Hardware

Cracking Open the Apple MacBook Air (2011 11-inch)

Cracking Open the Apple MacBook Air (2011 11-inch): Complete teardown

As with the 2010 MacBook Air and 13-inch 2011 model, the 2011 11-inch MacBook Air is simple to disassembled, once you remove the bottom cover. Apple's use of tamper-resistant pentalobe screws, makes the Air very difficult to open.

For a more in-depth analysis of the hardware inside the MacBook Air, check out my post, MacBook Air (2011 11-inch) Teardown: Ultra-efficient internal design.

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Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop supp...

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