Apple® today unveiled an all new MacBook Air® featuring solid state drives, higher resolution LED displays, 30-day standby time, and a thinner design.
Available in 11-inch and 13-inch models and weighing as little as 2.3 pounds, the new MacBook Air is Apple’s lightest and most portable notebook as of yet. The new ultraportable notebook from Cupertino uses the same solid state storage technology found in the iPad™ to deliver instant-on responsiveness, up to seven hours of battery life and up to 30 days of standby time.
The base 11.6″ model with 64 GB of flash storage sells at ₱51,990.00 while the base 13.3″ model with 128 GB of flash storage starts at ₱67,990.00. Both, as well as two other upgraded variants, are available for order today at the Philippine Apple Store website.
Also announced today is iLife ’11 with notable upgrades to iPhoto, iMovie and GarageBand. iLife is a suite of software applications developed by Apple for organizing, editing, and publishing photos, movies, and music.
The suite comes free with every new Mac and retails at ₱3,090.00 if bought separately. Apple is also offering a free upgrade to those who purchased their Macs recently. They will, however, be paying for shipping ($6.99).
Meanwhile, spilling over to the Mac is Facetime, the free but WiFi-only video calling feature first introduced on the iPhone 4 and more recently, on the 4th-generation iPod touch. Available as a free public beta, Mac users can download the facetime app at the Apple website and begin calling their contacts on their iOS-powered mobile devices.
Highlighting the special Apple event dubbed, “Back to the Mac” is the sneak preview of OS X Lion, Cupertino’s next generation Operationg System for its desktop and notebook computers.
Available in mid-2011, OS X Lion is inspired by many of iPad’s software innovations. Among its plethora of features, the most notable are:
- Mac® App Store℠, a new way to discover, install and automatically update desktop apps;
- Launchpad, a new home for all of your Mac apps; system-wide support for full screen apps; and
- Mission Control, which unifies Exposé®, Dashboard, Spaces® and full screen apps
Click here to watch the video of the “Back to the Mac” event.
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