Apple Mac OS X Lion and New MacBook Airs Reviewed
Today is a big day for Apple. Today the company announced the refresh of its 11- and 13-inch MacBook Airs with second-gen Intel Core processors, Thunderbolt technology, and backlit keyboards, all while keeping the size and weight of its star notebooks essentially the same.
The 11-inch MacBook Air will start at $999 and will come with a 1.6-GHz Intel Core i5 processor, 2GB of RAM, and a 64GB of flash storage. We reviewed a $1,499 model with a 256GB hard drive and 4GB of RAM. The 13-inch version starts at $1,299, and has a 1.7-GHz Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 128GB of flash memory. Our review unit, which cost $1,599, has 256GB of flash memory.
The new MacBook Airs run the latest version of Apple’s OS X operating system. OS X 10.7 Lion features new multitouch gestures, a new Mission Control view, an iOS-like Launchpad for apps, and AirDrop, which lets Mac users quickly share documents with each other using a peer-to-peer network. Lion will cost just $29 for those updating from Snow Leopard.
Check out our full reviews of all these Apple goodies right here:
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