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Apple Introduces MacBook Air

Posted on April 15, 2008
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Thin is in. Even in gadgets. Introducing the MacBook Air – the slimmest, lightest yet from Apple. The Macbook Air is designed for portability. The thinness of the MacBook Air is a result of sliming everything down. From the hard drive right to the battery. The MacBook Air comes with a 2GB of built-in RAM and 80GB hard drive for storage and for using your favorite programs. Plus a 37-watt-hour battery that gives gives you five hours of wireless productivity.

Yet, screen quality is not compromised. With its 13-inch LED screen and 1280 x 800 resolution. You get full screen performance and vibrant colors. Its full-sized keyboard also got an overhaul, with back lit key illumination which makes it easier to use in dim-light environments such as meetings. And with a wider trackpad, navigating through a document, going through an album and even adjusting a document is made easier through the multi-touch technology that is made popular by the iPhone and iPod touch.

Another interesting feature that helped achieve the slim look of the MacBook Air is the flip-down door that "hides and reveals" all your needed ports – USB 2.0 port, headphone jack and a micro-DVI port. It also comes with a built-in camera for video chatting which you can access anywhere where a wireless network is available. And with fastest ever 802.11n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.1 plus built-in EDR, MacBook Air is about as ‘free’ as you can get.

Here’s the coolest part of all – MacBook Air has shed all that unnecessary weight including the optical drive – yes the optical drive, that little rectangle on the side where you put in you CDs, DVDs. You can chuck-out all that unnecessary stuff. Since the MacBook Air is designed for portability and a wireless lifestyle, everything you’ll ever need can be accessed online. Songs and movies can be rented on the iTunes Store. Back-up files can be stored using Apple’s Time Capsule.

Now you’re asking how you can install software on your MacBook Air?

Here’s how you do it: First, find a nearby Mac or PC with an optical drive. Next, on that computer, install the Remote Disc Setup software (found on the supplied Mac OS X Install DVD). It is now permanently enabled for Remote Disc. Third, insert the DVD with the program you want to install on your MacBook Air. Fourth, go to the Finder on your MacBook air, under Devices. Click on the Remote Disk icon. Select the computer that you enabled and then double-click to open the software DVD. The software or program can now be installed as if you have a built-in optical drive.

 
 

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[...] Two and a half years after it was introduced, the 13-inch MacBook Air from Apple gets updated with a unibody construction and comes with an ultrathin 11.6-inch netbook version, both with “instant-on” feature. Consider it as a combination of the laptop and iPad. [...]
MacBook Air Gets an Update « OKENOW.COM on November 24, 2010 at 3:29 pm
[...] Two and a half years after it was introduced, the 13-inch MacBook Air from Apple gets updated with a unibody [...]

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