by Brian Solis

Photo Credit: Duncan Riley of TechCrunch

We can finally lay the rumors to rest. Steve Jobs debuted the new Apple Macbook Air today during his keynote at Macworld 2008.

It’s the world thinnest notebook at only .76-inches with a 13-inch LED display. Be careful, it’s so thin, it could give you paper cuts.

Wah Wah Wah….

Photo Credit: Wired

Photo Credit: Wired

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It starts at $1,799 and will be available in two weeks…however you can place orders now.

The starting model features:

- Intel Core 2 Duo processor
- 2GB memory
- 80GB 4200-rpm PATA hard drive
- Built-in 802.11n Wi-Fi2 and Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR

For a whopping $3,098, you can get an upgraded model that features:

- Intel Core 2 Duo processor
- 2GB memory
- 64GB solid-state hard drive1
- Built-in 802.11n Wi-Fi2 and Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR

Photo Credit: engadget

Its 13.3-inch widescreen LED backlit display delivers 1280-by-800 resolution which produces vibrant images and rich colors. The LED technology also conserves battery life.

The full-size, illuminated keyboard is perfect for staying productive while on the road – especially in dimly lit, tight spaces.

The MacBook Air trackpad adopts many of the innovative multi-touch gestures from the Apple iPhone, so you can pinch, swipe or rotate by simply moving your fingers. That’s pretty cool….

Designed to be a wireless solution, it features 802.11n and Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR wireless technologies built in, but I’m surprised that it didn’t have integrated EVDO or similar technology.

Of course since it’s so thin, it doesn’t feature a built-in optical drive. No big deal…The new Macbook Air features remote disc, a neat new feature that allows you to access the DVD or CD drive of a nearby Mac or Windows PC. It’s perfect for installing software and retrieving files.

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About the Author:

Brian Solis

Brian Solis is principal at Altimeter Group, a research-based advisory firm. Solis is globally recognized as one of the most prominent thought leaders and published authors in new media. A digital analyst, sociologist, and futurist, Solis has studied and influenced the effects of emerging media on business, marketing, publishing, and culture. His current book, Engage, is regarded as the industry reference guide for businesses to build and measure success in the social web.

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