MacBook Air Now Shipping
Apple TV Update Coming Soon
CUPERTINO, California - January 30th, 2008
Apple today announced that MacBook Air, the world’s thinnest notebook, is now shipping. MacBook Air measures an unprecedented 0.16-inches at its thinnest point, while its maximum height of 0.76-inches is less than the thinnest point on competing notebooks. Apple also announced that the new Apple TV software update is not quite finished. Apple now plans to make the free software download available to existing Apple TV customers in another week or two.
MacBook Air has a stunning 13.3-inch LED-backlit widescreen display, a full-size and backlit keyboard, a built-in iSight video camera for video conferencing, and a spacious trackpad with multi-touch gesture support so users can pinch, rotate and swipe. MacBook Air is powered by a 1.6GHz or 1.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 4MB L2 cache, and includes as standard features 2GB of memory, an 80GB 1.8-inch hard drive, and the latest 802.11n Wi-Fi technology and Bluetooth 2.1.
Pricing & Availability:
The new MacBook Air is now shipping and will be available through the Apple Store, Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorised Resellers for a suggested retail price of £1,199 (inc VAT), and includes:
- 13.3-inch LED-backlit glossy widescreen display with 1280x800 resolution;
- 1.6GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 4MB L2 cache;
- 800MHz frontside bus;
- 2GB of 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM;
- 80GB hard disk drive with Sudden Motion Sensor;
- Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100;
- Micro-DVI port (includes Micro-DVI to VGA and Micro-DVI to DVI Adaptors);
- built-in iSight video camera;
- built-in AirPort Extreme 802.11n wireless networking and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR;
- one USB 2.0 port;
- one headphone port;
- multi-touch TrackPad with support for advanced multi-touch gestures including tap, scroll, pinch, rotate and swipe; and
- 45 Watt MagSafe Power Adaptor.
Build-to-order options and accessories for MacBook Air include the ability to upgrade to a 1.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor; 64GB solid state drive, MacBook Air SuperDrive, Apple USB Ethernet Adaptor, Apple USB Modem, Apple MagSafe Airline Adaptor, Apple Remote and the AppleCare Protection Plan. Additional build-to-order options also include pre-installed copies of iWork ’08, Logic Express 8, Final Cut Express 4 and Aperture 1.5.
The new Apple TV software will be available as a free automatic download to all Apple TV customers within two weeks. Apple TV, which includes the Apple Remote, is available from the Apple Store, Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorised Resellers for a suggested retail price of £199 (inc VAT) for the 40GB model and £269 (inc VAT) for the 160GB model. Apple TV requires an 802.11g/n wireless network or 10/100 Base-T Ethernet networking, a broadband Internet connection and a high definition widescreen TV. iPod games will not play on Apple TV. iTunes Movie Rentals are available in the US only.
* Movie rentals work on iPod classic, iPod nano with video and iPod touch.
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