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Our intern Will Roberston, was really excited about last week’s Apple releases. A few things our resident fanboy thought worth pointing out:

Our intern Will Roberston, was really excited about last week’s Apple releases. A few things our resident fanboy thought worth pointing out:

Lion:

-While Apple originally said that Lion was going to be a mac store release only, you can now purchase a USB with Lion loaded onto it at the Apple store for $69.99

-Additionally, Apple now supports something called ‘Internet Recovery‘ which lets you install Lion onto a blank drive

Macbook Airs:

-The keys on the new MacBook Airs are now backlit, one of the major complaints with the last iterations of MacBook Airs.

-The new MacBook Airs use Bluetooth 4.0, which will probably be useful for hooking up peripherals to the sparse machine.

-The new MacBook Airs outbenchmark the best 2010 Macbook Pros!

Mac Mini:

-The new Mac Minis lack an optical drive, implying that Apple intends for them to be used as servers now.

-New Mac Minis return to $599, whereas the last model was $699.

Thunderbolt Display:

-Apples upcoming Thunderbolt display will also charge your laptop through the video cable. Audio and ethernet will also be transfered through the same cable.

Macbooks:

-The white Macbook has been discontinued, but can still be ordered in bulk by educational institutions.

Misc:

-You may have already heard, but Apples been trying to put in a Grand Central Terminal store for a while. Looks like it’s going to happen.

Which new product were you most excited by? Why? Let us know in the comments section!