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  • New Macbook Air 13" Unboxing [Pics]
    So a new Macbook Air showed up a minute ago at the door. Decided to take a few pics and make some basic observations while unboxing

    Look, it's a box

    What could be inside?

    Apple always has classy packaging

    It looks like every other apple notebook

    Mag strip, papers, ya know

    Macbook Air Software Reinstall Drive

    Admit it, this little thing is badass, forget those ridiculous DVDs

    It's thin

    Really, it's thin (next to 13" Macbook Pro)

    Looks a lot like the 1st generation Macbook Air (same size, feel, ~ weight)
    (I know I know, early adopter fanboy ... )

    Just a couple shots

    It took me a minute to figure out how to turn it on

    The screen IS brilliant

    Review coming someday, this thing is going to be tied up forever transferring on files ...

    This article was originally published in forum thread: New Macbook Air 13" Unboxing [Pics] started by Cody Overcash View original post
    Comments 45 Comments
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      Quote Originally Posted by kickerman65 View Post
      I went all out and got the 13" with the faster processor,4Gb ram, And 256GB SSD. I cant wait!
      I had a war with myself between the 11 and 13 for 3 days before I made my 11" choice... lol. I have a 13" MPB that I"m selling and just wanted something super light and portable. Hell 50% of what I do on it is web and forums.
    1. coloradoxmfan's Avatar
      coloradoxmfan -
      This is seriously a sexy notebook... I cannot wait to get my hands on one at the local Apple store.
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      For anyone doubting the performance of these needs to go play at the Apple store before making a judgement. Watching HD video is stunning... web browsing is lightning fast as my 2.53Ghz MBP. The only thing that will take longer is encoding custom firmware files with Pwnage Tool but since this isn't a daily task no worries.
    1. kickerman65's Avatar
      kickerman65 -
      So this thig is capable of running the latest version of Pwnage tool right? Cause for some reason my hackintosh crashes when trying to make a custom firmware for my iP4.
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      Of course... Macbook Air runs OSX so it's 100% compatible with Pwnage Tool.
    1. kickerman65's Avatar
      kickerman65 -
      I wonder why my hackintosh had problems with only the iP4 firmware. It just crashes the system. I've used it for over a year and it does a 3GS firmware just fine
    1. NArush's Avatar
      NArush -
      Wow, don't need it, but ordering one now...
    1. zeroskater61's Avatar
      zeroskater61 -
      look it's a box...


      The new air does look pretty nice.. Am a windows user but I've been wanting to get myself a Mac for some time now. But don't know if I should go with the MacBook Pro 17"
      or this New MacBook Air 13"

      Cause when it comes down to computers, tv etc. Bigger simply is better (in my case) but idk this 13" Air looks really nice.
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      You know, this comparison of pics reinforves something for me... how thing the Mac Book Pro really is! Yes, I did mean MBP. It is notably thicker than the air, but it still looks quit thin next to the ultra thin air.
    1. cory's Avatar
      cory -
      I have a few questions for you on this. I only have one mac right now but am looking to build a nice hackintosh to create a shared network at home. How does this do with shared data from another computer and do you find the memory size is a hinderance or an advantage?
    1. AnthonyGiola's Avatar
      AnthonyGiola -
      Now that is classy. Thinking I'll be getting one of these to put next to my 8 Core Xeon Mac Pro at home. Its a perfect replacement for my 2 and a half year old MacBook!
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      I hope they adopt the OS flash drive for all of their computers. My last MacBook I sold I went to use the restore disc and it snapped with slight touch.
    1. Fantasigraphic's Avatar
      Fantasigraphic -
      Looks AWESOME! Love the Reinstall Stick.. Love How it came FedEx delivered By Route #408 !!!
    1. EskimoRuler's Avatar
      EskimoRuler -
      Quote Originally Posted by macsoldier View Post
      I would so love it if one showed up at my door
      +1, this mac looks awesome. I definitely want one for school, light weight and running mac os, perfect. and near instant boot time when i come into class late is perfect.
    1. blueblaze4444's Avatar
      blueblaze4444 -
      Looks awesome!
    1. 6309phone's Avatar
      6309phone -
      Why is everyone saying these air computers are so fast? Even my friend that has a Macbook Pro is saying it's fast. It must be the SSD. I'm going to be !!!! if it feels faster than my i7.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Its the flash memory
    1. coolguy742's Avatar
      coolguy742 -
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Quote Originally Posted by 6309phone View Post
      Why is everyone saying these air computers are so fast? Even my friend that has a Macbook Pro is saying it's fast. It must be the SSD. I'm going to be !!!! if it feels faster than my i7.
      For the average user (browsing the net, maybe watching some movies and listening to some music), the limiting factor has been hard drive seek time for a very long time (I would say maybe 5+ years). Dropping an SSD into almost any relatively modern system is going to show a nice performance boost.
    1. TheGrandFinale2001's Avatar
      TheGrandFinale2001 -
      Wow, that's pretty