简介

Join us as we take a peek inside the 11.6" version of the all-new MacBook Air!

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We took this Air apart on October 21, 2010.

这个拆解是不是维修指南。 要维修你的的MacBook Air 11" Late 2010,请使用我们的服务手册

A new contender in the computer featherweight division has arrived!
  • A new contender in the computer featherweight division has arrived!

  • We got our hands on the new MacBook Air 11" Late 2010, and judging from the picture on the box, it's thinner than we expected.

  • Technical specs on the thinnest Apple computer to date:

    • 1.4GHz or 1.6GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor

    • 2GB DDR3 SDRAM (build to order option of 4GB)

    • 64GB or 128GB Flash Storage

    • NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics processor

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We think this is absolutely awesome, and a couple of MacBook Air generations overdue.
  • We think this is absolutely awesome, and a couple of MacBook Air generations overdue.

  • Compensating for the lack of an optical drive, the box includes a USB software reinstall drive. The drive is 8 GB total, and contains both Snow Leopard and iLife '11.

  • The drive is bootable by holding down the "C" key on startup, just like a normal DVD restore disc.

  • The USB drive appears to be read-only, but we haven't tried any serious hacking to prove otherwise.

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  • The new MacBook Air's Magsafe power adapter has the same 45W 3.1A 14.5V rating as the old model, but at a fraction of the size.

  • The power button is now integrated into the keyboard, instead of it being part of the upper case.

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  • Measuring in at 11.8" wide and 7.56" deep and tapering off from .68" to .11" in height, the new MacBook Air looks a lot like a midget among dwarves compared to the old models.

  • A frontal view reveals the omission of the IR sensor and sleep LED.

  • The flip-open port door has been scrapped, and the new model manages to fit an extra USB 2.0 port along its right edge.

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  • Apple apparently doesn't want you inside this thing. They decided to use 5-point "Pentalobe" security screws to attach the lower case.

  • For this teardown, we had to file a couple of flathead screwdrivers to take out the funky screws. We have since found the correct 5-point driver to fit it.

  • Here's a 1366x768 wallpaper version for the new MB Air owners out there. We won't tell where you got it from.

Seems like something that iFixit could build and add to their 54 piece bit driver kit. Or, just sell the tip.

plink53 - 回复

What is the actual TORX size of the 5-point screw?

ranron - 回复

Those aren't security Torx -- there's no center pin. They're just 5-point Torx, branded "Torx Plus". They allow greater torque and lower wear (but mainly exist because the 6-point patent was expiring). They are a bit rarer, thanks to limited licensing, but not a tamper-resistant fastener at all.

rmohns - 回复

  • Drumroll please!

  • Lifting of the lower case after much struggling with those pesky case screws, we get our first look at the innards.

  • The inside of the MacBook Air is dominated by six individual lithium-polymer cells making up the 35 Wh battery.

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