MacBook Air: Innovation in Portable Computers01.15.08   |   Posted in: Art & Design, Tech   |   By: Toshi Jones
Tags: MacBook Air, MacWorld, Steve Jobs
During his much anticipated keynote speech at todays Mac World kick off, Steve Jobs announced a new line of very thin very portable MacBooks. The MacBook Air has a 1.8″ hard drive, 13.3″ widescreen backlit LED, approximately 5 hours battery life, and multi-touch trackpad. The track pad feature allows the user to double-tap and move, rotate photos by pivoting your index finger around your thumb, as well as pinch & zoom.
It is reported Intel shrunk the size of the Core 2 Duo chip by 60% to fit in the new machine. The fully aluminum case and 56% less retail packaging than a MacBook are yet another step taken by Mac in the “green” direction. The MacBook Air is also the first fully mercury and lead free display. It’s circuit boards are also BFR free.
The new MacBook Air starts at $1799 is available for pre-order today, and is expected to be shipping in two weeks.