MacBook Air Index

The first MacBook Air was unveiled in January 2008, Apple’s answer to the netbook fad that had wrecked the low end of the PC laptop market. Instead of a tiny screen, underpowered CPU, and shrunken keyboard, the original MacBook Air included a 13.3″ 1280 x 800 pixel display, 1.6 to 1.8 GHz Core 2 Duo CPU, and a full-sized keyboard. And instead of a cheap plastic enclosure, the body of the MBA was carved from a block of aluminum.

It was joined by an 11.6″ version, still with a full-sized keyboard, in Late 2010.