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MacBook Air Smackdown: Old Vs New (video)

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!


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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...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...


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