Macbook Air will be £1,199 in UK

Written by Tim Smalley

January 15, 2008 | 19:14

Tags: #1tb #500gb #air #european #macbook #pricing #time

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Steve Jobs has just announced the world's thinnest notebook--and probably the world's sexiest notebook too--at Macworld in San Francisco.

We were down at BBC Television Studios to cover the keynote live... and we've just got UK pricing from Apple's European PR team.

The Macbook Air, which measures just 0.16 inches at its thinnest point (and 0.76 inches at its thickest point), will cost £1,199 (inc. VAT) in the UK.

This will be for the base configuration, which includes a 1.6GHz Core 2 Duo processor, 2GB of memory, an 80GB 1.8 inch hard drive along with 802.11n WiFi and Bluetooth 2.1.

Across most of Europe, the base model will cost €1,699, although interestingly it's €50 cheaper in Spain, but we're not quite sure why at the moment.

The optional optical drive, known as the Macbook Air SuperDrive, will be £65 in the UK and between €89 and €99 across Europe. There are no details on the price of the version of the Macbook Air with either a 1.8GHz Core 2 Duo processor, or with the 64GB SSD drive option - we'll try and find out those prices as well.

The Time Capsule, on the other hand, will cost £199 and £329 in the UK for the 500GB and 1TB models respectively. In Europe, the 500GB model will cost €299, while the 1TB version is €499. Like the Macbook Air, both models are cheaper in Spain - this time by €10.

So far, there has been no word on different European availability dates for these products, so it's safe to say that they're arriving at the same time as in the US.

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