Apple’s New MacBook Air with Intel Sandy Bridge Processor, Backlit Keyboard and Thunderbolt Port released; Specs and Price
After a longtime of rumors and speculations, the updated version of Apple MacBook Air ultra-portable laptop unveiled and now available for order. As expected early the laptops are coming with Intel’s second generation Sandy Bridge Processors and high-speed data transferring Thunderbolt port that was already introduced on MacBook Pro and iMac. There are two models of the MacBook Air that include 11.6 inch and 13.3 inch with two standard configuration each and both are running on latest OS X Lion.
when it comes to the design, the MacBook Air is identical to its predecessors with slick unibody except the backlit keyboard, 11.6 inch laptop comes with two configuration option that includes MacBook Air featuring 1.6GHz Core i5 processor, 2 GB of RAM and a 64 GB SSD drive with a $999 price and the other one features 1.6GHz Core i5 processor, 4 GB of RAM and a 128 GB SSD drive with $1,199 price tag. The display runs at 1366 x 768. Options include a 1.8GHz Core i7 processor, 4GB of RAM and larger SSDs.
The 13.3 inch MacBook Air is also available in two configurations and that include MacBook Air with 1.7GHz Core i5 processor, 4 GB of RAM and a 128 GB SSD drive for $1,299 and the other one is offered with same processor, 4 GB of RAM and a 256 GB SSD drive for a price of $1,599. There is also an option for a 1.8GHz Core i7 CPU and the display offers 1440 x 900 resolution.
As previous versions the connectivity includes WiFi a/b/g/n and Bluetooth as standard, along with a pair of USB 2.0 ports and a headphone port apart from the high-speed thunderbolt port. The MacBook Air also features a built-in microphone and a webcam. Battery of the 11.6 inch is expected to offer up to 5 hours while the 13.6 inch last up to 7 hours. You can order it right now at the Apple Store.