“The World’s Thinnest Notebook” – MacBook Air – Fits inside envelope


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MacBook Air

MacBook air goes from 0.76 inches down to 0.16 inches at the thin end. It’s 3lbs. It fits inside an envelope.
Magnetic latch, 13.3″ widescreen display
Multi-touch trackpad
Display is LED backlit. iSight is built-in. MacBook-like keyboard, but with an ambient light sensor
Otellini from Intel: The processor is as thick as a nickle and as wide as a dime.
1.6 GHz Standard Intel Core 2 Duo
80 GB hard disk standard, or 64 GB solid state if you are loaded
1.8″ Hard Drive
802.11n + Bluetooth
2GB memory standard
Price: $1799.
Music from the new ad for the MacBook Air is done by Yael Naim.

Yael Naim – New Soul

23 Responses to ““The World’s Thinnest Notebook” – MacBook Air – Fits inside envelope”

  1. Paul McClean says:

    I thought it was going to be a small form-factor laptop, attractively priced to compete with the likes of the Asus EEE and they glut of UMPC’s. Turns out it’s a hugely overpriced vanity computer that doesn’t even come with a SSD as standard.

  2. Robert says:

    €2,878.00 if you include the 64GB SSD! 😐

  3. mj says:

    I never really thought Apple would try to compete with a £200 computer. They’ve never shown any desire to compete with it before, why now?

  4. […] Via Damien;- Apple have created the worlds thinnest notebook computer – the Macbook Air. And there was much rejoicing… […]

  5. It’s that enormous Steve Jobs that terrifies me.

  6. mj says:

    That’s his giant robot suit. So he can fight Cloverfield.

  7. roosta says:

    Just when I had finally decided to buy a MacBook Pro…..damn you Jobs.

  8. John O'Shea says:

    Clearly the market cared less for this (and the rest of the keynote), AAPL down 5% – http://finance.yahoo.com/q/bc?s=AAPL&t=1d

  9. mj says:

    John – that happens EVERY year after MacWorld. The price always dips. You can see this if you look at the long term charts.

    The smart money says “BUY”

  10. John O'Shea says:

    The smart money says the US stock market is going down (in a big way) so I don’t think I’ll be buying any equities thanks!

  11. danger says:

    No touch screen? What year is this, 2007?

  12. Tim says:

    “Fits inside envelope” expensive letter but……..

  13. Paul McClean says:

    @roosta: The Macbook Pro is a much better computer than this yoke.

  14. For ‘thinnest ever’, read ‘least resistent to lateral shearing and cracked motherboards ever’ or ‘easiest to bend ever’.

    The first non-portable laptop. Certainly it’s some kind of breakthrough, but then shit-flavoured ice cream would be, too.

  15. mj says:

    Boo hoo. John didn’t get a £200 MacBook so he didn’t have to suffer with Linux on the eee PC…

  16. […] correspondants on Damien’s blog don’t think it’s up to much (and this is before touching the device). One commenter […]

  17. UnaRocks says:


  18. Jonathan says:

    No Ethernet port. Thats a dealbreaker for my Gigabyte switch.

  19. […] response to Apple’s big circle jerk yesterday, as covered by Damien and Cimota, I present some of my thoughts on the Macbook […]

  20. I’m really, really, really tempted to buy this.

  21. Tom Young says:

    Me too, I was just about to purchase a ‘black’ mac. My Powerbook died recently. I’ll let you all know.

  22. Grace says:

    I once spend a lot of money buying the new sony notebook, which at that time was an revolutionary 5 lbs. But it goes obsolete so quickly just like any other computers. I rather wait for the price drop for this one.