Apple Announces MacBook Air

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  1. Slip macrumors 6502a

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    It's official
    Allow the hatred of the name to follow ;)
     
  2. ILL Robinson macrumors newbie

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    Macbook Air is official!

    Straight from the site....

    "MacBook Air is 0.16" to 0.76". The thickest part of the MacBook Air is thinner than the thinnest part of the Sony. It fits inside a envelope."

    - 0.76" thick
    - Magnetic latch, 13.3" widescreen display
    - backlit LED
    - iSight is built-in
    - MacBook-like keyboard, ambient light sensor
    - Multi-touch trackpad
    - 1.6 GHz Standard, 1.8 GHz Option -- Intel Core 2 Duo
    - 1.8" 80 GB hard disk standard, 64 GB SSD as an option
    - 802.11n + Bluetooth 2.1/EDR
    - 5 hours of Battery Life
    - 2 GB Memory standard
    - $1799
    - pre-orders today (Jan. 15, 2008); available in two weeks


    Damn, it sounds pretty sweet.
     
  3. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    congrats you were first your thread gets to stay lol
     
  4. Locker macrumors 6502

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    MacBook Air - Thinnest Notebook in the World

    It's here, it's here! Thought it may have been a let down for a second there. What do we think? The thickest part of the MacBook Air is thinner than the thinnest part of the Sony - now that's nice! 0.16" at it's thinnest :D - The lid fits inside an envelope, muti-touch trackpad as predicted... what more can you say!?
     
  5. OrangeCuse44 macrumors 65816

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  6. notjustjay macrumors 603

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    Wow.

    0.16" thin at parts.

    I'm watching the Live feed... c'mon, pictures!!
     
  7. thechidz macrumors 68000

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    multitouch trackpad!!!


    %$%^#^% buyers remorse!!! lol:eek::eek::eek:
     
  8. wasimyaqoob macrumors 6502a

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    It's AMAZING

    But looking at first pictures from macrumourslive.com

    It doesn't look that nice as an Apple product should do, however I'll wait for some better pictures to come.

    I'm probably wrong!
     
  9. jnc macrumors 68020

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    I saw the TZ on screen and was scared because I thought it was the Apple design. :D

    And good lord, the multi touch trackpad came true. Well %$U^% me.


    it's priddy though. Is this our 13" MBP? No optical, LED backlit screen (OMG IS IT MATTE???), illuminated keyboard, iSight, 80GB/64GB SSD option, that 1.6-1.8 GHz c2d though... hmm.

    What kind of displays can micro-DVI drive?

    Let's see what the MBP refreshes (if any) reveal -

    Edit: *slow clap* Of course, no other portable annonuncements to take the focus off this thing

    After a while I stopped trying to convince myself that this fitted my needs. It doesn't - I needs me an MBP.
     
  10. Pointer macrumors regular

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    I want one. Haven't even seen specs, already got a great laptop, don't need one. But I WANT one.
     
  11. CWallace macrumors 601

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    Initial Specs

    Competitive baseline was the Sony TZ series.

    .16" to .76" thickness. You could mail it in a large envelope.

    13.3" widescreen display with LED backlight. Magnetic latch. iSight included.

    Macbook-style keyboard with ambient light sensor (if this is what I have seen on Panasonic Toughbooks - it is slick).

    Multi-touch trackpad.

    80Gb 1.8" HDD or 64GB SSD.

    1.6GHz or 1.8GHz Core 2 Duo.
     
  12. j26 macrumors 65832

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  13. wasimyaqoob macrumors 6502a

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    Wow its like a size of a legal pad.

    Should be called a legalbook
     
  16. OrangeCuse44 macrumors 65816

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    You can barely see the damn thing.
     
  17. Slip thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Its near invisible from the side.
    Man my MacBooks now obsolete ;)
    But god it's thin
    And SSD BTO not to forget
     
  18. msharp macrumors regular

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    it seems that the rumors were right....

    the world's thinnest, the thickest part of mba is thinner than the thinnest part of sony series...

    wow....

    that's SOMETHING.!
     
  19. Billy Bob macrumors regular

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    macbook style keyboard? well that right there rules in out in my eyes
     
  20. supercooled macrumors 6502a

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    It looks like a bastardized Dell/Apple design. I bezel is so unlike Apple.
     
  21. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    Man. I'm going to get one of these... and I'm going to use a manila envelope as a carrying case :D
     
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