The world’s thinnest laptop is now available, and it’s called the MacBook Air. Steve Jobs announced his new baby at Macworld 2008. Here are the specs: it’s only 3 pounds, has a 13″ screen, ranges from .16 – .76 in thickness, comes with 1.6GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, and a 80GB hard drive. It’s wireless runs 802.11N, has a full sized keyboard, and has an external CD/DVD drive.
The cool factor: At 3 pounds, it is rare to have a full-sized keyboard and large mousepad. But, Jobs was all about not minimalizing the typing experience although the overall laptop is ultraportable. On the optical drive end, you can wireless connect to your DVD drive and other PCs and Macs’ optical drives. The iSight camera is still integrated, like other macs, and you can move pics up and down like the iPhone.
At $1,799, these macs should be flying off the shelves. Don’t run to the stores just yet. They’ll be available in 2 weeks.