updated 02:50 pm EDT, Fri October 31, 2008
MacBook Air unboxed
Apple's recently upgraded MacBook Air is now arriving at customers' doorstops, a week earlier than originally promised. One reader has sent in unboxing photos of the notebook, showing new packaging, a new video out port and two disks, one featuring the Mac OS and one full of applications.
The new MacBook Air features an improved Graphics card, the NVIDIA GeForce 9400M, providing up to a 4x performance boost over the original MacBook Air. It now features a Mini Display Port, replacing the Mini DVI port, a new 1066MHz frontside bus, additional L2 cache (6MB total), and 2GB of faster DDR3 RAM.
The MacBook Air is available in two configurations, the 1.6GHz with a 120GB SATA hard drive is $1800, while the 1.86GHz model, with a 128GB solid-state drive is $2500. Ship times for new orders are listed a three-to-five business days.