Breaking: New Flash-Based MacBook Air Announced

Breaking: New Flash-Based MacBook Air Announced

Gregory Han
Oct 20, 2010

Steve's "One More Thing" from today's Apple Live Event was the announcement of the new MacBook Air. A complete unibody construction, .11" at its thinnest and .68" at its thickest end, with two models: 13.3" and a 11.6" versions; 2.9lbs and 2.3lbs; high resolution LED backlit display. Both have 30 days standby time thanks to Flash storage only. $999 for the 11.6" with 64GB of flash memory, $1299 for the 13.3", 128GB flash capacity model. Available today. Chime in below about what you think about this new design.

Unplggd's Sonia Zjawinski snapped us a couple photos from the press event, with an upcoming full review in the works.

11 Inch MacBook Air Model
Size and weight

  • Height: 0.11-0.68 inch (0.3-1.7 cm)
  • Width: 11.8 inches (29.95 cm)
  • Depth: 7.56 inches (19.2 cm)
  • Weight: 2.3 pounds (1.06 kg)

Processor and memory

  • 1.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 3MB on-chip shared L2 cache; or optional 1.6GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 3MB shared L2 cache
  • 800MHz frontside bus
  • 2GB of 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM onboard (4GB maximum)

13 Inch MacBook Air Model
Size and weight

  • 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: 2.9 pounds (1.32 kg)

Processor and memory

  • 1.86GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 6MB on-chip shared L2 cache; or optional 2.13GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 6MB shared L2 cache
  • 1066MHz frontside bus
  • 2GB of 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM onboard (4GB maximum)

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