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Old 12-13-2010, 03:00 PM
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Default Apple's Macbook Air 13 (2010 Model) Unboxing & First Impressions

<p><object width="600" height="360" data=";ap=&fmt=18" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="src" value=";ap=&fmt=18" /></object></p><p>This is an unboxing and first impressions video of the Macbook Air 13. This is the maxed-out model has a 2.16 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo CPU, 4 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce 320M GPU, Bluetooth, 802.11b/g/n WiFi. It has no CD/DVD drive, two USB ports, no Ethernet port, a built-in microphone and Webcam, and a headphone jack. The slender (0.11-0.68 inch) profile weighs in at 2.9 pounds.&nbsp;The full specs can be found <a href="" target="_blank">on the Apple site</a>. <MORE /></p><p>If you're curious about my requirements for my next laptop, you can <a href="" target="_blank">read my original post</a> that outlines my needs. Since making that post, I've looked at a few Asus and Acer models, but nothing was quite right - or if it was close, it wasn't something I could go see in a store or try out. That's part of the problem you see: at many stores in Canada, only the mainstream laptops are in a place where people can see them. The thinner/lighter/more expensive products are special-order only and dropping $1000+ sight-unseen isn't something I'm keen to do.</p><p>Since shooting this video, I've been using the Macbook Air intensely, and there's a lot to like about it. The screen is absolutely superb: it's the best screen I've ever seen on a laptop this size. Wait until you see the benchmarks on the battery life - you may be surprised how accurate Apple's battery life estimates really are! Stay tuned for the full review.</p><p>Interested in buying a Macbook Air? Purchase one <a href=";session_token=RcH4LbWIrOr79zla6yfCtBfgXkZ8MTI5MjEyNzg4Mg==" target="_blank">via our affiliate store</a> and help support the work we do here. Thank you!</p><p><em>Jason Dunn owns and operates&nbsp;</em><em><a href="" target="_blank">Thoughts Media Inc.</a></em><em>, a company dedicated to creating the best in online communities. He enjoys&nbsp;</em><em><a href="" target="_blank">photography</a></em><em>, mobile devices,&nbsp;</em><em><a href="" target="_blank">blogging</a></em><em>, digital media content creation/editing, and pretty much all technology. He lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada with his lovely wife, his wonderful son Logan, and his sometimes obedient dog. He's felt kind of conflicted about buying the Macbook Air. The conflict has now been resolved.</em></p><p><em></em><img src="" /></p><p><strong>Do you enjoy using new hardware,&nbsp;<a class="iAs" href="" target="_blank">software</a>&nbsp;and accessories, then sharing your experience with others? Then join us on the&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Thoughts Media Review Team</a>! We're looking for individuals who find it fun to test new gear and give their honest opinions about the experience. It's a volunteer role with some great perks. Interested?&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Then click here for more information.</a></strong></p><p><img src="" /></p>
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