At the Macworld in San Francisco, Apple CEO Steve Jobs today unveiled the Macbook Air, a notebook PC so thin it can fit in a manila envelope. It sports a 13.3-inch widescreen display that instantly turns on to full brightness the moment you open it up. It uses LED backlighting for instant-on lower-cost power. Keyboardâ€™s back-lit too, and itâ€™s full-size.
The Macbook weighs only 3 lbs. At its thinnest point it measures 0.16â€ and 0.7â€ at its maximum height.
The trackpad also features something new thatâ€™s learned from the iPod Touch. Finger gestures like pinch, swipe and rotate do some nifty things on the computer display.
And itâ€™s kind to the environment: recyclable aluminum case, mercury- and arsenic-free display and the circuit boards are bromide and PVC free. The Macbook Air is powered by an Intel Core 2 Duo processor that’s 60% smaller than usual and uses a 1.8-inch 80GB HDD, with options for a 64GB SSD and an external USB Macbook Air SuperDrive. Ships with Leopard, starts at $1799.