Apple Introduces MacBook Air

Some of you are already aware of that Apple just introduced to the world, its new Notebook, MacBook Air. But, for those of you who don’t have a clue of what’s going on, but is still interesting in the latest info in the world of Notebook computers, this post is for you. I will try to give you a quick look at what this new device is and what it can really do is so many words. Later I will try to break down, in even more simply language, what some of these technical jargon really means so that if you do decide to buy MacBook Air, you will not do it blindly. Here we go:

Dubbed as the world’s thinnest notebook, MacBook Air made it’s much anticipated debut today. Let’s take a quick look at some of its most important features:

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Summary of Features
Weight
3 pounds (1.36 kg)

Dimensions
Height: 0.16 – 0.76 inches ((0.4-1.94 cm)
Width: 12.8 inches (32.5 cm)
Depth: 8.94 inches (22.7 cm)
Material – Sturdy anodized Aluminum

Display
– 13.3″ Wide Screen
– Resolution: 1280 x 800
– Turns to Full Brightness when opened
– Uses LED back-lighting, consumes relatively little energy in the process.

Keyboard
– Full size
– Automatically illuminates in low light settings.

Multi-Touch Trackpad
Uses a PINCH, SWIPE, & ROTATING motion to interact with the screen content.

PINCH “in” and “out” with the thumb and index finger to:
– Zoom the screen in and out respectively.
– To Switch between small and large text view, as well as large and small picture view.

SWIPE with three fingers across the Trackpad from:
– Left to right to page forward
– Right to left to page backward

ROTATE two finger tips on top of the Trackpad to:
– Rotate photos

MagSAFE POWER CONNECTOR
Found on Left side of MacBook Air for powering up the Notebook.

DROP-DOWN PORTS
Found (hidden by flap) on right side of MacBook Air and houses
– Headphone Jack
– USB 2.0 port
– Micro DVI port (supports DVI, VGA, Composite, and S-Video) for projector connection and external displays.

CPU
– 1.6GHz or 1.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor.

Capacity
– 2 GB RAM
– 80 GB Hard drive
– Optional 64 GB Solid State Hard drive

Built-In iSight Camera
-Combines with iChat software for video chatting

Battery
– integrated 37-watt-hour lithium-polymer batter battery allows up to 5 hours wireless activity

Wireless
– 802.11n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR built in
– (No Optical Drive – replaced with optional super Mac drive – powered by USB port on MacBooK Air)
– Wirelessly rent movies from iTunes Store instead of watching DVDs
– Back up files using new Time Castle instead of back-up disc.
– Wirelessly access the optical drive of another Mac or PC to install applications

Wireless Migration Assistant
– Lets you transfer all files, applications, and preferences from your old MaC to MacBook Air over wireless network.
– Set-up assistant will walk you through process when you first start-up MacBook Air – just follow on-screen instructions.

Remote Disc
– Allows you to install software from CD or DVD disc onto MacBook Air.
– You can wirelessly access the optical drive of another Mac or PC to wirelessly install application onto MacBook Air.
– To set-up Remote Disc run a simple installer on Mac or PC that has the optical drive you want to share.
– Log on to MacBook Air, look for the Remote Disc Feature, and the files that are available for download, double-click on appropriate file and download wirelessly.

Mac OS X Leopard Operating System
Loaded with the following features:
– Safari – Fast web browser
– Mail – incorporates convenient organizational tools
– Address Book and iCal – streamline calender program for easy planning
– Time Machine – File back-up system
– iChat – Video Chat with up to three people
– BootCamp – Allows you to run windows applications.
– iPhoto – organize, share, and edit your digital photos
– iMovie – view, share, and enjoy videos
– iWeb – Create custom websites

What’s In The Box?
– MacBook Air
– Micro-DVI to DVI adapter
– Micro-DVI to VGA adapter
– Cleaning/polishing cloth
– MagSafe power adapter
– Install/restore DVDs
– Printed documentation

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