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  • OS X Lion is in the Mac App Store, MacBook Airs Updated, Mac Minis Too



    Well, the rumors were right folks, Apple released OS X Lion, updated the Macbook Airs, and updated the Mac Minis as well. Head to the Mac App Store to download Lion for $29.99 and get the other goodies online or at your nearest Apple Store.

    9to5Mac appears to have been right-on with their spec rumors. The new MacbookAirs and MacMinis appear with the specs below.

    • Mac mini Base model: 2.3GHz CPU with 2GB of RAM, and 500GB of storage
    • Mac mini: 2.5GHz CPU with 4GB of RAM, and, 500GB of storage
    • Mac mini server: 2.0GHz CPU, 4GB of RAM, and two 500GB hard drives
    • MacBook Air 11″: Base model: 1.6GHz CPU, 2GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage
    • MacBook Air 11″: 1.6GHz CPU, 4GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage
    • MacBook Air 11″: Built to order model: 1.8GHz CPU, 4GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage
    • MacBook Air 13″: Base model: 1.7GHz CPU, 4GB of RAM, 128GB of storage
    • MacBook Air 13″: 1.7GHz CPU, 4GB of RAM, 256GB of storage
    • MacBook Air 13″: Built to order: 1.8GHz CPU, 4GB of RAM, 256GB of storage
    The MacBooks Airs start at $999 and if you notice all of them come equipped with SSDs and Intels updated Sandy Bridge processors standard. They also come equipped with Thunderbolt I/O ports as well as the rumored backlit keyboards. These things look sweet, and I kind of want one. Badly.

    It appears the only difference between the lower-end MBA's and higher-end models is the 13" utlizes the extra space by adding and SD slot as well as the 13" model having a longer rated battery life, 7 hours versus the 11" model's 5 hours.

    The new Mac Minis come in three flavors as well all sporting i5 or i7 processors, with ram upgradeable to 8gb and a litany of HDD options including dual 256GB SSD options and dual 750gb 7200rpm HDD options for the $999 server edition. All three versions sport Thunderbolt ports as well.

    Note all of the Mac Minis and MBAs sport Intel's integrated graphics solutions. Guh, at least Apple supports Thunderbolt across the board now. Looks like a new I/O is here to stay. Eat your heart out USB 3.0.


    Source: Apple
    This article was originally published in forum thread: OS X Lion is in the Mac App Store, MacBook Airs Updated, Mac Minis Too started by Phillip Swanson View original post
    Comments 44 Comments
    1. thuwun's Avatar
      thuwun -
      Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
      ^^^

      lol that's funny.

      on another note. con't wait to get hom and research the lion compatibility list to make sure all my apps are supported. The new features seem awesome but I'm not in a big rush to lose the functionality of the apps that aren't yet optimized for Lion
    1. thumper_net's Avatar
      thumper_net -
      Not really funny at all , i had before i upgraded snow leopard a choice of mac or windows when i started up with the alt button pressed , this has now gone after i upgraded to lion and i only have mac or recovery option when i press the alt button , the windows partition is still there but not mountable
    1. feidhlim1986's Avatar
      feidhlim1986 -
      Quote Originally Posted by resin View Post
      Today’s Mac OS X Lion release is actually an older build than the Developer GM seed. Mac OS X Lion was officially released to the public on July 20th 2011. Apple requires you to download their latest software operating system through their Mac AppStore. You will notice that the build number is 11A494 and that the GM build number that was released to developers is 11A511.

      Today’s Mac OS X Lion release is actually older than the Developer GM seed | LEi Mobile
      I'm seeing a build number of 11A511 on my Mac App Store downloaded Lion, same as the GM seeded to Devs.
    1. skyeking69's Avatar
      skyeking69 -
      Since I have never D/L an operating system before, this might be a stupid question
      But if I have an iMac and Macbook....do I have to buy it twice ? or does it have user options ?
    1. Cowboy's Avatar
      Cowboy -
      I am guessing since you use your apple id you only have to buy once
      I maybe wrong tho
    1. syedsufyan's Avatar
      syedsufyan -
      You forgot the backlit keyboard
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Quote Originally Posted by skyeking69 View Post
      Since I have never D/L an operating system before, this might be a stupid question
      But if I have an iMac and Macbook....do I have to buy it twice ? or does it have user options ?
      You can download it to all the macs on your itunes account.
    1. skyeking69's Avatar
      skyeking69 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Cer0 View Post
      You can download it to all the macs on your itunes account.
      Cheers!!
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      So if you have 5 Macs this is one awesome deal.
    1. tjlamro's Avatar
      tjlamro -
      When will these be in stores?! I called best buy and apple and they seem clueless. Anyone know what's up?
    1. Cowboy's Avatar
      Cowboy -
      They are in stores today
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Probably just Apple stores today and retail in the next day or so.

      Also Apple will release a USB drive of Lion in August but it will cost 69$.
    1. Stray's Avatar
      Stray -
      Quote Originally Posted by Cowboy View Post
      They are in stores today
      Its online only tho......... you meant that right?
    1. Cowboy's Avatar
      Cowboy -
      No my local apple store had some from what the guy today told me
    1. Stray's Avatar
      Stray -
      Oh. Ill check mine tomorrow as well. I'd rather buy it through the apple store then have to download it.
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Depends what he was talking about. Was he talking about the hardware or Lion.
    1. Stray's Avatar
      Stray -
      Now I'm really confused.
    1. Cowboy's Avatar
      Cowboy -
      Hardware
    1. Stray's Avatar
      Stray -
      Oh ok nvm then. Lol
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Str4y View Post
      Now I'm really confused.
      Figured Hardware also like Cowboy but said this to cover both.

      Quote Originally Posted by Cer0 View Post
      Probably just Apple stores today and retail in the next day or so.

      Also Apple will release a USB drive of Lion in August but it will cost 69$.