The new MacBook Air has arrived – and it has a smaller sibling. Apple's update to its ultra portable notebook range includes the addition of an 11-inch model alongside the 13-inch, with both flavors coming in at a slender 0.11-0.68 inches (0.3-1.7 cm) in height and weighing 2.3 and 2.9 pounds respectively. The top spec 13-inch has a 2.13GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 256GB of flash storage, 7 hour battery life, 1440 by 900 resolution screen and, in a welcome nod to practicality, both models now feature two USB ports.
A full-size keyboard, stereo speakers and NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics processors are featured on both models along with, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 and a Multi-Touch trackpad.
Along with two USB ports (sans the fiddly cover featured on the first MacBook Air) there's a Mini DisplayPort with support for up to 2560 by 1600 pixels on an external display. The 13-inch also gets an SD card slot.
The 11-inch MacBook Air costs US$999 for the 64GB and $1,119 for the 128GB. The 13-inch costs $1,299 for the 128GB and $1,599 for the 256GB.
Apple has a comparison of the two models here.
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