First Look at the MacBook Air

MacBookAir – It is quite light and thin
– Multi-touch seems to work well
– Multi-touch acts differently in different apps. Testing in iPhoto, Finder, Safari. In Safari, three-finger swipe caused you to go Back and Forward in browser.
– Mac OS X 10.5.1
Two DIMM slots While MacOS reports it as 2 slots, Apple’s site indicates that the RAM is soldered to the motherboard.
– 1 USB, 1 micro-DVI, an headphone. In drop-down panel… but does not appear to „collapse“
– Bright Display, Glossy
– Built-in battery is not user accessible
– A USB Ethernet dongle is available for $29
– The Solid State Drive option carries a $999 premium

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Specifications

Standard
Option

Price (USD)
$1799
Variable

Processor
Intel Core 2 Duo at 1.6 GHz
Intel Core 2 Duo at 1.8 GHz

800 MHz frontside bus

Memory
2 GB of 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM

Storage
80 GB 4200-rpm Parallel ATA 1.8″ hard disk drive
64 GB solid-state drive ($999 addon)

Graphics
Intel GMA X3100 graphics processor with 144 MB of DDR2 SDRAM shared with main memory

Media
Ability to „borrow“ a Mac or PC’s optical drive
USB SuperDrive accessory available for $99 US

Display
13.3″ widescreen display at 1280 by 800

Ports
One USB 2.0, Micro-DVI, audio out

Wireless
802.11n and Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR

Weight and Dimensions
3.0 lb (1.36 kg), 0.16 to 0.76 inches thick

Other
Built in iSight

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