Just finishing up….

Just finishing up what I couldn’t do last night.
Jason Chen:
Aaaand it’s over. Holy crap. Who knew Randy Newman, the guy who makes the songs your kids play over and over and over again, would sing such crazy crap about our government?
10:41 am ON Jan 15 2008

Jason Chen:

The first song’s over, but now Randy Newman’s just riffing about random stuff. The next song is from Toy Story. Randy says he wrote another song to go with the love scene between Buzz and Woody, but the scene was cut. This guy is blowing our minds right now.
10:39 am ON Jan 15 2008

Jason Chen:

“It pisses me off a little that the Supreme Court is going to outlive me.” What the crap is he singing about? We have no idea. We think he’s gone nuts.
10:36 am ON Jan 15 2008

Jason Chen:

Randy’s singing a song about America, the president, and comparing them to Hitler and Stalin. USA! USA! USA!!!!!
10:34 am ON Jan 15 2008

Jason Chen:

And for the entertainment at Today’s keynote, Randy Newman.
10:32 am ON Jan 15 2008

B. Lam:

10:30 am ON Jan 15 2008

Jason Chen:

To recap on what he’s talked about today. 1) Time Capsule, the wireless backup utility. 2) iPhone update and iPod Touch update. 3) AppleTV + iTunes movie rentals. 4) MacBook Air.

“All this stuff in the first two weeks, and we’ve got 50 more weeks in the year to go.”

10:30 am ON Jan 15 2008

Jason Chen:

And here are the details on the MacBook Air that eco-fanatics care about. It’s got an Aluminum case, and a mercury-free and arsenic-free glass display. The circuit boards are BFR free and PVC free. The packaging has 56% less volume than the regular MacBook. ARE YOU HAPPY NOW?!
10:28 am ON Jan 15 2008

B. Lam:



10:27 am ON Jan 15 2008

Jason Chen:

Steve just threw up a new ad showing off the MacBook Air, using the same MANILLA envelope technique he used earlier.
10:27 am ON Jan 15 2008

Jason Chen:

So to recap, here are the features. 3.0 pounds, 0.16 -0.76 inches, 13.inch display, full-sized keyboard, multi-touch gestures, iSight, 1.6GHz Core 2 Duo standard, 2GB memory standard, 80GB hard drive standard (64GB SSD optional), 802.11n Wi-Fi standard, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR standard, and MagSafe.
10:26 am ON Jan 15 2008

B. Lam:

10:26 am ON Jan 15 2008

Jason Chen:

MacBook Air Price: $1799. Ships in two weeks. You can pre-order online now.
10:25 am ON Jan 15 2008

B. Lam:


10:25 am ON Jan 15 2008

Jason Chen:

Battery life: With Wi-Fi on, browsing the web, you get 5 hours of battery life.
10:23 am ON Jan 15 2008

B. Lam:

10:23 am ON Jan 15 2008

Jason Chen:

Remote Disc: Special software loaded on other machines with optical drives that allows MacBook Air to borrow their drives to install things from CDs/DVDs. You can even borrow drives from PCs.
10:23 am ON Jan 15 2008

B. Lam:

10:22 am ON Jan 15 2008

B. Lam:

10:22 am ON Jan 15 2008

Jason Chen:

What do you do with an optical drive? Play movies, install software, make backups, burn CDs. What’s Apple’s alternative? iTunes movie rentals, Time Capsule for backups, iPods for listening to stuff in your car, and a new feature called “Remote Disc” for installing stuff via CDs and DVDs.
10:22 am ON Jan 15 2008

B. Lam:




10:21 am ON Jan 15 2008

Jason Chen:

The other features: flip-down door that has USB 2, microDVI port, and a headphone jack. The other side is a MagSafe connector. As for wireless, it’s got 802.11n WiFi and Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR. It doesn’t have an optical drive internal, but you can buy a separate USB-powered SuperDrive that’s especially made for the MacBook Air. $99.
10:21 am ON Jan 15 2008

Jason Chen:

Paul says: The CPU is the width of a dime, the thickness of a nickel, and we didn’t think we could do it.
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