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October 28, 2010

Tech Test: Buy a revamped Air or would an iPad do?

AP Technology Writer

NEW YORK — The first MacBook Air laptop hit the catwalk in 2008 as an elegant but somewhat impractical statement about how far Apple would go to make the thinnest laptop ever. It wasn't very powerful, had a short battery life and started with a nosebleed price tag of $1,800.

Apple has revamped the Air and introduced two models last week. Suddenly, the Air is one of the cheapest ways to get into the Mac line, starting at $999, the same price as the entry-level, plastic MacBook.

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