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The left side of the new MacBook Air features a USB jack, an audio output, and Apple's standard MagSafe power cord connector.
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On the right side, you get an SD card slot, another USB 2.0 jack, and a Mini DisplayPort output.
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Apple rebranded the old iSight Webcam, instead calling it the FaceTime camera, to coincide with the new FaceTime for Mac software that lets you video chat with iPhone 4.0 owners.
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With the case closed, you can see the MacBook Air's tapered design. Apple says the thickest part of the system measures just 0.68 inch.
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The thin design means there's no Ethernet jack or FireWire ports on the new MacBook Air.
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Apple has retained the full-size keyboard in the new MacBook Air.
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It also features the same glass multitouch trackpad as other MacBooks.
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The new 13.3-inch MacBook Air, side-by-side with its 11.6-inch linemate.
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Apple was able to make the new MacBook Airs so thin because it left off an optical drive and replaced the standard mechanical hard drive with faster, smaller solid-state flash memory.
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Both MacBook Air models come with a 1.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo CPU in their default configuration. The main feature difference, aside from the display sizes: the 13-inch model gets a 128GB solid-storage drive to the 11-inch model's 64GB SSD. Apple also says the larger model has longer battery life.
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Apple says the 13-inch MacBook Air will provide up to 7 hours of Web browsing over a Wi-Fi connection, and up to 30 days of standby time.
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The 11.6-inch screen on the $999 MacBook Air is just less than 2 inches larger than the 9.7-inch display of a $499 iPad.
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As with its other laptops, Apple built the MacBook Air with a single-piece aluminum chassis to strengthen the thin design that might be too fragile otherwise.
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