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Apple’s New 11-inch and 13-inch Macbook Airs Run on Mac OS X Lion, Have Backlit Keyboards

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It’s official.  Apple just unveiled in its website new 11-inch and 13-inch Macbook Air laptops.  New features include Mac OS X Lion, backlit keyboard, flash storage, Thunderbolt I/O and Intel Core i5 and i7 processors.

Pricing is a bit attractive.   On the 11-inch rig, the 64GB storage option is priced at $999 while the 128GB option is priced at $1199.  On the 13-inch body, the 128GB option is priced at $1299 while the 256GB option is priced at $1599.

The new Macbook Airs are already available on Apple’s online store.  No word yet on availability in the Philippines.

Macbook Air 11-inch Specifications and Features

  • 11.6-inch (diagonal) high-resolution LED-backlit glossy widescreen display
  • Height: 0.11-0.68 inch (0.3-1.7 cm); Width: 11.8 inches (30 cm); Depth: 7.56 inches (19.2 cm); Weight: 2.38 pounds (1.08 kg)
  • 64GB flash storage/ 128GB flash storage
  • 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 with 3MB shared L3 cache
  • 2GB RAM ($999 model) or 4GB RAM ($1199 model) of 1333MHz DDR3 onboard memory
  • Intel HD Graphics 3000 processor with 256MB or 384MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory
  • FaceTime camera, Dual display and video mirroring
  • Two USB 2.0 ports (up to 480 Mbps)
  • Thunderbolt port
  • 802.11n Wi-Fi wireless networking;5 IEEE 802.11a/b/g compatible
  • Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
  • Stereo speakers, Omnidirectional microphone

Macbook Air 13-inch Specifications and Features

  • 13.3-inch (diagonal) high-resolution LED-backlit glossy widescreen display
  • Height: 0.11-0.68 inch (0.3-1.7 cm); Width: 12.8 inches (32.5 cm); Depth: 8.94 inches (22.7 cm); Weight: 2.96 pounds (1.35 kg)
  • 128GB flash storage / 256GB flash storage
  • 1.7GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 with 3MB shared L3 cache
  • 4GB RAM of 1333MHz DDR3 onboard memory
  • Intel HD Graphics 3000 processor with 384MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory
  • FaceTime camera, Dual display and video mirroring
  • Two USB 2.0 ports (up to 480 Mbps)
  • Thunderbolt port
  • SD card slot
  • 802.11n Wi-Fi wireless networking;5 IEEE 802.11a/b/g compatible
  • Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
  • Stereo speakers, Omnidirectional microphone

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