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Apple MacBook Air Is World's Thinnest Notebook, Looks Absolutely Amazing

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Click to viewIt's real. The fabled MacBook Air actually exists. It's ultra-thin, can have a normal hard drive or a solid state one and, except for a couple ports, it's all about wireless connectivity. It's a stunning .16 inches thick at the bottom and .76 inches on the top. The black keyboard (reminds me of some of those black-over-aluminum Braun designs) is LED backlit, sightly recessed MacBook-style, with rounded edges all around. The latch is magnetic and has a gorgeous 13.3-inch screen with ambient-light sensor and, get this, multitouch trackpad. Check the full specs, 20-image gallery and continuous updates after the jump:

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The MacBook Air is all "green": bromide and PVR free, packaging is 56% smaller and mercury and arsenic-free glass. Looks like Al Gore will be getting one to fly in his private jet.

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Amazingly enough, it's only $1,799.

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Technical specs

• .16 to .75-inch thickness on top

• 12.8 x 8.94 inches

• 3 pounds

• 5 hours of battery life with everything running

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• 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

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• 1.8-inch 80GB HD or 64GB Solid State Drive (no moving pieces, but for a stunning $1,300 price increase!)

• 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

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DISCUSSION

My Thinkpad X61 tablet is slightly thinner has the similar specs, more connectivity, costs around the same and is a TABLET!! For me, Apple computer products continue to be marketing-gimmick-focused with little thought given to real world usability. But I'm sure the fanboys collectively creamed their pants when they saw his holiness holding the 'air'.