Apple MacBook Air
Apple helped introduced another design renaissance in 2008 with its ultrathin MacBook, which at the time was the world's thinnest notebook computer. The original MacBook Air measured just 0.16 inch at its thinnest point and weighed a paltry 3 pounds. Ditching traditional notebook components like an optical drive and hard disk drive, the Air relies on lighter solid-state drives (the original MacBook Air had an optional 1.8-inch HDD, but current models feature only SSD options). And like all recent Apple products, the Air sports a sleek yet simple modern design. The introduction of the Air spurred computer makers to adopt thinner and lighter laptop designs.