Meet the New MacBook Air Now!
Mac users can rejoice. The first big announcement at Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) Worldwide Developers Conference is the launch of a new MacBook Air line. There is no retina display on Apple’s thinner notebooks, as rumored, but the Air will get latest Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) Core processors, faster graphics, and flash storage that is up to twice as fast as the previous generation. The new MacBook Air will also feature a new FaceTime high definition camera.
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The notebook will still be available in 11-inch and 13-inch designs, but start at $100 cheaper. The notebooks will get Intel’s i5 and i7 dual-core Ivy Bridge processors, a new integrated Intel HD Graphics that is up to 60 percent faster, flash storage up to four times faster than traditional hard drives, and 4GB memory that can be configured up to 8GB. It also features a high-speed Thunderbolt port and two USB 3.0 ports.
The notebook will start shipping on Monday with OS X Lion, and buyers of the new line will be eligible for a free copy of OS X Mountain Lion when it becomes available.