Ten Years of MacBook Air

Monday, January 15th, marked 10 years since the day Steve Jobs first introduced the MacBook Air to the world.

The MacBook Air was an above-and-beyond response to the demand for an Apple version of the netbook (those once-popular, small, cheap laptops that could fit into your purse). But Apple doesn't make scraps, so the revolution came at a price: the base model for this machine ran $1,799 for a 1.6GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 2GB of RAM, and an 80GB hard drive.

The MacBook Air was revolutionary and started trends that would become standard in laptop computers today. It was a computer all about firsts. It was thin and light (weighing in at just 3lbs!) It was Apple's first without a CD/DVD drive, first to ditch a range of ports and connectivity options, first with a multi-touch trackpad, first to have the option for SSD storage, first to weigh just three pounds or less, and first with a mercury-free display.

In the last decade, the MacBook Air has not only improved, but it’s become more affordable. Now the Air is 2lbs, and the base model runs at $1,299 with a 1.2GHz Processor, 8GB of RAM, and a  256GB hard drive.

Something so light- that can be easily tossed- needs to be protected. Whether you already have a MacBook Air or are shopping for a new one, tech21 has got you covered.  Check out our website for a range of cases to protect all of your Apple devices!

Watch the 2008 introduction if the original MacBook Air:

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