes as common features 2GB of memory, an 80GB 1.8-inch difficult drive, as well as the latest 802.11n Wi-Fi innovation as well as Bluetooth 2.1…
“We’ve developed the world’s thinnest notebook—without sacrificing a full-size keyboard or a full-size 13-inch display,” stated Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “When you very first see MacBook Air, it’s difficult to believe it’s a high-performance notebook with a full-size keyboard as well as display. however it is.”
MacBook Air has a vibrant 13.3-inch LED-backlit glossy widescreen screen that is energy efficient, as well as its spacious trackpad offers multi-touch gesture support for pinch, rotate as well as swipe, making it more intuitive than ever to search as well as rotate pictures or zoom into web pages in Safari™. MacBook Air features a full-size keyboard style in a smooth as well as durable aluminum enclosure. The backlit keyboard makes it suitable for dimly lit environments such as airplanes, studios or seminar halls, as well as a built-in ambient light sensor immediately adjusts the brightness of the secrets in addition to the screen brightness for ideal visibility.
MacBook Air delivers as much as five hours of battery life for wireless efficiency as well as includes flight terminal Extreme® 802.11n Wi-Fi networking, which delivers as much as five times the performance as well as twice the variety of 802.11g*. Apple’s Migration assistant software application now allows individuals to quickly transfer files, applications as well as preferences from your old Mac® to MacBook Air right over your wireless network.
MacBook Air individuals can buy the buddy MacBook Air SuperDrive, a compact outside drive designed for MacBook Air, for just £65 (inc VAT). The MacBook Air SuperDrive® is powered by MacBook Air’s USB port, getting rid of the requirement to bring a separate power adapter. many MacBook Air individuals will not discover a requirement for an optical drive now that they can wirelessly backup data with Time capsule as well as gain access to the optical drives on remote PCs or Macs to wirelessly set up software application applications on MacBook Air.
MacBook Air is powered by Intel Core 2 Duo processors running at 1.6 GHz or 1.8 GHz, as well as includes as common 2GB of memory as well as an 80GB 1.8-inch difficult drive. An optional 64GB solid specify drive contains no moving parts for added durability. Every MacBook Air includes a micro-DVI port so individuals can link to Apple’s gorgeous 20-inch or 23-inch Cinema screens to prolong their desktop or link to projectors as well as other screens via DVI, VGA, Composite as well as S-video adaptors. MacBook Air includes USB 2.0 for plugging in peripherals or charging an iPod® or iPhone™, a headphone jack as well as Apple’s acclaimed MagSafe® Power Adapter designed particularly for mobile users.
Every MacBook Air includes iLife® ‘08, the most considerable update ever to Apple’s award-winning suite of digital way of life applications, featuring a major new version of iPhoto® as well as a totally reinvented iMovie®, both seamlessly integrated with the new .Mac web Gallery for on the internet picture as well as video sharing. The new MacBook Air likewise includes Leopard™, the sixth major release of the world’s most advanced operating system. Leopard introduces Time Machine™, an effortless method to immediately back up whatever on a Mac; a redesigned Finder that lets individuals quickly search as well as share data between several Macs; quick Look, a new method to instantaneously see data without opening an application; Spaces, an intuitive new function utilized to produce groups of applications as well as instantaneously switch between them; a brand new desktop with Stacks, a new method to quickly gain access to data from the Dock; as well as major enhancements to Mail as well as iChat®. .Mac members can utilize the new Back to My Mac function to search as well as gain access to data on their house computer from a MacBook Air over the Web while out on the road.
The new MacBook Air embodies Apple’s continuing environmental development with its aluminum enclosure, a material extremely preferred by recyclers; Apple’s very first mercury-free LCD screen with arsenic-free glass; as well as brominated flame retardant-free material for the majority of circuit boards in addition to PVC-free interior cables. In addition, MacBook Air consumes the least amount of power of any type of Mac, as well as its retail box, made primarily from 100 percent post-consumer recycled material, is 56 percent smaller by volume than the previously smallest MacBook packaging.
Pricing & Availability
The new MacBook Air will be shipping in two weeks with the Apple Store® (www.apple.com/ukstore), Apple’s retail stores as well as Apple Authorised Resellers for a suggested retail cost of £1,199 (inc VAT), as well as includes:
• 13.3-inch LED-backlit glossy widescreen screen with 1280×800 resolution;
• 1.6 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 4MB L2 cache;
• 800 MHz front-side bus;
• 2GB of 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM;
• 80GB difficult disk drive with unexpected movement Sensor;
• Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100;
• Micro-DVI port (includes Micro-DVI to VGA as well as Micro-DVI to DVI Adapters);
• built-in iSight video camera;
• built-in flight terminal extreme 802.11n wireless networking as well as Bluetooth 2.1+EDR;
• one USB 2.0 port;
• one headphone port;
• multi-touch TrackPad with support for advanced multi-touch gestures including tap, scroll, pinch, rotate as well as swipe; and
• 45 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter.
Build-to-order choices as well as accessories include the capability to upgrade to a 1.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor; 64GB solid specify drive, MacBook Air SuperDrive, Apple USB Ethernet Adaptor, Apple USB Modem, Apple MagSafe airline Adaptor, Apple Remote as well as the AppleCare security Plan. extra build-to-order choices likewise include pre-installed copies of iWork ‘08, Logic® reveal 8, final Cut® reveal 4 as well as Aperture™ 1.5.