In yesterday Apple Back to Mac event, Apple team announced about Facetime for Mac and also unveiled two new Macbook air with screen size 11.6 inches and 13.3 inches starting with $999.
Both MacBook air comes with front facing camera for Facetime Video chat. As added by Steve jobs
MacBook Air is the first of a new generation of notebooks that leaves behind mechanical rotating storage in favor of solid state flash storage. We’ve taken what we have learned with the iPad—solid state storage, instant-on, amazing battery standby time, miniaturization and lightweight construction, to create the new MacBook Air. With its amazing responsiveness and mobility, it will change the way we think about notebooks
Key feature of this new Mac Book air is battery life. With 7 hours battery backup and 30 days stand by time, (5 hrs for 11 inch and 7 hrs for 13.3 Inch) it’s a good portable device for frequent traveler. I’m not sure if it’s going to hamper iPad market because it’s a combination of MacBook+iPad. But if I have to select any of them, I might go for MacBook air instead of an iPad.
MacBook air comes with no optical and hard drive and like iPad or an iPhone you can switch it on instantly & comes with flash memory.
You can learn more about new MacBook Air on official page.
If budget is not a constraint, which device would you go for? MacBook Air or iPad?