Today exactly 10 years have passed since The moment Steve Jobs came out on scene of the exhibition hall in San Francisco and got out of thin white paper envelope white laptop, battling spectators hitherto unprecedented in size.
10 years ago, the very notion of an ultrabook seemed like a dream of Sony's bosses, and the usual working laptop weighed 3 - 4 kg, which was quite normal. Thin laptops were on market, but as a rule they suffered from high price, weak iron, lack of a full-sized keyboard or a tiny screen. A then and from all at once.
First same Air on their the background seemed something completely different. Have It had a convenient display for 13.3 inches, Intel Core 2 Duo processor, a good Intel GMA X3100 graphics card, 2 GB RAM, SSD drive, a full-size keyboard, a convenient touchpad and a single USB connector instead of a CD drive. It was really the thinnest and elegant laptop on market, with no weaknesses in the filling or construction. True, and he cost on that moment of the whole $ 3100, which was somewhat more expensive even for the top Mac Pro.
Source: The Verge
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