New MacBook Airs Are In The Apple Store Right Now!

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The highly-anticipated MacBook Air refresh has arrived today.Here’s what Apple customers can look forward to in the updated device:

  • Backlit keyboard
  • OS X Lion
  • Thunderbolt
  • Multitouch trackpad

The base model 11-inch Air costs $999 and the base model 13-inch costs $1,299.

The internals are quite respectable, too — new i5 and i7 processors mean it can run up to twice as fast as the previous generation while supporting up to 4 GB of RAM.

We also get a new Mac Mini today. It’s 7.7-inches square and 1.4-inches thin, but it packs the same i5 and i7 processors for awesome computing speed. It ships with Lion pre-installed as well.

The white MacBook appears to have been discontinued.

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