The MacBook Air has 12 years !

A few days after the Mac mini, it is the turn of the MacBook Air to celebrate his birthday : in January 15, he blows his 12 candles. In 2008, Apple had, in fact, ” the thinnest notebook in the world “, according to the press release, which announced :



Fine unprecedented, MacBook Air, measuring only 4 mm at sti end, while sti maximum thickness of 19.4 mm remains lower than the values displayed on its competitors in their part of the thinnest.




The whole ” without sacrificing the full keyboard or the screen 13-inch “, as noted by Steve Jobs in the pulling of a simple paper envelope, kraft carelessly laid near him. A superb widescreen display 13.3-inch LED-backlit, but not only : a backlit keyboard, the webcam built-in iSight, AirPort in version Wi-Fi 802.11 n, a port, micro-DVI, and a large multitouch trackpad, assembled around a Core 2 Duo processor at 1.6 gold 1.8 GHz.


The MacBook Air and its envelope have made a stealth appearance in the video presentation of the MacBook Pro in 2016

And here’s what we said we MacGeneration, in a test, dated February 18, 2008, at the end of which the MacBook Air écopait a 7/10 because of a self-sufficient too and just compromised too many :



You have to see it to believe it, the MacBook Air is a beautiful object. The pictures do not realize the incredible aesthetics of this computer. When one is accustomed to a MacBook Pro, it’s hard to believe that a laptop can be so light and so thin when it is closed.



At this time, MacGeneration produced small videos on the go. We cannot resist a small moment of nostalgia, with this sequence is always accessible on Vimeo, comparing the MacBook Air to the PowerBook 12-inch (2003-2006) and the 15-inch MacBook Pro (the model of June 2007).



The MacBook Air was accompanied by a reader/writer external DVD and CD, the MacBook Air SuperDrive, that can still be found today on the Apple Store under the name USB SuperDrive, and always at the same price ! This makes it without doubt the Apple product sold on the longer period of time — even if it has been [a hardware upgrade silencieuse](https://www.macg.co/materiel/2015/04/macbook-le-superdrive-externe-sorti-avant-2010-incompatible-avec-les-adaptateurs-usb-c-multiport-88374).


The external SuperDrive is now one of the Apple devices the most imitated. Clones among others on Amazon.

The MacBook Air of 2008 and his descendants “by end of 2008” and “mid-2009” is easily recognized by the small hidden trap that also houses the USB socket, headphone jack and micro-DVI. Their carrier’s ” successors, from 2010 to 2017 will share a new design, less rounded, while the patterns 2018 and 2019 are becoming even more compactness (thickness 15 mm compared to 17 mm previously).




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