The new MacBook Air models have been released! Finally, after months of anticipation, it has finally arrived. Online orders are now taking place while it will be in stores tomorrow. There is a complete press release of course.
The 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Air are available for order on the Apple Store® (www.apple.com) today and in Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers starting July 21.
The new models almost follow my plans. The low end model is still 11-inches, still with 2GB of memory, but with an updated Sandy Bridge i5, 1.6GHz processor and expanded 64GB SSD.
The higher end models have increasing SSD sizes and an across the board 4GB of memory. The higher end 13-inch MacBook Air models contain a 1.7GHz i5, but an 1.8GHz i7 is also available as an extra. I’m targeting the low-high end – the 128GB SSD 13-inch model, at $1299.
Really, this is what I’ve been waiting for. A light but not weak laptop; built to stand strong and retain value over a long period of time.