MacRumorsLive: MacBook Air is 0.16" to 0.76". The thickest part of the MacBook Air is thinner than the thinnest part of the Sony. It fits inside a manilla envelope. 13.3" widescreen, LED. Multi-touch trackpad, Move a window by double-tap and move. Rotate a photo by pivoting your index finger around your thumb. Of course, pinch-zoom. 80 gb standard, 64 gb ssd standard. 1.6 ghz std, 1.8 option. Core 2 duo. Intel shrunk processor by 60%. No optical drive, superdrive accessory available. 5 hour battery, 2 gb ram std. $1799, available to order today, shipping in two weeks. Kudos to MacRumorsLive for seamless up-to-date coverage – great job, guys.
Update: Engadget is reporting that the battery is NOT user replaceable – not good at all, especially for those of us who frequently carry multiple batteries, not to mention when those batteries do go bad. Bad move.
Update 2: Our good friend Xavier Lanier from Notebooks.com is doing some hands on and has video. He also offers up this bit of commentary:
I like how thin the computer is, but there are a lot of trade offs to make.
Steve Jobs kept comparing it to the Sony VAIO TZ series, but that computer
is whole different animal and has its own advantages.
- Here is the video tour via the official product page on Apple.com – thing is insanely thin! I am salivating…
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