Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduced the ultra-thin MacBook Air today at Macworld Expo in San Francisco. Price will be $1,799 and should ship in two weeks. With a 13.3 inch screen and full-sized keyboard, the notebook is just over 3/4 of an inch at its thickest point while weighing around three pounds.

It will have a built in iSight web cam, backlit keyboard and an ambient light sensor to auto adjust brightness. The case is recyclable aluminum and the display is mercury free with arsenic-free glass. The hard drive is 1.8 inch 80 gb. The notebook has an Intel Core 2 Duo chip running at 1.6 ghz with 1.8 ghz as an option. The chip has 4mb of on-chip L2 cache and utilizes an 800 mhz front side bus. Included is 2gb of DDR2 SDRAM. Wireless networking and Bluetooth are included.

This looks like a promising new product for Apple. I was surprised the price was under $2,000 for such a thin, lightweight notebook with these specs. They should get a lot of kudos for making the product more environmentally friendly.

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