10/22/2010

Apple Update Macbook Air

When the Macbook Air was originally revealed it turned many heads. At the time no one had seen such a slim laptop before and few have come close since. Apple have now updated the Macbook Air and added a smaller 11.6″ option to accompany the 13.3″ version.

The 13.3″ version is both thinner and lighter than the older version and features Apple’s unibody construction seen in many other Apple models. The use of flash storage means that the new Macbook Air is ready to go almost the second the lid is opened, which is something Steve Jobs has talked about as a goal of his in the past.

The new 13.3″ model features a 1440×900 resolution screen, a 1.86Ghz or 2.13Ghz CPU, 2GB of RAM as standard, a minimum of 128GB of storage and a GeForce 320M graphics card.

The smaller 11.6″ model features a 1366×768 resolution screen, 1.4Ghz processor, a GeForce 320M graphics card, 2GB RAM as standard and a minimum of 64GB of storage. The battery of the smaller model will only last around 5 hours compared to the 7 hour expectancy of the 13.3″ model.

As we’ve come to expect from Apple both these new models look great, but this kind of beauty does come at a price. the 11.6″ model starts at £849 while you’ll have to fork out a minimum of £1,099 for the 13.3″ model.

While the new Macbook Air is undoubtedly a great piece of hardware many will struggle to justify the cost, especially when options from other manufacturers with similar specifications cost much less. Still if you really want one you could always recycle your old mobile phones for cash to raise some funds.

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