TSA rules for the new MacBook Air released

Well, you no longer have to worry about a customs agent taking your MacBook out back and shooting it. The TSA has finally released their stance on the New MacBook Air.

According to the US Transportation Security Administration, the 11.6 inch MacBook Air can be left in your bag, but that 13 inch will have to be taken out, and run through their screening tests. So if you travel a lot, you might want to consider that 11.6 inch version over the 13 inch model.

It seems pretty arbitrary to us, but then again, we’re not the ones protecting borders. According to The Mac Observer, “Electronic items smaller than the standard sized laptop should not need to be removed from your bag or their cases. It’s that simple.” It doesn’t really make sense to me. I’m not exactly sure how two inches can make a difference here.

Article Via TUAW

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