New 11.6" MacBook Air starts at $999 with 1.4GHz Core 2 Duo

Apple logoAt today's special event in Cupertino, CA, Apple CEO Steve Jobs saved the expected hardware announcement for last ("one more thing"). We expected new MacBook Airs, and that's what we got: new versions that are thinner and lighter than their predecessors, and come in 13.3" and 11.6" sizes. With lightweight processors, they're not powerhouses, but they do offer flash-only storage, instant start-up, and up to a month of standby time on a single battery charge.

Both models will have Intel Core 2 Duo processors starting at 1.4 GHz, NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics cards and come standard with 2 GB of RAM (expandable to 4GB). The 11.6" model boasts a screen resolution of 1366x768 while the 13.3" model goes to 1440x900. Both come with flash storage: the 11.6" MacBook Air with 64GB base and the 13.3" model with 128GB.

The 13.3-inch model has been slimmed down to 2.9 pounds, while the 11-inch model weighs in at 2.3 pounds. They both measure 0.68" at their thickest points (the case is tapered from back to front, similar to the older MacBook Air).

Apple MacBook Air

The battery life claims are impressive, and Jobs said that Apple intends to start being more stringent and straightforward about its battery life estimates. The larger MacBook Air offers 7 hours of battery life while browsing the Internet on WiFi, while the smaller will get 5 hours; both will be able to remain on standby for up to 30 days on a single charge.

The port door on MacBook Airs of yore is gone. A second USB port joins the MagSafe power port, headphone, and microphone jacks on the left-hand side of the machine. The other side now sports a SD card slot next to a USB port and Mini DisplayPort connector.

The new MacBook Airs are available today, starting at $999 for the 11.6" model with a 64GB hard drive, up to $1,599 for the 13.3" model with a 1.86GHz processor and a 256 GB hard drive. Those looking for a bit more speed can opt for a 1.6HGz CPU in the smaller model or a 2.13GHz in the larger.

Source: ars technica

Tags: Apple, MacBook Air

Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
Your comment:

Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party

Last news

Galaxy Note10 really is built around a 6.7-inch display
You may still be able to download your content
Facebook, Messenger and Instagram are all going away
Minimize apps to a floating, always-on-top bubble
Japan Display has been providing LCDs for the iPhone XR, the only LCD model in Apple’s 2018 line-up
The 2001 operating system has reached its lowest share level
The entire TSMC 5nm design infrastructure is available now from TSMC
The smartphone uses a Snapdragon 660 processor running Android 9 Pie
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review
The evolution of the successful smartphone, now with a waterproof body and USB Type-C
February 7, 2017 / 2
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /

News Archive



Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments (16)