New laptop from Apple poses no danger and can be freely carried inside the airport. 11-inch MacBook Airs get approved TSA (Transportation Security Administration), an American transportation security organization.
The reason for this exception to the general rule for laptops is that the new Macbook Air for TSA attributed (due to its size and other characteristics) not to laptops, but rather to netbooks (which she diligently denies Apple), and such small electronic devices are allowed to be carried in portable cases completely freely, while you have to get a laptop out of the case and demonstrate it at the checkpoint.
Owners of a new device may not be separated from their pet for a minute, while owners of other laptops or fairly large game consoles are forced to spend unbearably long seconds watching their pet suffer, illuminated by x-rays on a conveyor belt.
This is for the 11" model only. If you are the lucky owner of a 13" Air, then you may be required to demonstrate your pet.