More Details On 11.6 Inch Macbook Air Revealed
Remember all those rumors regarding the Macbook Air we’re supposed to see released today during Apple’s “Back to the Mac” event? Well, they’ve just become more detailed. On one hand, it’s nice to take a look at the latest information. On the other, as I write this I can’t help but have this feeling that it’s a sort of plot spoiler. A while back, Engadget received a photo of what was supposed to be the 13 inch Macbook Air we’d see released today. Recently, a lot of information regarding the 11.6 version of the same laptop was leaked. As mentioned before, Apple is expected to unveil 11 and 13 inch versions of the latest Macbook Air.
The source who allegedly was in the possession of a working model for a few brief minutes managed to gather up quite a few details regarding it. Eventually a list of what we should expect from the laptop was created and it includes: a smaller 11.6 inch display, 2.13 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with a 2.33Ghz one as an option possibly happening as well, 2GB of RAM, no optical drive, Mini Display Port, two USB ports and an SD Card reader on the left side of the laptop.
Moreover, the trackpad is said to have suffered some changes and is now updated to match the one found on the new Macbook Pro laptops. If you expected Apple to shrink the 11.6 inch Air in size (although that would hardly be possible) then you’ll be mildly disappointed because it’s about the same thickness as the Air you can currently find in stores.
Finally, a black power key was positioned to the right of a smaller eject key on the device’s keyboard and the round aluminum power button was removed. This choice in design might hint at the Macbook Air’s rumored instant-on capabilities. However, take the last feature with a grain of salt because Engadget’s source didn’t get to see this functionality showcased.
So what have we found out? That this laptop will probably be a smaller and more affordable alternative to the current Macbook Air. Other than that, it doesn’t seem extraordinarily impressive to be honest. So knowing Apple and how the company has a tendency to reveal at least one groundbreaking product during each event, I’m hoping that there’ll be more to see at the “Back to the Mac” event which will take place in a couple of hours from now.
Maybe on top of the new 13.3 and 11.6 inch Macbook Airs we’ll get to see that Mac touch after all. In any case, it’s bound to be interesting and as soon as it happens, we’ll be here reporting the latest news and products that you will soon be able to buy from the Cupertino-based company.11