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New MacBook Air 13 inch Laptop(Intel Core 2 Duo 1.86GHz, 2GB RAM, 256GB Flash Storage, NVIDIA GeForce 320M Graphics) - launched October 2010

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  • Flash storage for ultimate portability and fast loading
  • Spacious, smooth glass trackpad to tap, pinch, drag and rotate with ease
  • Up to seven hours of battery life, and 30 days' standby
  • NVIDIA graphics and Intel Core Duo processor for stunning performance
  • Thin, high-resolution display with built-in FaceTime camera

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Technical Details
BrandApple
Item Weight2.5 Kg
Product Dimensions42.4 x 26.4 x 6 cm
Item model numberMC504B/A
SeriesMacBook Air C2D-1.86GHz 2GB 256GB
ColorSilver
Screen Size13 inches
Screen Resolution1440 x 900 pixels
Processor BrandIntel
Processor TypeCore 2 Duo
Processor Speed1.86 GHz
Processor SocketBGA956
Processor Count2
RAM Size2 GB
Memory TechnologyDDR3-SDRAM
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Maximum Memory Supported4 GB
Hard Drive Size256 GB
Hard Disk TechnologySSD
Audio Details1
Graphics Chipset BrandNVIDIA
Graphics Card DescriptionNVIDIA GeForce GT 320M
Connectivity TypeYes
Number of USB 2.0 Ports2
Optical Drive TypeNo
Power Source100 - 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Operating SystemApple Mac OS X
Battery Type100 - 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Average Battery Life (in hours)7 hours
Lithium Battery Energy Content50 watt_hours
Lithium Battery Packagingbatteries_contained_in_equipment
Lithium Battery Weight300 Grams
  
Additional Information
ASINB00486U214
Best Sellers Rank 93,983 in Computers (See top 100)
Shipping Weight2.5 Kg
Date First Available21 Oct. 2010
  
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Everything we've learned has come to this

We learned a lot from iPad. The new MacBook Air is proof. It’s designed around all-flash storage for better responsiveness and reliability. It features a trackpad with full Multi-Touch support. And though it’s incredibly thin and light, its large battery gives you portable power that lasts for hours.

Advanced technology from iPad. Taken to the air

A truly mobile device needs to be light, thin and strong enough to take with you wherever you go. It also needs to perform quickly, spring to life instantly and have enough battery power to keep up with you. It should have no spinning hard drive, no optical drive and no unnecessary parts. All of that is true of iPad. And now, it’s true of Apple’s most mobile notebook ever: MacBook Air.

Out-of-the-box flash storage

MacBook Air continues its legacy of firsts with something entirely new for any Mac: flash storage. As standard. In fact, the new MacBook Air is designed completely around flash storage. But in a totally different way. Typically, flash storage is housed in a package that’s the same size as a conventional hard drive. Yet the flash chips themselves occupy a very small portion of that housing. Getting rid of the hard drive enclosure and using only the parts that matter — the actual flash chips — frees up about 90 per cent more space. And just like that, there’s room for other important things, like a bigger battery. Now you have a notebook that weighs practically nothing and runs for hours on a single charge. That’s mobility mastered.

The best way to Multi-Touch on a notebook

No one knows Multi-Touch technology better than Apple. Introduced with the very first iPhone and taken even further with iPad, Multi-Touch is now part of practically every Apple device. It’s simply the best and most personal way to interact with your software. And the optimal way to experience Multi-Touch on a notebook is through a trackpad. That’s precisely the case with MacBook Air. Now you can perform more gestures than you have fingers on a roomier, all-glass surface that’s smooth to the touch.

An incredible battery. Case closed (or open)

If you looked inside MacBook Air, you’d see something remarkable: how much space we devoted to the battery. Apple engineers were able to fit all the computer components on one of our smallest logic boards ever. Removing the flash storage enclosure and placing the flash chips on the logic board freed up even more room. And voila: space for a bigger battery. So you can get up to 5 hours of battery life on the 11-inch MacBook Air and up to 7 hours on the 13-inch model. And when you put MacBook Air to sleep for more than an hour, it enters what’s called standby mode. So you can come back to MacBook Air a day, a week — even up to an entire month later — and it wakes in an instant.1 Time is on your side, courtesy of MacBook Air.

FaceTime Camera

When MacBook Air first debuted, it was groundbreaking in many ways. Chief among them was the precision unibody enclosure. Now that same engineering process comes to the MacBook Air display. Just like the main enclosure, the display housing is crafted from a single piece of aluminium, with all the structural elements machined directly into it. Total unibody construction means a less complex design with fewer parts. That makes MacBook Air exceptionally thin and light, yet still durable enough to handle the rigours of everyday use.

Manufacturer's Description

Everything we've learned has come to this

We learned a lot from iPad. The new MacBook Air is proof. It’s designed around all-flash storage for better responsiveness and reliability. It features a trackpad with full Multi-Touch support. And though it’s incredibly thin and light, its large battery gives you portable power that lasts for hours.

Advanced technology from iPad. Taken to the air

A truly mobile device needs to be light, thin and strong enough to take with you wherever you go. It also needs to perform quickly, spring to life instantly and have enough battery power to keep up with you. It should have no spinning hard drive, no optical drive and no unnecessary parts. All of that is true of iPad. And now, it’s true of Apple’s most mobile notebook ever: MacBook Air.

Out-of-the-box flash storage

MacBook Air continues its legacy of firsts with something entirely new for any Mac: flash storage. As standard. In fact, the new MacBook Air is designed completely around flash storage. But in a totally different way. Typically, flash storage is housed in a package that’s the same size as a conventional hard drive. Yet the flash chips themselves occupy a very small portion of that housing. Getting rid of the hard drive enclosure and using only the parts that matter — the actual flash chips — frees up about 90 per cent more space. And just like that, there’s room for other important things, like a bigger battery. Now you have a notebook that weighs practically nothing and runs for hours on a single charge. That’s mobility mastered.

The best way to Multi-Touch on a notebook

No one knows Multi-Touch technology better than Apple. Introduced with the very first iPhone and taken even further with iPad, Multi-Touch is now part of practically every Apple device. It’s simply the best and most personal way to interact with your software. And the optimal way to experience Multi-Touch on a notebook is through a trackpad. That’s precisely the case with MacBook Air. Now you can perform more gestures than you have fingers on a roomier, all-glass surface that’s smooth to the touch.

An incredible battery. Case closed (or open)

If you looked inside MacBook Air, you’d see something remarkable: how much space we devoted to the battery. Apple engineers were able to fit all the computer components on one of our smallest logic boards ever. Removing the flash storage enclosure and placing the flash chips on the logic board freed up even more room. And voila: space for a bigger battery. So you can get up to 5 hours of battery life on the 11-inch MacBook Air and up to 7 hours on the 13-inch model. And when you put MacBook Air to sleep for more than an hour, it enters what’s called standby mode. So you can come back to MacBook Air a day, a week — even up to an entire month later — and it wakes in an instant.1 Time is on your side, courtesy of MacBook Air.

FaceTime Camera

When MacBook Air first debuted, it was groundbreaking in many ways. Chief among them was the precision unibody enclosure. Now that same engineering process comes to the MacBook Air display. Just like the main enclosure, the display housing is crafted from a single piece of aluminium, with all the structural elements machined directly into it. Total unibody construction means a less complex design with fewer parts. That makes MacBook Air exceptionally thin and light, yet still durable enough to handle the rigours of everyday use.

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The second version of the MacBook Air (MBA) builds considerably on the success of the first. It has more processing power, more memory and more ports. The form factor makes this the very best laptop in its class bar none. Build quality is peerless. The aluminium design of the unibody enclosure makes the machine light yet robust. And, the best reason to own a Mac, OSX 10.6 makes this machine simple, easy and enjoyable to use.

As other reviewers note, if you run video or graphics-intensive programs, you may find that the MacBook Air less speedy than the MacBook Pro. Nevertheless, the GPU 320 is excellent and gives it unprecedented performance in a machine of this size. Watching videos, playing Call of Duty and editing video can easily be achieved with the Air. For MS Office and general productivity suites, such as iLife 11, FileMaker, and so on, this has more than enough horsepower to get the job done.

The standard solid sate SSD flash hard drive makes this computer very fast, especially when it boots up, (as you may have noticed if you watched the video review above). Since flash memory has no moving parts (that's why it's called solid state) it makes the machine less prone to failure than one with a spinning platter hard drive. The MBA won't die if it receives the odd knock (my 4-year old son walked on it when I left it on the floor and it suffered no ill effects - he weighs 25 kgs).

The MBA has an excellent screen; in fact, resolution is better than that of the more recently refreshed 13" MacBook Pro.

Battery life easily matches Apple's claim of 7 hours, which makes it the perfect movie-viewing companion on long flights.

So what's not to like?

First of all, the Core 2 Duo processor is now long in the tooth.
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If you are looking for a lightweight, stylish, secure and very fast laptop then this is the one for you. I'm not going to say that Apple is better than Microsoft because Windows 7 has narrowed the gap again. Both current OS are very good. To give you an idea of what I'm doing with this laptop, I mainly use Aperture, DxO Optics, Firefox, NeoOffice and Stellarium. You really can put this on your lap without cutting off the blood supply to your feet. The only downside so far is the very high cost, it should retail much closer to £1000.

March 30th 2013 update - I have been using this laptop for quite a while now. It is usually on for 12 hours a day and seems 'bullet proof'. I still think Apple charge too much for these, just because they can, but I have grown fonder of it with daily use and say "if you can afford it, get one". Think about connecting Apple's 27"screen to it as a great looking home desktop. It is a very desirable product, making it attractive to thieves, so go for the full 'belt and braces' on the security front - FileVault, a good back-up system (in addition to Time Machine, which falls a long way short of perfect), a strong password and use the Cloud via Dropbox as an absolute minimum!
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The best I could have imagined.
Great battery life.
I never liked a track pad, but this is easy to use and very friendly.
Light and easy to handle anywhere.
The best looking PC on the block.
The speed is second to none , and I live in an a very slow broadband location.
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