This morning Apple updated the MacBook Air with new high-speed Thunderbolt connections, a backlit keyboard, and Mac OS X Lion, the newest version of the operating system that also became available today.
Still available in both 11” and 13” varieties, the MacBook Air has the “latest Intel Core i5 and Core i7 dual-core processors, is up to twice as fast as the previous generation and has all the power you need for editing photos and movies, making FaceTime® calls, playing games, and working with documents and presentations. MacBook Air also features Intel HD Graphics 3000 and offers up to 4GB of faster 1333 MHz memory.”
Added to the newest version is also a backlit keyboard, a feature missing from the previous version “MacBook Air comes with a full size backlit keyboard and an innovative glass Multi-Touch trackpad. Designed for comfort and ease of typing, the backlit keyboard uses a sensor to automatically detect a change in ambient lighting and adjusts the keyboard brightness for any environment. ”
The updated MacBook Airs are available immediately starting at $999 for the 11” model with a 64GB hard drive and 2GB of memory.