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MacBook Air refresh features SSD storage, smaller sibling


Apple announced two new flavors of the MacBook Air today, starting at $999 for a 64GB Air that has no hard drive or optical drive. The $999 MacBook Air has an 11.6-inch screen while a 13.3-inch Air, starting at $1299, will start at 128GB flash storage.

Both MacBook Airs have unibody construction with the SSD chips placed directly on the logic board. The 11-inch MacBook Air will have up to 5 hours of battery life, the 13-inch will have 7 hours. Both will last up to 30 days in standby mode.

The 13-inch MacBook Air has a 1.86 GHz Core 2 Duo processor (upgradeable to 2.13 GHz), 2GB of 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM (upgradeable to 4GB) and a NVIDIA GeForce 320m graphics card with 1440x900 screen resolution and up to 256GB flash storage.

The 11-inch MacBook Air has a 1.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor (can upgrade to 1.6 GHz processor), 2GB of 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM (upgradeable to 4GB) and NVIDIA GeForce 320m graphics card with 1366x768 screen resolution and up to 128GB flash storage

The new MacBook Air is available today.

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