Is this the new MacBook Air?

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    We just received this shot of what is purportedly the inside of the new MacBook Air. Contrary to popular belief, the machine appears to be another 13.3-incher, with the primary modification being extra room for battery cells and apparently no room for a hard drive. Of course, this is only one SKU, so who knows what else Apple has in store. From what we can tell from the photo, Apple is taking its unibody styling and construction and running with it here, not that the MacBook Air was too far off from the MacBook Pro to begin with. The telltale sign is the black hinge, though it also appears Apple has done away with the drop-down side ports.

    Based on our own professional squinting ability, there are USB plugs on the left and right sides, Mini DisplayPort and an SD card reader on the left, and a power plug on the right. Of course, since the screw holes are facing us, we're probably looking at this from the bottom, so flip all of those around if you want to imagine using this thing (because, of course, the power plug will be on the Apple-standard left side). We also have it on good authority that the rest of the machine has been restyled in modern unibody style, including the large single mouse button, but that the screen is still like the current MacBook Air, instead of the edge-to-edge glass with black edges. Also, it's apparently running the same Core 2 Duo SL9400 processor of the current generation MacBook Air -- possibly further proof that this is a very early prototype (our source says the model dates back to at least April). We're working on getting more images and information, but for now at least two things seem (relatively) clear: Apple hasn't forgotten about the MacBook Air, and 13.3-inches isn't going out of style just yet. Hopefully we'll know for certain next week!
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    Well, if you're not going to have an optical drive, why bother with a hard drive?

    Apple will be the first major company to try a purely cloud OS, I imagine. You can see hints of it in what they're doing, even now. I hope it backfires on them.

    As for this thing, I imagine it has some flash memory in there somewhere. No doubt you'll be encouraged to store most of your files on Apple's iCloud or whatever-the-f*** they call it.
     
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    Above the two middle batteries, there is the processor and gpu, directly in between the batterys and processor seems to be a bank of solder on ram chips, and to the left appears to be a bank of Solid state flash chips and above those is the wifi card, that's all I can tell,
     
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    So...
    All they improved is battery life!?
     
  5. nutella

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    But it fits in a manila envelope!
     
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    I lol'd at that commercial
     
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    The thinkpad, the ripped envelope, or the cluttered macbook air?
     
  10. nutella

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    The envelope. I need somewhere to carry all my MacBook Airs around.
     
  11. mkoo

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    send it with air mail.. get it? AIR Mail...
    oh wait Apple doesn't like flash or AIR
     
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    frankly, I don't care. What is 7mm slimmer gonna do for me, unless I want to use it to slide open my door when I've forgotten the keys?
     
  13. cwstjdenobs

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    There's only really north america and journalists who care about apple pc's.
     
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    agreed. We all know Steve Jobs actually uses Linux.
     
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    I know Woz said "Steve Jobs doesn't use a Mac, and won't, because it's too crappy in his opinion", I just assumed he used a windows pc.
     
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    if this is true, i would really like an audio recording pl0x!
     
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