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Macworld: Apple intros MacBook Air

So I’ve played with the MacBook Air a little, and yes, it’s absolutely gorgeous and incredibly thin!

As such, there’s no doubt that Apple continues to impress :)

However, with a 13.3″ screen and a large screen bezel, the MacBook Air is almost the same footprint as the Macbook – I was hoping for an 11.1″ screen in a casing just wide enough for a full-size keyboard (like the 12″ PowerBook, but widescreen).

At 3 lbs, it’s 33% heavier than the former ultra-thin champion, the Sony VAIO X505

I think the base price of $1799 is reasonable, but the $999 64 GB SSD option is too expensive. Also, physical connectivity is limited to only one (micro) DVI port, one audio ourput jack, and one USB 2.0 port – strangely, there is no FireWire port!

Processor (Core 2 Duo) speed is 1.6 GHz with a $300 1.8 GHz option, making the MacBook Air the fastest ultra-thin portable yet…

Standard features include WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, a webcam, and a multi-touch trackpad with gesture recognition. As expected, there’s no optical drive – I was hoping for some kind of 3G/4G connectivity (like HSDPA or WiMax), though.

Take a look at my pictures and videos:
My Flickr account (pictures)
My Qik account (live videos)

Unfortunately, Twitter is up and down a lot, so don’t be surprised I’m not posting there as much :)

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