Apple has unveiled a new laptop - described as the thinnest yet created.
The MacBook Air weighs 3lb and is 0.76in, wide narrowing to 0.16in at its slimmest point.
It goes on sale in a fortnight priced at £1,199 in the UK compared to $1,799 (£899.50) in America.
The new Apple laptop was unveiled by the technology giant's Chief Executive Steve Jobs during a live presentation.
Jobs said the MacBook Air's ultra-slim design was partly made possible by its lack of a CD or DVD drive. Scroll down for more...
The new Apple laptop was unveiled by the technology giant's Chief Executive Steve Jobs
The CD drive's functions such as playing films, backing up information and installing software will all be carried out wirelessly by the laptop or other Apple devices.
Jobs said: "To fit an entire Mac on this thing was an amazing feat of engineering and we didn't compromise on performance."
Other features of the MacBook Air include a 13.3in back-lit screen, a full size back-lit keyboard and a tracking pad which allows users to manipulate images in a similar way to the iPhone's screen.
The new laptop comes with a standard 80GB hard drive and has 2GB of memory.
Its eco-friendly aspects include a fully recyclable aluminium case, a mercury-free display and less external packaging than its predecessors. Scroll down for more...
The MacBook Air's ultra-slim design was partly made possible by its lack of a CD or DVD drive
Always a showman, Jobs unwound the string on a standard-sized manila office envelope and slid out the ultra-thin MacBook Air notebook computer to coos and peals of laughter from disbelieving fans at the news conference in San Francisco.
Jobs also announced Apple Inc will start renting movies over the Internet, moving iPhones and iPods into a very competitive market.
Apple will have more than 1,000 movies for online rental through iTunes by the end of February, with prices of $2.99 (£1.52) for older movies and $3.99 (£2.03) for new releases. Users can watch instantly over a broadband Internet connection, or download and keep the movie for 30 days while having 24 hours to finish the movie once it's started.
Apple is partnering with 20th Century Fox, Warner Brothers, Walt Disney, Paramount, Universal and Sony on the service, which will work on Macs, Windows-based machines, iPhones, iPods or Apple TV set-top boxes.
Many of the revelations in Jobs' keynote address reflect the company's intensifying efforts to push deeper into consumers' living rooms with technologies that blend traditional Internet technologies with home entertainment devices.
Jobs also unveiled a string of new features for the iPhone, showing how users of the combination iPod-cell phone-Internet surfing device can now pinpoint their location on Web maps, text-message multiple people at once and customize their home screens.
Jobs also said Apple has sold 4 million iPhones during their first 200 days on sale. The crowd applauded when Jobs demonstrated mapping upgrades to the iPhone.
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