Apple has again come out with an exciting new platform. It is the MacBook Air and it has definitely created a new buzz in the PC industry. The Lorado Ultra thin concept had led the path in showcasing what these kind of systems can be (see “The World’s Thinnest Notebook“). Apple has definitely created a wonder in this category – and thin is now definitely in!!!These systems will soon become the new norm for the industry (just like the Motorola RAZR in cellphones) and does take a lot of innovation in system design to develop a product like this. With Intel’s newly announced CPU and associated platform components in small form factor, system design is simpler and the system thermals is no longer the thickness limiter. Interestingly enough the LAN connector and optical disks are fundamental thickness limiters and these ultra-thin systems will need to remove these components to achieve the desired thinness (as shown in the Lorado Ultra-thin concept). As this category develops, there will be more and more systems that provide the thin, light and exciting form factor experience to users. The race continues!
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