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Macbook Air (2010) 1st Impressions – Is it For You?

In what had to be the longest refresh cycles ever for a Mac (today was day number 500), the MacBook Air didn’t only get refreshed today, but it got a second model.  Available immediately, the thinnest Mac comes in both 11.6-inch and 13.3-inch flavors with a price range of $999 to $1599.

In this video, Jon Rettinger takes a look at whether this computer is for you.

(Chart below courtesy Sean P. Aune)

MacBook Air 11.6-Inch Model

2010 MacBook Air 11.6-inch model

The display on this model will have a pixel size of 1366X768.  Battery life will clock in at five hours for wireless Web use, and it has 30 days of standby.

64GB Model 128GB Model
Processor 1.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 1.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
RAM 2GB 2GB
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics
Base Price $999 $1199
Price with 4GB of RAM $1099 $1299

MacBook Air 13.3-Inch Model

2010 MacBook Air 13.3-inch model

The display on this model will have a pixel size of 1440 X 900.  Battery life will clock in at seven hours for wireless Web use, and it has 30 days of standby.

128GB Model 256GB Model
Processor 1.86GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 1.86GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
RAM 2GB 2GB
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics
Base Price $1299 $1599
Price with 4GB of RAM $1399 $1699