By January 15, 2008

Apple annouces ultra-thin laptop – MacBook Air

In his keynote speech at the MacWorld Expo in San Francisco, Steve Jobs has unveiled the world’s thinnest laptop, called the MacBook Air. The computer will be just 0.76 inches (1.93cm) at its thickest point.

MacBook Air

MacBook Air

The Apple head also launched online film rentals for iTunes users in the US from almost every major film studio, including Disney and Fox.

Mr Jobs admitted that Apple’s first attempt to put online video in the living room had failed.

Of the laptop, Mr Jobs said: “It’s an amazing feat of engineering.”

It does not have a CD or DVD drive in order to save space.

“It was built to be a wireless machine,” he added.

The laptop will compete with a range of portable devices, from companies such as Sony, Dell and Asus, which are building so-called sub-notebooks, designed to be lighter and more mobile.

The machine goes on sale in two weeks and costs from $1,799 in the US and comes with either a hard disc drive or solid state drive.

So the MacBook Air will go head to head with the Asus Eee PC probably!? And it doubles are a Frisbee apparently?

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