Apple is claiming that the new MacBook Air is faster than the previous version, but I say I’ll be the final judge of that. Just strictly comparing the specs of both, it looks like the claim should be true, but everyone knows real-world tests are where it matters the most. Having an 11-inch version of both the 2010 and 2011 versions on hand, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to do a comparison test and see if the claims were true or not.
For this test I ran both through the same four tests:
- Boot time
- App opening speed
- Video importing speed
- Video exporting speed
As I said in my unboxing video, working with video is where it was going to matter the most to me, so now it’s time to see if I made a wise investment. All of the answers are in the video above, let me know your thoughts on the comments below!