The tinkerers at iFixit have taken apart the MacBook Air to discover:
- The battery isn’t hard to remove, but it isn’t something you’d do mid-flight when the battery dies.
- Most of the internal volume is taken up by the battery.
- The logicboard is surprisingly small: it looks like something out of an alarm clock, not a reasonably-powered laptop.
- The touchpad uses the same hardware as the iPhone and iPod Touch, which may allow Apple to add new multi-touch gestures via software.
- The hard drive is the slim 80-Gbyte model, not the chubby 160-Gbyte drive found in the iPod Classic. Unfortunately, 80-Gbyte is the maximum capacity of drives this size (5mm deep).
- It’s held together by 88 tiny screws.