Unboxing The New MacBook Air

I put my MacBook Pro up for sale and got a taker pretty quickly, so I ordered a new MacBook Air. It’s the 11″, 4 gig RAM, 128 gig SSD model. I decided on the Air, even though it’s a little lower powered compared to the Pros, because it’s small enough to travel with on the motorcycle. My current travel computer has been a Acer Aspire One netbook, and while it’s been ok in that role, having a full featured Mac would be a lot better.

It came in this evening, and once I finished my homework I got started unboxing it and getting it set up. It really is small, but it feels a lot more solid than the netbook. I got the basics done this evening, OS configured, browser and mail clients set up, and MS Office installed. One thing I can say is that even though it’s got relatively low clock speed processor, it does not feel sluggish. I’m attributing a lot of that to the SSD, but even at that low of a clock rate the Core i5 processor is still plenty powerful enough for everything I’ve thrown at it so far.