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Apple delivers new unibody MacBook Air

No manila envelopes... just a slither of skinny laptop

We called it, and Apple delivered. Its new MacBook Air is 0.68in thick at its widest point and tapers down to a knife edge at 0.11in.

The wedge-shaped blade weighs in under three pounds, despite unibody construction and an LED backlit 13.3in (1440×900) or 11.6in (1366×768) screen.

It’s nicked a couple of tricks off the iPad, like an SSD integrated into the board to save space, and powers its 1.4GHz or 1.86GHz Core 2 Duo processor and Nvidia GEForce 320M graphics for up to seven hours using Wi-Fi. Ports are USB-shaped twice and an SD card slot.

There’s also instant on, a multi-touch trackpad (handy for that shiny new Mac OS X Lion) and FaceTime camera (ditto FaceTime for Mac). There is, of course, no option for an integrated optical drive and prices start at £850, available immediately.

We’ll have some hands-on stuff up very soon.


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