Apple today released the new 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Air. Both models 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 its predecessor. The 2011 MacBook Air has the Intel HD Graphics 3000 processor that includes an on-chip engine for video encoding and decoding. The new model supports the Thunderbolt I/O port, which is capable of transferring data up to 12 times faster than FireWire 800 and up to 20 times faster than USB 2.0. The display even charges your MacBook Air, so there is no need to unpack and unravel your power adapter. Other specs include Gigabit Ethernet, FireWire 800, three USB ports, a FaceTime HD camera, 2.1 stereo sound, and a built-in microphone. The 11-inch MacBook Air starts at $999 (for the 2GB RAM model) and $1199 (for the 4GB RAM model), with the 13-inch model is priced at $1299 (for the 4GB RAM and 128GB storage model) and $1599 for the 4GB RAM and 256GB storage model.