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New Macbook Air: 1st Boot & Initial Impressions

by Winston Sih | October 22, 2010October 22, 2010 8:35 pm PST

The new MacBook Air is here and we have a first overview and first boot of the 11.6″  model from Jon Rettinger. He goes over the computer, boot it up and shows you his initial impressions.

For your assistance, below is a comparison chart of both 11.6″ and 13.3″ models. (courtesy, TechnoBuffalo’s own 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