Apple to reduce the weight of its MacBook Air by 3 pounds

Apple is our favorite brand when it comes to new and chic Notebooks. The latest Notebook by the brand the MacBook Air is surely a winner. But Apple doesn’t seem to be satisfied with their amazingly popular creation. You can’t blame them, what with all other brands like Sony and HP using the same application and technology to create lightweight computers and notebooks. To beat this competition and to prove to its clients that Apple truly is the pioneer in creating some of the most lightweight Notebooks, it is now working on reducing the weight of the MacBook Air. The move would reportedly raise production costs but shave upwards of a 100 grams off the notebook, dropping its weight from a hair over 3 pounds (or 1363 grams) to 2.78 pounds (or 1263 grams). The Notebook will shed a few pounds by replacing the Air’s lower aluminum case, or bottom cover, with one constructed from carbon fiber. A pre-production unit showcasing the new part was said to look identical to the existing Air with the exception of the carbon fiber bottom, which appeared in the material’s native black. And believe it or not, the notebook’s bottom cover is the second heaviest structural component outside the unibody chassis (260 grams), weighing in at 152 grams. The rear bezel, or top cover with the Apple logo, weighs 211 grams.

So here’s wishing all the best to Apple for developing another ingenious product. This revised product is slated to hit the markets sometime next year.

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