This year's Macworld Expo, held 15 January 2008 in San Francisco, witnessed the arrival of the world's thinnest notebook: The MacBook Air. It measures a mere 0.16" at its thinnest point, and its maximum height of 0.76" is less than the thinnest point on any competing notebooks.
So thin in fact, Steve Jobs presented the new creation by removing it from an envelope.
"We've built the world's thinnest notebook - without sacrificing a full-size keyboard or a full-size 13" display," said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. "When you first see MacBook Air, it's hard to believe it's a high-performance notebook with a full-size keyboard and display. But it is."
As well as its impressive slim form, another Apple innovation worth noting is the spacious trackpad. Air's trackpad offers multi-touch gesture support for pinch, rotate and swipe, a tool you may be familiar with from an iPhone or an iPod Touch. Personally, we can't wait to see how this functionality gets incorporated into Logic Studio.
Here's the Spec...
- Leopard and iLife '08
- 13.3-inch LED-backlit glossy widescreen display with 1280x800 resolution
- 1.6 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
- Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100
- Micro-DVI port (includes Micro-DVI to VGA and Micro-DVI to DVI Adapters)
- built-in iSight video camera
- built-in AirPort Extreme 802.11n wireless networking and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
- one USB 2.0 port and one headphone port
The new MacBook Air has an RRP of $1,799 and will be shipping in two weeks. For more information, Apple have kindly provided a video guided tour.