New Apple MacBook Air with Sandy Bridge Processor, Thunderbolt and Mac mini


Apple broadcasts the brand new MacBook Air , Apple Thunderbolt Show and Mac mini . The MacBook Air takes as anticipated a backlit keyboard, the platform Sandy Bridge and Thunderbolt. The Thunderbolt Show includes a hub and turns into a form of docking station for laptops.

Ultimately, Apple has made ​​important adjustments to the Mac mini. MacBook Air Core i5/i7 Thunderbolt and Apple has up to date the MacBook Air : As anticipated, the ultraportable Mac finds its backlit keyboard, and strikes to undertake Thunderbolt Sandy Bridge .

Costs fall somewhat. The MacBook Air remains to be to be had in two sizes for 4 configurations:


  •  The first model is a 11 "double-heart i5 1.6 GHz, 64 GB SSD and 2 GB of RAM for $999; 
  • The second model is a 11 "double-heart i5 1.6 GHz, an SSD of 128 GB and 4 GB of RAM for $1,199   The third model is a 13 "i5 double-heart at 1.7 GHz, an SSD of 128 GB and 4 GB of RAM for $1,299 
  •  The fourth model is a 13 "double-i5 heart to 1.7 GHz, an SSD of 256 GB and 4 GB of RAM for $1,599. 

We will unfortunately not exceed 4 GB of RAM, but the model 11 "can now receive a 256 GB SSD option ($300). The four models share their graphics card, Intel HD 3000 Graphics Integrated Platform Sandy Bridge: it is restricted to 256 MB VRAM on models with 2 GB of RAM, but increases to 384 MB of VRAM on the models 4 Go To finish options, know that you can choose an Intel Core i7 double-heart on 1.8 GHz models 11 "and 13" "high end", a $150 option. 11 "13 as" find the backlit keyboard: this will make people happy.

They also adopt the Thunderbolt port, which allows them to connect the new LED Cinema Display serving as a hub. The rest of the features do not move, but the MacBook Air itself as the new MacBook to do everything to Apple.

Thunderbolt Display:

The new Apple laptops companion Apple Introduces Apple Display Thunderbolt as the perfect companion for its range of laptops. Not surprisingly, it takes a connection to Thunderbolt lets make this screen 27 "a real hub for your computer.


 At your disposal: a Gigabit Ethernet port, one FireWire 800 port and three USB 2.0 ports. In addition to the camera FaceTime HD, it includes a system of 2.1 speaker system (49 watts).


As for the technical characteristics: the screen TFT 27 "active matrix liquid crystal display with IPS technology has a resolution of 2560 * 1440 pixels . It has a viewing angle of 178 degrees, a brightness of 375 cd/m2, a contrast of 1000:1 and a response time of 12 ms.


Priced $999.  In other words, it will take patient against by the shipping time is 6 to 8 weeks. Of course, all computers sold through the Apple Store come with the new operating system from Apple. Mac mini: major changes The new Mac mini does not change completely externally, it has the right to update its processor and hard drive capacity by default, but also a port with Thunderbolt. In return, all models of Mac mini SuperDrive lost their including the normal version . Apple does not have the opportunity to further reduce the size of its smallest Mac, it's just a little lighter. Apple took the opportunity to lower its prices : 

The entry level starts at $599 with a Core i5 2.3 GHz, 2 GB RAM, 500 GB hard drive and an Intel graphics card HD 3000 Graphics. A second model emerged: $999 sold, it has just one processor faster one (2.5 GHz), 4GB of RAM by default and a more powerful graphics chip (Radeon HD 6630M). declination Server for its $999 is sold with a 2 GHz Core i7 quad-core, 4 GB RAM and two hard drives 500 GB 7200 rpm / min. The range can now receive SSD option from the second model. configurations available for sale:


  •  Mac mini Core i5 Dual Core 2.3 GHz - 2 GB – 500 GB Hard Drive 
  •  Intel Graphics HD 3000 - $599 for Mac mini Core i5 Dual Core 2.5 GHz - 4 GB – 500 GB hard drive 
  • AMD Radeon HD 6630M – $799- Mac mini Core i7 Quad 2 GHz with Lion Server – 4 GB
  • Two hard drives 500 GB 7200 rpm / min – Intel HD 3000 Graphics  $999 for the New iMac and Mac mini are of course come with OS X Lion, for sale on the App Store at a price of $29.99 . 
  • It will also be on sale next month in the Apple Store for $69 as a USB key .

 Finally , which is anything but a surprise, Apple has decided to cease marketing the white MacBook .

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