Thursday, October 21, 2010
New MacBook Air Makes Its Debut
The 'Back to Mac' event brought some interesting news to light. Mainly the refresh of the Macbook Air, which was only two years old to begin with. Apple introduced two new models at the event, and somehow made them both thinner than the original. But the biggest news about the new MacBook Air is its storage. Gone are the HDD's or the SSD's and replaced with Flash Memory, which gives it the ability to boot up almost instantaneously. Both can support either 2GB or 4GB of RAM but you can not upgrade from that. The 13 inch model has a normal sized keyboard that is standard for Macs, while the 11 incher has a smaller keyboard that might take some getting use to.
These are clearly an upgrade from the original, and certainly fits a niche market for people who need a little more power than a iPad. If they had build 3G into the thing, I might have considered grabbing one.
The 11 incher starts at $999 and the 13 incher at $1299.