Apple Launches all New ‘MacBook Air’ Notebook With 11-inch and 13-inch Displays

Apple today unveiled an all new Apple MacBook Air notebook, that is the first of a next generation of Apple ultra-light ultra-thin notebooks which will replace mechanical hard disks and optical drives with Internet services and solid state flash storage.

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These next generation Apple MacBook Air notebook was designed from the ground up to use flash storage exclusively and are faster to boot using a built-in solid state flash storage allowing them to be up to twice as fast as hard drive storage are also more reliable as the SSD storage devices have no movable parts eliminating unfortunate crashes. The solid state flash storage in all new Apple MacBook Air notebook are up to 90 percent smaller and lighter than hard drives.
Available in 11-inch and 13-inch models and weighing as little as 1.04 Kg (or 2.3 pounds), the all new MacBook Air notebook is Apple’s lightest and most portable notebook ever using the same solid state storage (SSDs) technology as Apple iconic iPad to deliver instant-on responsiveness, up to seven hours of battery life and up to 30 days of standby time.

Build with its precision aluminum unibody enclosure, the all new Apple MacBook Air notebook measures an incredibly thin 0.11-inches at its thinnest point and 0.68-inches at its thickest, and weighs just 1.04 kg for the 11-inch model and 1.30 kg for the 13-inch.

MacBook Air’s flash storage also provides faster data access and is more reliable than notebook hard drives due to its solid state design.

The MacBook Air notebook features a full-sized keyboard for typing comfort and productivity, as well as the highly acclaimed glass Multi-Touch trackpad found on Apple’s MacBook Pro, allowing users scroll through web sites, flip through photos, and resize or rotate images all from the trackpad.

The MacBook Air also features built-in FaceTime camera, mic and stereo speakers, perfect for video calls with iPhone 4, iPod touch and other Macs.

The all new Apple MacBook Air notebook is powered by power-efficient Intel Core 2 Duo processors and NVIDIA GeForce 320M discrete graphics delivers an ideal balance of mobility, battery life and performance.

The MacBook Air notebook is equipped with an 11.6-inch or 13.3-inch high-resolution LED-backlit display and Mini DisplayPort to connect your 27-inch Apple LED Cinema Display, projector or HD TV.

Other hardware features includes ultra-fast 802.11N Wi-Fi networking allowing users ultra-fast music and movies download from iTunes, besides allowing faster back up data to Time Capsule and store or share files with MobileMe and iDisk.

In addition, the Apple MacBook Air also includes Bluetooth 2.1+EDR for wireless peripherals and two USB ports making it easy to sync and charge an iPad, iPhone or iPod while using another device, while the 13-inch model also includes an SD memory card slot.

Apple uses advanced chemistry and Adaptive Charging technology to create a MacBook Air battery that delivers up to 7 hours of wireless productivity on a single charge and up to 1,000 recharges.The built-in battery design results in less waste, and depleted MacBook Air batteries can be replaced.

The MacBook Air comes with Mac OS X Snow Leopard with iLife, Apple’s innovative suite of applications for creating and sharing great photos, movies and music.

Price & Availability

The 1.4 GHz 11-inch Apple MacBook Air notebook with 2GB of memory and 64GB of flash storage starts at a suggested retail price of $999 or about Rs. 44,450 with a 128GB model for $1,199  or about Rs. 53,150.

The 1.86 GHz 13-inch MacBook Air notebook with 2GB of memory and 128GB of flash storage starts at a suggested retail price of $1,299  or about Rs. 57,585 with a 256GB model for $1,599 or about Rs. 70,883.