Apple took the covers off its new sub-notebook, MacBook Air, at MacWorld 2008. The rumors about the notebook were true and it appears leaking a bit of information here and there is Apple’s style and works by creating a stir.
The notebook looks to be with the historical Apple style, very well thought out both on the outside and on the inside.
- Height: 0.16-0.76 inch
- Width: 12.8 inches
- Depth: 8.94 inches
- Weight: 3.0 pounds
- Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo with 4MB shared L2 Cache
- Memory: 2GB 667MHz DDR2
- Bus Speed: 800Mzh Frontside Bus
- Storage: 80GB 4200-rpm PATA hard drive
- Display: 13.3: glossy widescreen
- Wireless: Built-in AirPort Extreme WiFI IEEE 802.11n draft, a/b/g compatible
- Bluetooth: Yes
- Optical Drive: No
- Battery Life: 5 hrs
- Price: $1799
It seems a bit pricey to me. Could this be another early-adopter iPhone-like price that will drop to $1399 in a few months? Who knows, but that is the real deal breaker for me.
Also you can “upgrade” to the 64 GB Solid State drive for $999, for a total of $2798. You could own a nice MacBook Pro for that price. I did hear the drive from Seagate is $2500 but still, $999 for 16 GB less storage. Is Solid State that much better than the drive included with the base model?
I am sure there is a ton of reviews and opinions on the web about this system. It certainly looks gorgeous, just not sure it will be worth the money at this point. If I traveled all the time I may think differently, I will stick with my MacBook Pro.
You can read about the reaction over on TechCrunch who had a good-time knocking the new toy. My guess is Apple will sell a ton of these just because the real diehard Apple followers will buy anything from Apple. I am not that bad.