Apple Announces MacBook Air, The World’s Thinnest Notebook

MacBook Air

At today’s Macworld 2008 keynote, Steve Jobs announced the new MacBook Air, calling it the world’s thinnest notebook. It’s so slim that it can fit inside an envelope.

– 13.3″ widescreen LED display

– 1.6 GHz Standard, 1.8 GHz Option (Intel Core 2 Duo, 60% smaller than standard processor)

– 80 GB hard disk standard (1.8″ similar to iPod HD), 64 GB solid state disk (SSD) as an option

– 2 GB memory standard

– 5 hours of battery life

– no optical drive, $99 external Superdrive option

– multi-touch trackpad

– built-in iSight

– full-size keyboard

– 45 Watt MagSafe, 1 USB 2.0 port, Micro-DVI, Audio Out

– 802.11n + Bluetooth 2.1/EDR

– recyclable aluminum case & mercury and lead free display

– pricing starts at $1799, available in two weeks, you can pre-order now

Scott Beale
Scott Beale

Scott Beale founded Laughing Squid in 1995 in San Francisco and is currently based in New York City. When not running the blog, Scott can be found posting on Threads and sharing photos on Instagram.