MacBook Air–Review and Pricing !

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MacBook Air – Is it really that airy? Here is quick review, specs and pricing of the new Apple Launch – The New Apple MacBook Air.

The reviews for this new little puppy have been far and wide – and mind you, not all have been impressed. Many of them have called hailed it as excellent, while others have called it Underpowered. While some are impressed with its low pricing, while others think it is overpriced.

The reviews at best are mixed, tilting more towards positive though…

Macbook Air

As it usually happens Steve Jobs was excellent at his key note address – He is always impressive ain’t he ?

MacBook Air Specs

MacBook Air comes in two flavours, 11.6-inch and 13.3-inch LED backlit screens sporting Intel Core 2 Duo processors running at 1.4GHz and 1.86GHz respectively. It is .68 inches thick, at thinnest .11 inches, and weighs 2.9 pounds.

The new laptop has some amazing features like it comes with an LED backlit display with 1366-by-768 resolution. Some of the other features include

  • Core 2 Duo processor
  • NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics processor
  • full-size keyboard
  • SD card slot
  • 2 USB 2.0 ports
  • Mini Display Port
  • Headphone jack
  • Microphone
  • 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • FaceTime camera.

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MacBook Air Battery Life

The 12-inch model has 7 hours of claimed battery life while the 11-inch model gets 5 hours of battery life, with 30 hours of standby time on both.

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MacBook Air Pricing

The 11-inch model will be available at  $999 and $1,199 for the 64GB and 128GB models and the 13-inch model is priced at $1,299 and $1,599 for 128GB and 256GB models respectively.

This is first time ever that an Apple PC is costing less than 1000 dollars, which is great because now it is affordable to many more consumers.

So what is your take? MacBook Air – A hit or a miss ?

  1. Myroslav Opyr says

    You did review of Nokia Booklet 3G a while ago. Put these notebooks side by side and you’ll get proper vision of the product offered by Apple.

    Nokia Booklet 3G can have HDD replaced with Intel X18-M 80Gb SSD for $230. After such upgrade notebooks are much more comparable.

    I’d appreciate if you publish the comparison including release dates for both products.

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