Tuesday, January 15, 2008
As rumored, Apple launched an ultra-thin notebook called the
MacBook Air. The 3 lbs Air has a wedge-like shape that tapers down to 0.16" thick at the front base. Its 13.3-inch screen is LED backlit, and a backlit keyboard. It multi-touch trackpad which, like the iPhone, allows the user to rotate photographs, pinch and widen the windows, etc.
Its technical specifications are 1.6 or 1.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2GB of RAM, and 80GB hard drive. No optical drive and just one USB port. The price is $1799 and shipments start in 2 weeks.
I can exhale now.
Update: The battery can only be replaced by Apple...this is a huge drawback.