Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Thinner the Better

If we (after we invent the time machine of course) had told the early pioneers of the computer that someday we’ll be carrying computers in our hand, they would’ve laughed so hard till they cried. Then they would’ve committed us to the loony bin for talking such crap. After all, the only computers they know of are the size of a building, and unless someone invents the shrink ray, hand held computers were never going to happen.

Well back in the present aren’t we all glad that things didn’t stay the same eh? The computer luckily has lost its weight and size down to something that we can carry in our hands. It’s like a super model on three different diets at the same time. The newest “thin model” to join these ranks is the Apple Macbook Air, the world’s thinnest notebook.

This newest product from Apple, which was introduced recently, has a thickness of 0.16 inches at the bottom and 0.76 inches at the top, with a 13.3 inch screen. It can support a normal hard drive, but it doesn’t have a CD or DVD drive. It’s designed so that everything needed is taken through wireless connectivity. Its weight is a mere 3 pounds with dimensions of 12.8 X 8.94 inches. It also seems that Apple has worked with Intel to make a smaller version of the Core2Duo Processor.

The Macbook Air is supposed to go on sale within two weeks and all of this can be your for a tidy little sum of US$ 1,799.00. No point in converting to LKR since after all the taxes add up it might be 4/5 times that price :D

Tech 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
• 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
Source: Gizmodo

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Lady divine said...

wow!! these things are so tempting!!

the_jester said...

Wouldn't go near it!
Too limited capabilities... It's like a desktop PC with lptop components in it... Just that it's a laptop with ... less than laptop components in it... :D

Nadiyya said...

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abeeth said...

"It's like a desktop PC with laptop components in it... Just that it's a laptop with ... less than laptop components in it"

Yeah! but the price!! sheesh...a laptop with less than laptop components in it with the price of a...ummm....second hand car? he he he...AIR it isss after all!lolz.

Outstander said...

Air: the only thing left in your wallet after you buy apples new laptop - Need I say more?