Of course small laptops had been around for some time, but it was Apple that popularised the format with the MacBook Air. It's been the blueprint that has inspired the Intel-led Ultrabooks from various manufacturers since last year. Apple recently introduced the latest version of the MacBook Air, now based on Intel's Ivy Bridge architecture more commonly known as the third generation Intel Core processors. We examined the 11-inch version.
The exterior of the 11-inch MacBook Air looks familiar, but the alert observer should notice the new and flatter MagSafe 2 power connector. For the rest it's the same.