Monday, December 13, 2010
Posted by Jason Dunn in "Apple Laptops" @ 07:00 AM
This is an unboxing and first impressions video of the Macbook Air 13. This is the maxed-out model has a 2.16 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo CPU, 4 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce 320M GPU, Bluetooth, 802.11b/g/n WiFi. It has no CD/DVD drive, two USB ports, no Ethernet port, a built-in microphone and Webcam, and a headphone jack. The slender (0.11-0.68 inch) profile weighs in at 2.9 pounds. The full specs can be found on the Apple site.
If you're curious about my requirements for my next laptop, you can read my original post that outlines my needs. Since making that post, I've looked at a few Asus and Acer models, but nothing was quite right - or if it was close, it wasn't something I could go see in a store or try out. That's part of the problem you see: at many stores in Canada, only the mainstream laptops are in a place where people can see them. The thinner/lighter/more expensive products are special-order only and dropping $1000+ sight-unseen isn't something I'm keen to do.
Since shooting this video, I've been using the Macbook Air intensely, and there's a lot to like about it. The screen is absolutely superb: it's the best screen I've ever seen on a laptop this size. Wait until you see the benchmarks on the battery life - you may be surprised how accurate Apple's battery life estimates really are! Stay tuned for the full review.
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Jason Dunn owns and operates Thoughts Media Inc., a company dedicated to creating the best in online communities. He enjoys photography, mobile devices, blogging, digital media content creation/editing, and pretty much all technology. He lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada with his lovely wife, his wonderful son Logan, and his sometimes obedient dog. He's felt kind of conflicted about buying the Macbook Air. The conflict has now been resolved.
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