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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Flippin Sick

11:21 PM |

....the new MacBook Air

Today Apple has debut the world's smallest notebook, the MacBook Air. This laptop is thin as your finger, weighs only 3lbs, but still carries a 13.3 inch wide screen LED display, a full back lit keyboard and a larger multi-touch track pad adapted from the iPhone. That means with the track pad alone you can pinch, swipe, or rotate to zoom in on text, advance through a photo album, or adjust an image. It works in your finder as well as on websites allowing you to zoom in and go forward and back with the touch of your fingers. Tucked away in a flip down hatch are your necessary ports: a USB 2.0 port, a headphone jack, and a micro-DVI port that supports DVI, VGA, composite, and S-video output. It comes with 2g buit in RAM and 80g hard drive with an option to upgrade to a 64GB solid-state drive. (That means it's fast and it holds a lot). And because of their lovely partnership with Intel, it comes with either a 1.6GHz or 1.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor. The slimmer battery also boasts up to 5 hours of wireless internet access.

Notice in the descriptions there isn't a build in optical drive (CD/DVD drive). This is because, as the name suggests, it comes with 802.11n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR built in. This will allow users to network with printers, and other computers. By setting up remote disc, your MacBook Air will have access to all the drives and peripheral equipment attached to that computer. Meaning if you need to install a program off a disc, or watch a DVD you simply insert it into your old computer and as long as remote disc is available on that machine you'll be able to run and view the disc as if it were actually attached to the notebook. They have given people the option to have a separate slimmed down external optical drive that runs solely off the power of the computer. So there's no need to connect it to an outlet. They are also boasting that you can rent movies from iTunes via wireless download. (Way to keep it in the family).

Visit the Apple website and look at the commercial for this to get the full impact on the scale of this machine. Also watch the guided tour. There are even more great things coming out of this company including their awesome G5 tower and some concept items I've stumbled across. Keep you're eyes's coming.


Tony Stark said...

daaaamn!!! the bad thing is I know you'll get it before I do LOL!!!