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MacBook Air – The world’s thinnest notebook

As part of the MacBook family of notebooks, Apple describes the MacBook Air as the “world’s thinnest notebook”. First introduced on January 15, 2008, the MacBook Air has created a niche in the world of ultra-portable notebooks, built to cater to those who are always on the go and need a laptop portable enough to constantly bring around.

Measuring in at 0.76 inches thick at its thickest and tapering off to 0.16 inches at its edge, the MacBook Air redefines the genre of small laptops. The MacBook Air doesn’t like to throw around its weight either, tipping the scales at just 3 pounds. Despite the slim body and low poundage, the MacBook Air still feels sturdy and solid, constructed out of the same aluminum unibody chassis construction found on the MacBook and MacBook Pro.

It still features the same full sized keyboard found in the other MacBooks. Its trackpad is large and comfortably roomy for your fingers. It works with the new multi-touch gestures that allow you to use your fingers to flip forward and back in your web browser, zoom in and out of photos, and other nifty finger commands. Just like the iPhone, the MacBook Air absolute delight to control.

Equipped with an an iSight camera and mic, the MacBook Air is up for any multimedia jobs, video conferencing and voice chat. The 13.3-inch screen is LED-backlit and works with an ambient light sensor that adjusts the screen brightness in response to the light in the room.

Faster than ever before

The MacBook Air runs on Intel Duo core processor of 1.86 or 2.13 GHz speeds, perfect for those who like to juggle multiple programs. For storage, it has a 120GB 4200-rpm Serial ATA hard drive with the option to upgrade to a larger and faster 128 GB SDD drive. The MacBook Air also has a standard of 2GB of DDR3 RAM and an NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics card for all your gaming and media playback needs. Although a lightweight on the outside, the MacBook Air is surely a heavyweight on the inside with specs that are comparable to the larger MacBook.

The MacBook Air comes with Apple’s 10.6 Leopard OS X and iLife software to get you up and running in a matter of minutes. Another notable feature that comes with the MacBook Air is the remote disc software which allows you to transfer files from your old Mac to your new MacBook air wirelessly. A built in 802.11n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR makes sure you are always connected.

Built to fit your fast-paced and fully-mobile lifestyle, the MacBook Air is definitely a worthy companion. With its ultra-portable built, there’s no reason why you can’t bring to your work station, your nearby coffee shop or even in an airplane cabin. In a mobile world, you simply can’t live without air, the MacBook Air.