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Inside the MacBook Air

The folks at iFixit have managed to get their hands on a MacBook Air and taken it into the operating theater for a quick but very thorough autopsy.
Written by Adrian Kingsley-Hughes, Contributing Writer

The folks at iFixit have managed to get their hands on a MacBook Air and taken it into the operating theater for a quick but very thorough autopsy.

Some interesting points to come out of the dissection: 

  • Inside the MacBook Air
    The redesigned MagSafe connector
  • The fact that the lower half of the MacBook Air comes apart pretty easily but that the screen section is well stuck together
  • That to replace the battery yourself you'll need to tackle 19 screws (fortunately, the battery cabling is attached by a simple connector)
  • Components appear to be well protected from shock
  • The multi-touch cpntroller is the same as used in the iPhone and the iPod touch - the the Broadcom BCM5974.
  • The well-designed wireless antennas

Well worth taking a look at!  I should be getting my hands on a MacBook Air soon, but I don't think that Apple would be all that pleased if I gave it back in pieces!

I am still left with one question thought - will it blend?

Thoughts?

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