Back to the Mac: One more thing… is, again, the MacBook Air

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After talking about how much Mac OS X 10.7 Lion takes iOS features "Back to the Mac", Steve Jobs had something else to present today. What happens if a MacBook is crossed with an iPad?

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The new MacBook Air what happens. With only 17 millimeters at its thickest point, and 3 millimeters at its thinnest, Ma's new ultra-thin notebook completely unibody, with full size keyboard and glass (pad), without reductions.

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The 13.3-inch screen has a resolution of 1440 Ă— 900 pixels (16:10 ratio), and the Air has a 1.86GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor (optional 2.13GHz), 2GB of RAM (4GB) optional), NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics, FaceTime camera (iSight already?), stereo speakers, two USB ports, one Mini DisplayPort port, SD card slot, headphone output and no optical drive or hard drive . The new MacBook Air uses NAND flash memory, as well as iPhones, iPods and iPads, taking advantage of the expertise of Ma.

<img class = "lazy lazy-hidden alignright size-medium wp-image-115095″ title=”13-inch MacBook Air battery life” data-lazy-type=”image” src=”https://.uol.br/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/20-bateria13-256×170.png” alt=”13-inch MacBook Air battery life” width=”256″ height=”170″ />The battery should be able to support 7 hours of productivity using Wi-Fi, using different, heavier tests, to achieve this value. In stand by, the new MacBook Air has a battery life of up to 30 days. As for the internal arrangement of components, it seems that the image achieved by Engadget it was true: the new Air uses a battery that takes up most of the internal space and has a solid state drive.

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<img class = "lazy lazy-hidden alignright size-medium wp-image-115094″ title=”11-inch MacBook Air battery life” data-lazy-type=”image” src=”https://.uol.br/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/20-bateria11-256×170.png” alt=”11-inch MacBook Air battery life” width=”256″ height=”170″ />There will also be a smaller and lighter 11.6-inch MacBook Air, with almost all the features of the 13-inch Air, minus the card slot and the slightly slower processor (1.4GHz, standard, or 1, 6GHz, optional).

Its screen, with a 16: 9 aspect ratio, has a resolution of 1366 Ă— 768 pixels and its battery has autonomy of up to 5 hours of productivity (according to the same heavy tests used in Air Maior) or 30 days of stand by.

Incredibly, both can be used with Apple LED Cinema Displays via the Mini DisplayPort, which is especially impressive compared to the 11-inch MacBook Air. And we can already prepare, because from what was said at the event, these two Macs with SSDs will only be “the first of the next generation of notebooks that replace hard drives and optical drives with services via the internet and flash storage”.

Prices will be quite aggressive in the United States, to start a new trend among notebooks: the smaller model will cost US $ 1,000, with 64GB, or US $ 1,200, with 128GB; the 13-inch model, in turn, cost $ 1,300 with 128GB, or $ 1,600 with 256GB. Both will be available today.

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Here in Brazil, the new MacBooks Air are now available on the Apple Online Store. Entry models, 11.6 inches, can be purchased for R $ 3,200 (64GB) or R $ 3,800 (128GB). The largest, 13.3 inches, cost R $ 4,600 (128GB) and R $ 5,700 (256GB). They are scheduled to ship in 23 weeks (free shipping) and are, of course, already with the iLife ’11 suite.

(images: Engadget)