Digging Those MacBook Airs

I imagine many of you have taken a look at Apple’s new MacBook Air, the latest notebook offering from the computer manufacturer.  The laptop is just 13.3” wide and .76 inches thick at its thickest!  How is this possible? Well, some of the credit for its demure size goes to the LED backlighting used in the LCD screen.  LEDs allow new television and computer screens to be built very thin because of the electrical mechanisms used to create the LED light.  This is why LCD screens are able to be built thinner and thinner these days.  In addition, Apple is said to have used the LED backlight rather than other technologies because they provide a “mercury and arsenic-free display” which is more power efficient resulting in a longer battery life

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