The highlight of the event, as always came when Jobs used his famous “One more thing…”
In usual fasion, the Apple CEO teases us with a little backstory, by talking about what it would be like to combine an iPad and a MacBook.
Then he announces the new MacBook Air. The laptop looks much like the previous models but has some flatter edges and loses that “trap door” It’s also a bit more wedge-shaped than before. Here’s a quick rundown of the hardware after the jump:
It’s slightly thinner than the older model: .68 inches at its thickest point and .11 inches at the thinnest, 2 USB 2.0 ports, Mini DisplayPort, headphone jack, stereo speakers, built-in mic and FaceTime Camera (note they no longer call it iSight) (these specs apply to all models)
$999 – 64GB Flash Storage (all models from here on out are flash storage)
$1,199 – 128GB Storage
11.6-inch glossy LED screen and a resolution of 1366×768.
11-inch MBA weights 2.3 pounds.
1.4GHz Intel Core Duo with 3MB on-chip shared L2 Cache
Optional 1.6GHz Intel Core 2 Duo with 3MB Shared L2 Cashe
800MHz frontside bus
2GB 1066MHz DDR3 Memory upgradable to 4GB
Up to 5 hours battery life (Jobs claims that this is connected to wireless internet and with realistic laptop use)
Up to 30 days standby time
$1,299 – 128GB
$1,599 – 256GB
13.3-inch glossy LED Screen, 1440×900 resolution, which Jobs noted is higher than the 15-inch MacBook Pro.
1.86GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 6MB on-chip shared L2 cache
Optional 2.13GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 6MB shared L2 cache
1066MHz frontside bus
2GB of 1066MHz DDR3 memory
4GB maximum configurable option
13-inch MBA weighs 2.9 pounds.
13-inch model adds an SD card slot.
Up to 7 hours of battery life
30 days of standby
Additional info about both models:
NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics processor with 256MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory
Dual display and video mirroring: Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display and up to 2560 by 1600 pixels on an external display, both at millions of colors
Info from Apple.com