The 1st MacBook Air ad


The first official MacBook Air ad. Song, “New Soul”, by Yael Naim.

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Apple MacBook Air Is World’s Thinnest Notebook, Looks Absolutely Amazing

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It’s real. The fabled MacBook Air actually exists. It’s ultra-thin, can have a normal hard drive or a solid state one and, except for a couple ports, it’s all about wireless connectivity. It’s a stunning .16 inches thick at the bottom and .76 inches on the top. The black keyboard (reminds me of some of those black-over-aluminum Braun designs) is LED backlit, sightly recessed MacBook-style, with rounded edges all around. The latch is magnetic and has a gorgeous 13.3-inch screen with ambient-light sensor and, get this, multitouch trackpad. Check the full specs, 20-image gallery and continuous updates after the jump:

MacBook Air

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The MacBook Air is all “green”: bromide and PVR free, packaging is 56% smaller and mercury and arsenic-free glass. Looks like Al Gore will be getting one to fly in his private jet.

Amazingly enough, it’s only $1,799.

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Technical specs

• .16 to .75-inch thickness on top
• 12.8 x 8.94 inches
• 3 pounds
• 5 hours of battery life with everything running

• Intel Core 2 Duo Processor at 1.6 or 1.8GHz, motherboard the length of a pencil.
• 800MHz frontside bus.
• 2GB RAM 667MHz DDR2 standard.

• 13.3-inch screen, LED backlit.
• 1,280 x 800 pixels
• Micro-DVI adapter (for DVI, VGA, composite and S-Video output)
• Intel GMA X3100 Graphics processor with 144MB RAM shared

• 1.8-inch 80GB HD or 64GB Solid State Drive (no moving pieces, but for a stunning $1,300 price increase!)
• Multitouch trackpad with gestures. Pans, zooms, rotates, etc.
• 802.11n and Bluetooth 2.1.
• Optional external HD for $99, USB-bus powered.
• Full backlit keyboard.
• One USB 2.0, one audio port, one Micro-DVI

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Way too much Apple coverage at Macworld — it’s all here

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It was a big first day at Macworld — maybe not iPhone big, but certainly big enough. We know most anyone who’s not into Apple (and even a few who are) is ready for their regularly scheduled programming to return, and the good news is, for you, the Apple glut is over. But if you’re not quite ready to let go (or missed the real-time wall to wall coverage), check it all out below.
Keynote

MacBook Air

iPhone / iPod Touch

More (groan!) after the break.
iTunes movie rentals

Apple TV

Time Capsule

Other

MacBook Air in the air?

The kids over at 9to5Mac are making the case macbookair that Apple’s rumored ultra-portable will be dubbed the MacBook Air. Besides all the anecdotal evidence supporting their case, one of their readers discovered a machine identifying itself as a “MacBookAir” in a January 9, 2008 Adium usage log — 3 days before the “There’s something in the air” MacWorld banner was revealed. If true, it’s thought that the name could refer to the ultra-portable’s weight, WWAN capability, or even Wireless USB support. As odd as the name might sound, just remember how strange we all thought “Wii” was back in the day. Ok, Air is still bad.
Read — 9to5mac
Read — week 2, 2008 Adium log in Google’s cache