The rumored MacBook Air has now finally been officially been launched and is what Apple thinks is you would get if an iPad and a MacBook Air hooked up . The new Air lacks an optical drive, hard drive or an SSD and uses built-in all flash storage from 64GB and 28GB on the 11-inch model and 128GB and 256GB on the 13-inch model. The 11-inch and 13-inch models get a 1366 x 768 and 1440 x 900 resolution LED backlit displays respectively.

The CPUs are Intel s Core 2 Duo across the board with the 11-inch model getting clocked at 1.4GHz and the 13-inch model getting a 1.86GHz. 2GB DDR3 memory is standard on all models as is NVIDIA s GeForce 320M graphics processor.

The new MacBook Air is only 0.3cm thick at its thinnest point and 1.7cm at its thickest. It uses an all aluminum unibody construction and multi-touch trackpads. Both models will get two USB 2.0 ports and a mini DisplayPort but only the 13-inch model gets the SD card reader.

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

The 11-inch model is priced 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.

Source: Tech Tree

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