What some deem to be the world’s thinnest notebook (some Apple haters still claim that this is a netbook, although I am inclined to disagree with that assessment even though I am not an Apple fanboy) has just gotten better – and just in case you were wondering how that is possible, why don’t you keep on reading? I’m sure you might even end up looking forward to get hold of the new MacBook Air eventually.
Not only does the updated MacBook Air come with next generation processors, it will also be able to handle high-speed data transmissions thanks to the inclusion of the new Thunderbolt I/O technology, in addition to a backlit keyboard to let you work late into the night without any light in the background, and Mac OS X Lion doing the brunt of the work to keep everything together – software-wise, of course.
Since it runs on “the world’s most advanced operating system”, you can be sure that the MacBook Air is no pushover unlike the first generation model. Apple claims that it is able to deliver up to twice the performance of its predecessor, the new MacBook Air will start from $999 upwards, depending on the kind of specifications and hardware that you decide to cram inside.
Just like the previous generation, the new MacBook Air will come in 11″ and 13″ models, and they will retain their extremely thin profile so that you can slip it into a briefcase, purse or bag in a jiffy. Just make sure you don’t throw it out of the house by accident after hiding it in between a stack of old newspapers! Boasting of a durable aluminum unibody enclosure that measures an incredibly thin 0.11″ at its thinnest point, you won’t find any hard drives inside this puppy so that the thin profile can be maintained.
Instead, the MacBook Air relies on flash memory to help it be able to turn on instantly while delivering fast data access, improved reliability and better energy efficiency. If you are feeling flush and want the “best” model, then be prepared to fork out $1,599 for the 1.7 GHz 13″ MacBook Air that has 4GB RAM and 256GB of flash storage – how does that sound to you?