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07-20-2011, 07:14 AM #1
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
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.
Note all of the Mac Minis and MBAs sport Intel's integrated graphics solutions. Guh...
07-20-2011, 07:53 AM #2
Just bought my MBA 13"
07-20-2011, 08:15 AM #3
I thought the rumor was that even if you had the dev version of Lion you would then have to still purchase Lion when it became GA. I had the GM installed, went to the apple store this morning and it shows that i have it installed, it wont even let me purchase it, because it thinks i already have it installed (wich i essentially do since the GM is the same release).
Pretty cool tho that we dont have to pay the 30 bucks if we had the Dev account... it makes the $99 dollars that much more worth it...
07-20-2011, 08:25 AM #4
Anyone checked yet to see if it's compatible with jailbreaks? I'd rather stick to SL than loose my iPad 2 jailbreak!
07-20-2011, 08:26 AM #5
updating my mac now :]
07-20-2011, 08:49 AM #6
07-20-2011, 09:00 AM #7
Is there a way to hook these macbook air's to an external monitor through an adapter? I do not see a mini-dvi port or anything like that, which my current macbook air has... Will thunderbolt be adaptable to HDMI or DVI cables?
07-20-2011, 09:01 AM #8
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Does anyone know what the build number is for the release version of lion? Go to About this mac -> More info -> Click on software, and it's right beside the OS version.
07-20-2011, 09:07 AM #9
07-20-2011, 09:15 AM #10
Great updates! The back lit keyboard was the only feature I missed on my old MBA. The Core processors will make this thing insanely fast. I'm very disappointed the retail stores won't carry the 4GB RAM upgrade though.
07-20-2011, 09:29 AM #11
Yay! Now I'm going to save up for the new Mac MiniName? whereswaldo
iDevice + Firmware? 32GB Black iPhone 4 iOS 5.0
Computer + OS? Dell Inspiron 15R 2nd Gen i5, 2.3 Ghz, 750GB HDD, 8GB RAM Windows 7 HP
Found yet? No
07-20-2011, 09:33 AM #12
Anyone know where you can buy these in store? Is Apple the only option? Any idea when Best Buy will have them? Thanks!
07-20-2011, 09:40 AM #13
Best buy probably has them
07-20-2011, 09:47 AM #14
07-20-2011, 09:54 AM #15
Next question, where can you buy them online without having to pay sales tax ... I could care less about their student $100 App-Store Card
07-20-2011, 10:00 AM #16
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Maybe a dumb question, but is there a way to integrate the new gestures for scrolling through tabs in Safari? With all the new gestures features that's the only thing that I feel could be changed for the better.
But it could also mean I'm a lazy American that doesn't want to move the cursor a few inches.
07-20-2011, 10:01 AM #17
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07-20-2011, 11:28 AM #19
Anyone know how to boot into windows after osx lion is installed as the boot menu has mac and restore and no option for windows ,
07-20-2011, 11:51 AM #20
apple came through today with these updates. Might actually get the new MBA for the wife now that it has the backlit keyboard.