The new MacBook Airs (11″/13″ displays) have been released in the US and Australia… with their latest vendor-lock in technology, the Thunderbolt. (Proprietary USB.)
The new Airs only support 4GB of ram (bad decision IMO) but sport dual-core i5 and i7 processors whilst having a long battery life (5-7 hours). One thing I would count on is that Apple have designed it so they don’t get hot. They also have back-lit keyboards for those who code nocturnally… and that is most of us!
Only other gripe is a $30 plug so I can connect to 10/100 ethernet… sorry but this should be built in.
With this release, Apple are discontinuing their line-up of MacBook Pros… I mean do you really need a DVD drive? I haven’t had one for 3 years and just don’t miss it.