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MacBook Air Smackdown: Old Vs New (video)

by Jon Rettinger | July 27, 2011July 27, 2011 3:27 pm PST

2011 MBA Vs. 2010 MBA

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!

Jon Rettinger

Jon, perhaps best known by his YouTube alter ego Jon4Lakers, has a love for technology that can never be quenched, no matter how hard he tries. If...