Apple Breathes Life Into New MacBook Air

Apple today updated the MacBook Air with next generation processors, high-speed Thunderbolt I/O technology, a backlit keyboard and Mac OS X Lion which was announced at the WWDC 2011. MacBook Air is available in 11-inch and 13-inch models that can easily slip into a briefcase, purse or bag. The MacBook Air’s durable aluminium unibody enclosure measures 0.11-inch at its thinnest point and 0.68-inches at its thickest. Flash storage allows MacBook Air to turn on instantly and deliver faster data access, improved reliability and energy efficiency. The 11-inch model weighs 2.38 pounds and provides up to 5 hours of battery life, while the 13-inch weighs 2.96 pounds and provides up to 7 hours of battery life.

Incredibly slim design

Incredibly slim design


Speaking about the new MacBook Air, Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing said that being portable, affordable and powerful; the MacBook Air is the ultimate everyday notebook. He went on to say that MacBook Air features Apple’s most advanced technology and is an ideal match for Lion, especially with its new Multi-Touch gestures, full-screen apps, Mission Control and Mac App Store.

The MacBook Air features the latest Intel Core i5 and Core i7 dual-core processors which Apple claims makes it up to twice as fast as the previous generation and has all the power needed for editing photos and movies, making FaceTime calls, playing games, and working with documents and presentations. MacBook Air also features Intel HD Graphics 3000 and offers up to 4GB of fast 1333 MHz memory. Apart from this, the MacBook Air will feature Thunderbolt I/O technology providing expansion possibilities never before available to MacBook Air users. Thunderbolt can be adapted to support legacy connections such as FireWire and Gigabit Ethernet. MacBook Air comes with a full size backlit keyboard and an innovative glass Multi-Touch trackpad that is designed for comfort and ease of typing.

0.11-inches at its thinnest point

0.11-inches at its thinnest point


MacBook Air also features a high resolution LED backlit display that is thin yet has the resolution of a much larger, bulkier screen. The 11-inch model has a native resolution of 1366x768 while the 13-inch model features a native resolution of 1440x900. With Wi-Fi capabilities, users can wirelessly download apps from the Mac App Store, get music and movies from iTunes, back up data to Time Capsule and quickly and easily share files using AirDrop. MacBook Air includes Bluetooth for wireless peripherals and two USB ports for easy connectivity for the wired and wireless devices you use every day. Every new MacBook Air comes with Mac OS X Lion which is the eighth major release of the world’s most advanced operating system, and iLife apps for creating and sharing photos, movies and music.

With all your favorite apps

With all your favorite apps



Prices for the various Macbook Air models are as follows:

11-inch MacBook Air 

1.6 GHz / 2 GB RAM / 64GB SSD - Rs. 56,900 (VAT included)

1.6 GHz / 4 GB RAM / 128GB SSD - Rs. 67,900 (VAT included)


13-inch MacBook Air

1.7 GHz / 4 GB RAM / 128 GB SSD - Rs. 73,900 (VAT included)

1.7 GHz / 4 GB RAM / 256 GB SSD - Rs. 89,900 (VAT included)


Apple is also offering optional upgrades, which include a 1.8 GHz Core i7 processor, more Flash storage space, the MacBook Air SuperDrive and a USB Ethernet adapter. For more information on the MacBook Air, click the link here.

Published Date: Jul 20, 2011 10:15 pm | Updated Date: Jul 20, 2011 10:15 pm