Cracking open the Apple MacBook Air (2011 11-inch) Summary: TechRepublic's Bill Detwiler cracks open Apple's 2011 11-inch MacBook Air. Inside the ultra-thin notebook he found hardware from Intel, Samsung, and Broadcom. By Bill Detwiler | September 8, 2011 -- 07:56 GMT (00:56 PDT) Follow @billdetwiler Previous | Next Image 29 of 70 Topics: Laptops, Apple, Hardware, Mobility Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.