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MacBook Air

Thursday, March 20th, 2008 by | Filed Under: Uncategorized
 
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Q:
Can you tell me a little about the MacBook Air? I’ve been seeing the commercials on TV for it, but I’d like to know a little more about it before I consider getting one. Thanks for all your help!

A:
Oh, I’m so excited that you asked this question! I, too, have seen the commercials on TV for the new MacBook Air laptop and it’s pretty much the coolest thing I’ve ever seen. You’ve probably seen the same one. It’s where they have the laptop in a manila envelope to show how skinny it really is. Then they sit it down, open up the lid and with a quick side view, we’re able to see how it really is “the world’s thinnest notebook.” I mean, just look at it!

It’s hard to believe something that small is a computer! But that’s what the people over at Apple planned for. They wanted to make a laptop that was like no other and in my honest opinion, I think they have succeeded! The MacBook Air is utlrathin, ultraportable and with all of its new features, it helps take mobile computing to a whole new level. Come along with me as we check out some of those features and some additional information!

The first thing you may be interested in is the design of the MacBook Air. While it’s just about as thin as your index finger, it still comes with a 13.3 inch widescreen LCD monitor that displays a 1280×800 resolution for vibrant images that are rich in color and full in brightness. It also has a full-size keyboard with backlit key illumination and a large mouse touchpad that was designed to give more comfort to your fingers. It also only weighs in at three pounds, which makes it very easy to take it with you wherever you go.

Along with all that, the MacBook Air comes with an 80 GB hard drive and 2 GB of RAM. That gives you more than enough room to work with all of your favorite applications. The MacBook Air’s performance is top speed too, as it comes with either a 1.6 or 1.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor. Those chips were designed specifically for the MacBook Air to compensate for its tiny dimensions. It also features a slimmer battery that works twice as hard. With it, you can access the Web wirelessly for five full hours. How amazing is that?!

The MacBook Air also has a very thin port hatch that flips down to reveal all the ports you need and then closes to hide them again. Those ports include a USB 2.0 port, a headphone jack and a micro-DVI port that works with multiple file formats. Another new feature that I just found to be too cool is the built in iSight camera. When you use the camera with Apple’s iChat software, you can take video chatting to a whole new place. Plus, the iSight camera is so small and integrated, you have no idea it’s even there!

As you may have already figured out, the MacBook Air is designed mainly for the wireless world. It comes equipped with 802.11 WiFi, which is the fastest available and there’s even a Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR built right in. Now, one thing you won’t find with the MacBook Air is an optical drive. Yep, everything has gone wireless! For instance, instead of watching DVDs on your laptop, you can now rent them right from Apple’s iTunes Store. And that’s just one example of what you can do with a full wireless connection. It also comes with wireless backups and easy file migration. Computing has never been easier!

As you can see, the MacBook Air comes fully loaded with new features and I’ve only gone over a few of them here today. If you want to learn more about the MacBook Air, I recommend you visit this Web site. It explains everything and it will answer any questions you may have. The MacBook Air starts out at $1,799 and of course, you can purchase it from any Apple retail store or by calling 1-800-MY-APPLE. If you’re a Mac lover and you’re thinking about buying a new computer soon, you may want to consider the MacBook Air. It’s at least worth a look see!

~ Erin

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