Macbook Air Revealed

Macbook Air Revealed




“There is something in the air” is the first phrase that came out from Steve Jobs introduction for the Apple newest product. Macbook Air is one of Steve’s Job toy describes as the “world’s thinnest notebook”. It was the first Macbook produced using a single sheet of aluminum with Apple’s unibody technique. Because of its 12.8 in (330 mm) wide × 8.94 in (227 mm) thorough × 0.16 in (4.1 mm)-0.76 in (19 mm) high dimensions, you can simply put it in a manila envelope. It weighs from around 3 pounds or 1.4 kg. This features a glossy LED backlit characterize, a backlit keyboard, and a large trackpad that responds for multi-touch gestures such as pinching, swiping, and rotating. Macbook Air runs with Mac OS X Snow Leopard. A flip-down hatch on the right side exposes a USB port, a Mini DisplayPort and a stereo earphone jack while on the left side discloses a MagSafe adapter for strength, an iSight webcam and microphone above the screen.

Specifications:

Processor: 1.86 GHz (SL9400) or 2.13 GHz (SL9600) Intel chief 2 Duo with 6 MB on-chip L2 cache

characterize: 13.3-inch glossy LED Backlight TFT LCD widescreen characterize (1,280 × 800 pixel resolution)

Graphics: Integrated nVidia GeForce 9400M graphics processor with 256MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory

Memory: 2 GB of 1,066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM soldered to the logic boar

Secondary Storage: 120 GB 1.8-inch Serial ATA (4,200 rpm) HDD or 128 GB SSD

Battery: 40 W-Hr lithium-ion polymer battery

Connections: 1× Mini DisplayPort video port with HDCP (adapters are optional for VGA, DVI and Dual-Link DVI monitors, the latter supporting up to 2,560 × 1,600 pixels)

Pros

The complete-sized keyboard, weight of 3 pounds, thinness, and Multi-Touch trackpad are the indulging features of Macbook Air. A single speaker located under the keyboard is included for mono sound. The aluminium unibody surrounding will surely spoiled by most notebook lovers.

Cons

The flip-down hatch on the side of MacBook Air is a tight fit for some headphone plugs and USB devices, requiring users to buy an extension cable. DVD movies or CDs cannot be watched or listened to. However, the external USB SuperDrive or the bundled far away Disc software allows disk browsing or software installation (doesn’t allow Microsoft Windows).




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