by George Heymann
The new Macbook Air is an example of Industrial design that is both practical and beautiful. I’ve been a fan of the design aesthetic since the “Air” line launched in 2008. As much as I liked the design, Apples Mac book Air line has always been underpowered and overpriced, more of a status symbol than a practical computer, until now.
The new Macbook Airs feature the latest Intel Sandy-Bridge processors that are both fast and energy efficient. All but the base model Air include 4 GB of Ram, at least 128 GB SSD (solid state flash storage), a thunderbolt (high speed I/O) port, a backlit keyboard and the new Max OS X Lion (10.7).
The Macbook Airs come in four basic configurations with upgrade options available for all models. The Macbook Airs start at $999 for the 11” to $1,699 for the top of the line 13” Model.
The latest version of the Mac desktop OS X Lion is installed on the new Airs, touting some 250 new features. Some of the key features include a Mac App Store, Multi-Touch gestures, Full-Screen Applications, Launchpad and Mission Control, a custom dashboard.
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