Apple has finally announced the new 2011 MacBook Air, and they will come with the latest version of Apple’s OS, OS X Lion. They have come up with two versions of MacBook Air.Both the 11- and 13-inch MacBook Air now feature the latest generation of Intel processors, the Core i5 and i7. With speeds up to 1.8GHz and faster memory, the new MacBook Air gains up to 2.5x the processing performance over the previous generation.

MacBook Air also features the Intel HD Graphics 3000 processor, which includes an on-chip engine for video encoding and decoding. That means you experience video playback and FaceTime calls that are smoother, more responsive, and more true to life.

Both models now feature Intel’s Thunderbolt technology, and the 11 inch model comes with a choice of either a 1GHz dual core Intel Core i5 processor or a 1.8GHz dual core Intel Core i7 processor, Apple has also added a backlit keyboard for all models of the MacBook Air.

The Multi-Touch gestures in OS X Lion make everything you do on MacBook Air more intuitive, direct, and fun. And the spacious Multi-Touch trackpad is perfectly designed for them, whether it’s a three-finger swipe to activate Mission Control or a four-finger pinch to see all your apps in Launchpad.

You also get a choice of SSD storage with the base model featuring a 64GBSSD and the top model featuring a 128GB SSD as standard which can be upgraded to a 256GB SSD.

Other specification include 2GB of DDR3 RAM as standard which can be upgraded to 4GB, Intel HD Graphics 3,000, a FaceTime camera, two USB 2.0 ports, a Thunderbolt port, WiFi, Bluetooth and a pair of stereo speakers.Get up to 5 hours of battery life on a single charge on the 11-inch model and up to 7 hours on the 13-inch model.

Source: apple