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Photos of the MacBook Air accessories [u]

updated 02:30 pm EST, Sat February 2, 2008

MacBook Air accessories

In addition to the teardown and traditional unboxing, we have more photos of the MacBook Air's SuperDrive and the related accessories, including the USB-to-Ethernet adapter, the small 45W power adapter, and some side-by-side comparisons to the Apple's entry level MacBook notebook. [click on any image for a larger view; links updated and more photos added]

by MacNN Staff





  1. phillymjs

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Okay, I'm impressed.

    That thing is THIN. I thought that MacBook in the comparison shots was an iBook at first, until I saw the Magsafe connector on it. The Air makes the MacBook look huge! Wow.

  1. tonton

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Nice photos...

    Finally some photos with decent and artistic depth of field. But of course I'm used to the wide-open junk Kasper puts out and calls "high quality photos".

  1. Dave Barnes

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Fondle --> Wanting

    I went to the Apple Store today and fondled the AirBook.

    I want one. Thin. Bright screen Beautiful

    Plan to sell my 15-month old MacBook and buy an AirBook.

  1. RiquiScott

    Joined: Dec 1969


    USB Hub?

    I suspect it won't be long before there's a compatible USB hub for the MBA, allowing you to use the Superdrive, Ethernet adapter, and other USB devices (scanner, flash drive, iPod, etcetera) at the same time.

    I'm even picturing a cable-less adapter brick that just plugs into the USB port, headphone jack and mini-DVI connector, and provides pass-through connections for the DVI and headphone ports, while providing three or four USB ports. (Kind of like a miniature dock connector). It could even automatically convert the DVI connector to monitor-friendly connection.

  1. bloodline

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Does the MBA Superdrive not offer ay least one "pass through" (obviously as it's USB it would actually be a hub not pass through) port for attaching more than just one thing at a time?

    A photo of the back of the MBA Super drive is missing :-)

  1. zaghahzag

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Stinks that it has a unique charger too. This thing lives entirely in its own ecosystem. it's surprising it doesn't run a new os . they could have called it OS Y?

    So many shortcuts just to make it thin. Just one firewire port, please. Anyway.

  1. resuna

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Tired of "thin"

    I'd rather my Macbook Pro was a little bit thicker, so it had room for a decent keyboard and proper cooling (I have to remove the battery pack to keep it from overheating when I use iMovie or just about anything else CPU-intensive).

    I'd rather my Mac mini was a little bit thicker, so it had room for a 5.25" hard drive and proper cooling (at least that's the speculation as to why the Mini USB ports are so underpowered: to reduce power consumption inside the case).

    Apple's already putting too much effort into making everything "thin" at all costs. I'm getting really tired of being the one paying the cost.

  1. chucker

    Joined: Dec 1969


    hot stuff

    crikey those pictures of the macbook and macbook air "spooning" are pretty hot (much better than most of the stuff on the internet!)

    @resuna, even that photo-gallery (one of the best ever by the way, congratulations macnn!) can't stop some people whining.

    Yes, apple could release computers just the same as any other PC manufacturer, just imagine the great headlines - Apple release yet another dull form factor PC laptop - Apple release cheap PC with 5.25" drives - Apple release Dell killer (not)...

    when will people get it into their thick heads that sometimes you have to make some compromises for the sake of progress...

  1. robogobo

    Joined: Dec 1969


    totally hot

    all these pics of accessories getting it on.

  1. zaghahzag

    Joined: Dec 1969



    If you MBP is overheating, something is wrong with it.

    RE: thin, yes its ludicrous. The mini would be amazing if 500 gig solid state HDs were the norm. Otherwise, it's like 5 years too early.

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