Apple MacBook Air 2011 officially released with Lion OS

Apple MacBook Air 2011 officially launched with new OS X Lion and Thunderbolt

Apple has officially launched the new series of MacBook Air laptops with the slimline computers to adding Intel’s i5 and i7 processors as well as Apple’s new Thunderbolt port and the new Mac OS X Lion.

Following a leak earlier today that appeared to out the 2011 Apple MacBook Air specifications, Apple has formally confirmed the new devices with the refreshed ultra-thin laptops available to buy now starting from £849 with backlit keyboards.

Retaining the minimalist form factor of the 2010 models the newly unveiled 2011 Apple MacBook Airs will see the 11- and 13-inch models host a new bevy of innards in a shell that measures just 0.11-inches at its narrowest point.

With two 11-inch and two 13-inch models unveiled the new MacBook Air line-up kicks off with the £849 priced 11-inch base model that boasts a 1.6GHz Intel i5 dual-core processor, 2GB of RAM and 64GB of flash storage. Intel HD Graphics 3000 feature across the board on all 11- and 13-inch models. Jumping to the £999 price tag and the 11-inch model switches its RAM and flash storage to 4GB and 128GB offerings respectively.

On the 13-inch front the £1,099 base model is to come equipped with a 1.7GHz Intel i5 dual-core processor, 4GB of RAM and 128GB of flash storage whilst the £1,349 priced model touts 256GB of storage. 1.8GHz Intel i7 dual-core processors are available as optional extras on all models.

“MacBook Air features our most advanced technology and is an ideal match for Lion, especially with its new Multi-Touch gestures, full-screen apps, Mission Control and Mac App Store,” Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing announced. He added: “Portable, affordable and powerful, MacBook Air is the ultimate everyday notebook.”

Whilst Apple has yet to make a formal announcement, the new MacBook Airs look to have replaced the entry level MacBook range with the traditional MacBook no longer present in the Apple online store.

Do the newly unveiled MacBook Airs have you itching to update your laptop? Let us know via the T3 Twitter and Facebook feeds.

Apple MacBook Air 2011 video

 



Source:Apple MacBook Air 2011 video | T3 Tech Videos

Comments

Be the first to comment…

Back to top
Close
T3 Newsletter
Sign up to recieve the T3 newsletters by entering your details below

Your Details

As you're registering with us. we'd like to think that you'd enjoy receiving the following emails; if you'd rather not receive them, please untick the boxes:

I would like to receive other emails from T3, Future Publishing Limited and it's group companies containing news, special offers and product information
I agree to the terms of use and privacy policy and confirm that I am over 16 years of age *
Close
Log in or Join

By clicking below you agree to our terms and conditions and our privacy policy

Log in to T3.com with your preferred social network

Log in with your T3.com account

CloseJoinPlease complete these additional details

Join T3.com with your preferred social network

OR

Join T3.com

Please tick this box to confirm you are 16 years old or over

Just so we know you're human

Newsletters

I would like to receive T3 email newsletters, packed full of the latest tech news, competitions and exclusive offers.

I would like to receive other emails from T3, Future Publishing Limited and its group companies containing news, special offers and product information.

I would like to receive offers from carefully selected third Parties. We will not share your data with the third party.

Close Edit your profile

Change your password

Newsletters

I would like to receive T3 email newsletters, packed full of the latest tech news, competitions and exclusive offers.

I would like to receive other emails from T3, Future Publishing Limited and its group companies containing news, special offers and product information.

I would like to receive offers from carefully selected third Parties. We will not share your data with the third party.

Social networks

You have authorised these social networks to interact with your T3.com account.

Please ensure you deactivate or revoke access to this website from within your social networks settings to ensure all permissions are removed.

Close Forgotten your password

Forgotten your password?

Please enter the email address that you used to sign up and we'll send you a new password

Close
Forgotten password
Don't have a T3 Account? Join now