Apple has been pretty busy today releasing a new range of Mac’s alongside it’s new OS X Lion, and they certainly didn’t forget about the MacBook Air, with the 11 and 13 inch editions releasing with  souped-up processing power and a backlit keyboard.


The MacBook Air models are powered by the new 15 processors and Thunderbolt connectivity, ass predicted Apple has added the new Sandy Bridge processors allowing the new range to become twice as fast as the previous generation.

Apple has also revealed a memory boost to the MacBook Air models, the lowest spec comes with 2GB RAM the higher end will come with 4GB DDR3 RAM.

Everything else is more or less the same except the added Thunderbolt port and BackLit Keyboard, with battery life the same as the previous models, all models will ship with Mac OS X Lion as standard, and will be released in the UK on the 21st July, with pre-orders opening today.

The 11-inch will be available in two different models, one with 2GB RAM and 64GB flash storage at £849, and another version with 4GB memory and 128GB of flash storage for £999.

The 13-inch also comes with two different models one with 4GB memory and 128GB flash storage for £1.099 and another with 4GB memory and 256GB of flash storage for £1349

What do you think about the new MacBook Air? Is it what you expected? Are you going to buy it?