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6-inch notebook with an 11.6-inch widescreen display (LCD) at 1366 x 768 resolutions. There is 2 GB storage and a 64 GB harddisk. Featuring an Intel Core i5 1.6GHz CPU and an Intel HD Graphics 3000 camcorder adaptor, but no dedicated camcorder, it's not well adapted for high-performance videogames.
MacBook Air 11-inch MC968LL/A features a multi-touch touch pad and 2 built-in connectors. MacBook Air 11-inch MC968LL/A is 11.8 inch by 0.8 inch high by 7.5 inch low and weights 2.5 pounds.
MacBook Air 13-inch Apple Test 2011 Summer: MacBook Air 13-inch Apple 2011 Summer 2011
Like most Apple devices, MacBook Air has an updated annually schedule that takes it from its initial booth to its new place as Apple's flagship line of popular laptops. Apple's new Air range keeps last year's price up, the 13-inch range begins at $1,299, but with a drastic improvement in computing power: the new second-generation Core 5-based 11-inch and 13-inch Air Core is a leap from two Intel versions and goes directly from the older Core 2 Duo processors to the first Core 5/i7 chip to the 2011 second-generation Core i family.
The new MacBook Air looks and feel exactly the same, except for one important difference, in physical terms. It' s more of a new product than anything else at the present time, available with few options, but Apple's forthcoming Thunderbolt display, designed for use with laptop computers, seems fascinating. Probably the most visible non-component-related modification to the MacBook Air line is the pre-installed OSX Lion application.
So if your main objective is to get this new OS upgrade, it's available for $29 for every Intel-based MacBook - so there's no need to buy your latest generation Air yet. Featuring 4GB of random access memory and 128GB of SSD memory, the 13-inch Air is a better choice for hassle-free legacy computation than the 11-inch model, which comes standard with 2GB of random access memory and only one 64GB SSD (of which only about 48GB is available).
Using the latest Intel processors, the MacBook is definitely a liveable daily notebook and not a speciality - its power was very near the 13-inch MacBook Pro 2011 in most of our benchmarks, and its rechargeable lifetime is also outstanding. MacBook Air's 11-inch and 13-inch models both have the same thicknesses, from 0.11 inches to 0.68 inches, but distributed across the wider base of the 13-inch frame, the 13-inch exterior has always looked particularly thin.
Compromise is that the 13-inch Air will feel a little harder than its thin build might suggest, especially when comparing it to the 11-inch or iPad versions. Whilst the keypad and trackspad are the same (backlighting aside) as the 11 - and 13-inch versions before, the use of the new OS X Lion gesture can take some getting used to.
We' ll keep our default passion for the Apple unparalleled tracking device and superb keypad in both heights. Others have also switched to bigger clickpad-style touchpads, but we haven't found a touchpad that comes anywhere near this for doing multiple-thouches. The 13-inch MacBook Air doesn't have a 16:9 aspect ratio, unlike the 11-inch MacBook Air.
Also missing in the area of the monitor is the border to border lens above a dark steady rest found in other MacBooks; instead, the monitor is encircled by a thick silvery steady rest. As a result, we thought it was less appealing than MacBook Pro in 2010, and it still is. In the plus side, the natively resolved 1.440x900 pixel displays are better than the 13 -inch 1.366x768 pixel displays.
With a lower 1,280 x 800 pixel definition and no higher resolutions screens to upgrade, the latest 13-inch MacBook Pro means this Air has the highest 13-inch monitor you can get from Apple (not to be surpassed is Sony's Air-like Vaio Z, which transforms a 1,920 x 1,080-pixel monitor into a 13-inch notebook, albeit with a lot of effort).
Apple's screens are always clear and clear, with superb off-axis view, but if you think they're too shiny, only the 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pro offer anti-glare protection choices. The speaker is strangely silent, as with earlier MacBooks, and not good for listening to a lot of sound - but good for stand-alone streamed TVs.