New MacBook Airs Launched with Sandy Bridge processors, Thunderbolt and backlit keyboard
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Sandy Bridge MacBook Air

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Apple today revamped its MacBook Air line of notebooks by adding Sandy Bridge processors, Thunderbolt port and the much awaited backlit keyboard as standard feature for the entire range of MacBook Air. The MacBook Airs also come pre-installed with Mac OS X Lion

Apple has retained the shape and two sizes that were introduced with previous generation of MacBook Airs. Both the 11.6” and 13.3” model now come with Intel dual-core i5 processors as default with a configuration option of i7 for both models. Out of the two 11.6” models, only the one with 128GB hard drive is configurable to i7. In terms of specs, the high end 11.6” inch and the low end 13.3” are almost identical in specs with the screen size and additional SD slot in 13.3” model being the only two differences.

Of the two 11.6” models the lower end(entry level) which costs £849 ($999) consists of 1.6 GHz dual core Intel i5 processor, 2GB DDR3 memory, 64 GB flash storage, Intel HD Graphics 3000 processor with 256MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory. The high end 11.6” model which costs £999 ($1,199) comes with 1.6 GHz dual core Intel i5 processor, 4GB DDR3 memory, 128 GB flash storage, Intel HD Graphics 3000 processor with 384MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory. Both the models are said to have a battery life of 5 hours.

Of the two 13.3” models the lower end which costs £1,099 ($1,299) consists of 1.7 GHz dual core Intel i5 processor, 4GB DDR3 memory, 128 GB flash storage, Intel HD Graphics 3000 processor with 384MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory. The high end 13.3” model which costs £1,349 ($1,599) comes with 1.7 GHz dual core Intel i5 processor, 4GB DDR3 memory, 256 GB flash storage, Intel HD Graphics 3000 processor with 384MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory. Both the models are said to have a battery life of 7 hours.

 

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