Apple releases new MacBook Air laptops, available in local stores soon

Introducing the new MacBook Air

Apple released the 13- and 11-inch MacBook Air laptops on October 20 (US time) at an exclusive launch in Apple’s California campus, reports AFP. "We asked ourselves what would happen if a MacBook and an iPad hooked up. This is the result," Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs said.

Both versions measure only 0.68 inches at their thickest points, according to Apple.com. The 11-inch weighs 1.06 kilograms, while the 13-inch weighs 1.32 kilograms.

Techie.com.ph said the new MacBook Air features four key things: "Touch gesture capabilities, mega battery life, flash storage and instant on." The multi-touch, all-glass trackpad allows you to pinch, swipe, rotate, drag and more.

The 11-inch laptop has five hours of battery life while the 13-inch has seven. "And when you put MacBook Air to sleep for more than an hour, it enters what’s called standby mode. So you can come back to MacBook Air a day, a week--even up to an entire month later--and it wakes in an instant," Apple.com said.

The MacBook Air notebooks are available online: the 11-inch costs P51,990 (64GB) and P61,990 (128 GB); while the 13-inch costs P67,990 (128 GB) and P83,990 (256 GB).  The notebooks are already listed in the Philippine Apple Store, which means "stocks will be blowing in soon hopefully before the month ends," Techie.com.ph said.

For more on this story, log on to Apple.com, Yahoo News and Techie.com.ph.

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