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Apple introduces MacBook Air

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Mumbai: Apple has unveiled MacBook Air, the world's thinnest notebook.

MacBook Air measures 0.16 inches at its thinnest point, while its maximum height

of 0.76 inches is less than the thinnest point on competing notebooks. MacBook

Air has a 13.3-inch LED-backlit widescreen display, a full-size and backlit

keyboard, a built-in iSight video camera for video conferencing, and a spacious

trackpad with multi-touch gesture support so users can pinch, rotate and swipe.

MacBook Air is powered by a 1.6 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 4MB L2

cache, and includes as standard features 2GB of memory, an 80GB 1.8-inch hard

drive, and the latest 802.11n Wi-Fi technology and Bluetooth 2.1.

MacBook Air has a 13.3-inch LED-backlit glossy widescreen display that is

energy efficient, and its trackpad offers multi-touch gesture support for pinch,

rotate and swipe, making it more intuitive than ever to browse and rotate photos

or zoom into web pages in Safari. MacBook Air features a full-size keyboard

design in an aluminium enclosure. MacBook Air delivers up to five hours of

battery life for wireless productivity and includes AirPort Extreme 802.11n

Wi-Fi networking.

MacBook Air users can buy the companion MacBook Air SuperDrive, a compact

external drive designed for MacBook Air, for Rs 5,500. The MacBook Air

SuperDrive is powered by MacBook Air's USB port, eliminating the need to carry

a separate power adapter.

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The new MacBook Air will be shipping in two weeks through Apple Authorized

Resellers and Apple Authorized Dealers for a suggested retail price of Rs

96,100.

Apple has also launched Time Capsule, a backup appliance that automatically

and wirelessly backs up everything on one or more Macs running Leopard, the

latest release of Apple's Mac OS X operating system including the Time Machine

automatic backup software. Time Capsule combines an 802.11n base station with a

server grade hard disk in one small package. Simply plug it in, then easily set

up automatic wireless backup for every Mac in your house to a single Time

Capsule with just a few clicks. Time Capsule offers the benefits of a

full-featured 802.11n Wi-Fi base station, and comes in two models: a 500

gigabyte model for just INR 16,700 and a 1 terabyte model for just Rs 27,200.

Time Capsule lets users wirelessly back up all of the data on their Macs,

find lost files and even restore all of their software. In the event a file is

lost, users can wirelessly search back through time to find deleted files,

applications, photos and other digital media and then instantly restore the

file. If it's ever necessary, Leopard can also easily restore an entire system

from the Time Machine backup on Time Capsule.

Time Capsule will be available soon through Apple Authorized Resellers for a

suggested retail price of Rs 16,700 for a 500GB hard drive and Rs 27,200 for a

1TB hard drive.

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