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MacBook Air gets NVIDIA graphics, storage bump

Nilay Patel

Apple just announced that the MacBook Air is getting an update to the new NVIDIA 9400M graphics system, as well as new 120GB hard drive and 128GB SSD drive options. The Air is also moving from microDVI to mini DisplayPort, like all of the Apple's new machines. The base model is still $1799, and there's a $2499 version with a 1.86GHz Core 2 Duo and SSD which'll be out in early November. Hit the jump for a breakdown of the configurations.

1.6GHz MacBook Air (MB543LL/A) - $1,799

  • 1.6GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 6MB L2 cache, 1066MHz System Bus
  • 120GB 4200 rpm HDD

1.86GHz MacBook (MB940LL/A) - $2,499
  • 1.86GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 6MB L2 cache, 1066MHz System Bus
  • 128GB SSD

Shared Specs:
  • Precision aluminum unibody enclosure, 12.8 x 8.94 x .16-.76-inches, 3.0 pounds
  • 13.3-inches LED-backlit display, 1280 x 800 resolution
  • 2GB 1066 MHz DDR3 memory
  • Multi-Touch trackpad
  • NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics processor with 256MB DDR3 SDRAM
  • Mini DisplayPort output port with support for DVI, VGA, and dual-link DVI
  • Built-in iSight camera, stereo speakers, microphone
  • Audio Output
  • Built-in AirPort Extreme WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1
  • 1 USB 2.0 ports
  • Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard & iLife '08
  • 4.5 Hour Battery life
In The Box:
  • MacBook Air
  • Display Cleaning cloth
  • 45W MagSafe Power Adapter, AC wall plug, and power cord
  • Install / restore DVDs
  • Printed and electronic documentation

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