Unboxing the Apple MacBook Air 11.6″ Wherein I present unboxing pictures (slide show) of my special ordered Apple MacBook Air 11.6″, complete with cameos by my MacBook Pro 13″, iPad, iPhone 4, and Acer Aspire 1410 – enjoy :) Advertisements Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Related 8 thoughts on “Unboxing the Apple MacBook Air 11.6″” Add yours Wow, thanks for posting these. I’ve been looking forward to them. I’ll be interested to get your impressions on performance Reply I special ordered a 1.6 GHz model with 4 GB RAM and 128 GB SSD. I switched from a MacBook Por 13″, 2.53 GHz model with 4 GB and a 128 GB SSD. Frankly, I don’t notice any difference. Screen resolution is similar, the MBA’s GPU is faster than my 1 year-old’s MBP (possibly offsetting the slower CPU), and I loose maybe 1.5 hour of battery life and the optical drive (which I rarely use) but gain tons of portability. If you ever use a Mac with an SSD, you’ll never go back to one with an HDD. After picking up my MPB, I upgraded my Mac mini (2.53 GHz, 4 GB RAM) to a 128 GB SSD as well. I think the 11.6′ form factor is the sweet spot for me (hence my Aspire 1410 PC), and I’ve been longing for a Mac that size for a long time. My primary Macs have been a PowerBook G4 12″ (Rev B, 1 GHz), a MacBook 13″ (Rev A, l.6 GHz Core Duo), a MacBook Air (Rev. A, 1.6 GHz, HDD), the aforementioned MBP 13″, and now the MBA 11.6″. Reply Do you ever stop to think about how your thoughts and interests on this Friday morning are reaching a random guy in Houston while he sits at his desk working? Your life has affected mine! Sorry for the philisophical moment. Great post, Myriam. I love your work and have the utmost intrigue and respect for your opinions on tech. You are easily my favorite engadget analyst and I just felt compelled to tell you that today! Keep doin’ what your doin’ and I’ll keep readin’! Reply Thank you :) Reply Those pics from the n8 are phenomenal! Reply Great pictures, what camera are you using? Reply I used my Nokia N8 for these pics. Reply WOW Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.