We just told you about the release of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion and along with that Apple also released few more upgrades and removed something too. Apart from releasing Mac OS X Lion, Apple has also upgraded the MacBook Air line-up of laptops, the Mac Mini and the 27-inch Thunderbolt Displays. Let me tell one by one what new features you can expect with the new updates.
The rumors of MacBook Air receiving an upgrade has been proved true and quite accurate and we also did have a faint idea about the other two upgrades. But we did not see this coming, Apple has removed the MacBook from it’s online Store, which could mean that the good old MacBook may be dying. I’m just saying, don’t take it to heart.
New MacBook Air
Apple has refreshed the MacBook Air laptops with some much needed upgrades. The new line-up gets the new Sandy Bridge Intel Core i5 and i7 dual-core processors and more DDR3 RAM. They’ve also been given more Flash storage love, making the new models all Flash, no other kind of storage. Other new features include a Backlit Keyboard, Thunderbolt I/O ports and will be shipped with Mac OS X Lion.
Pricing starts off at $999 for the 11.6 incher that comes with 64GB of Flash storage, 1.6GHz i5 processor and 2GB of RAM. Want more power? That’ll be another $200. For the 13 inch Air, the pricing starts at $1299 and includes 128GB storage, 4GB of RAM and 1.7 GHz i5 processor. It’ll cost you $1599 for the higher end model and in case you want the i7 processor on 11.6 inch and 13 inch then you can get it covered by paying $150 and $100 respectively.
You can select the MacBook Air of your choice from here.
New Mac Mini
The new Mac Mini features could mean that you’d never want to buy an iMac. However, that is not true. It has some new features but not enough to make you not want to buy an iMac. The new Mini now comes with the Intel Core i5 and i7 CPU, new AMD Radeon HD graphics, Thunderbolt I/O and will also be shipped with Mac OS X Lion.It also includes a Thunderbolt port, HDMI and lots of others that have been available with the previous models.
Starts at $599 for the Intel Core i5 2.3GHz Model, whose performance can be increased with the addition of another $200. You can also buy one with Lion Server installed that comes with Intel Core i7 2.0 GHz quad core CPU for $999.
Select your Mac Mini from over here.
Apple Thunderbolt Display
The best display to get home to your lonely MacBook Pro, Mac Mini or MacBook Air. Apple has introduced the all new 27-inch Thunderbolt Display that will set you up for life.
It comes with 2560 x 1440 of resolution on a 16:9 IPS display, which makes watching movies, playing games and multi-tasking super exciting. For better connectivity, it features Apple’s Thunderbolt I/O port and also comes with an HD FaceTime camera and microphone. For your sound needs, the Thunderbolt Display has a built in 2.1 sound system. And this can be users for $999.
Get your Thunderbolt Display over here.
Those are all the new things that Apple has included with the release of Mac OS X Lion. I’ve got my eyes on that Thunderbolt Display, what have you got your eyes on?