New MacBook Air released! Possibly the most powerful laptop yet…

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.

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