Green Eyed Monster – MacBook Air

I really, really want one of these! At MacWorld a couple of days ago Steve Jobs introduced the newest Apple notebook – the MacBook Air. The MacBook Air is the world’s thinnest notebook and is small enough to fit inside an interoffice mailing envelope (hopefully a padded one). It will be available in February with base price of $1,799.

The MacBook Air Features:MacBook Air

  • 13.3-inch LED-backlit widescreen display with 1280×800 pixel resolution
  • Full-size and backlit keyboard
  • Built-in iSight video camera for video conferencing
  • 1.6 GHz or 1.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 4MB L2 cache
  • 800 MHz front-side bus
  • 2GB of 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
  • 80GB hard disk drive with Sudden Motion Sensor
  • built-in AirPort Extreme 802.11n wireless networking and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
  • 1 USB 2.0 port
  • multi-touch TrackPad with support for advanced multi-touch gestures including tap, scroll, pinch, rotate and swipe
  • (OPTIONAL) MacBook Air SuperDrive (external drive via USB).
  • Micro-DVI port (includes Micro-DVI to VGA and Micro-DVI to DVI Adapters)
  • 45 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter.
  • 1 headphone port

Macbook Air has a slightly wedge-shaped profile. It weighs about 3 pounds, and sports a thickness of 0.16-0.76 inches. It’s 12.8 inches wide and 8.95 inches deep.

This is one seriously cool machine. It is exactly what I want for carrying around with me to places like Panera Bread, Starbucks, the library and such where I can grab that wireless signal and work away to my hearts content. Or better yet, not get the wireless and actually concentrate on writing and not surfing the web.

For a bit of a review and some cool video, check out AppleInsider’s First Look.

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