Great video, could you test the SSD speed please?
Great comparisons! Would it be possible to run a stress test or something similar to gauge how the fan noise compares? The new MBAs got the asymmetrical fan blades like the retina MBP so it would be interesting to see if the fan noise has gone down.
I figured the cpu performance wouldn't be that much better, and the ssd performance also.
What I'm curious about is usb3 and the intel hd4000.
A test I would like to see is how good will it run while playing a light game(Portal 2, LoL, Minecraft, etc) and recording the screen with Quicktime or something else.
If it still lags like crazy as does my 2011 air, then its not worth upgrading to me.
EDIT: Btw, nice video!
No clue you were on these forums, you were one of the people that helped me get my air last year!
Have you noticed any difference as far as the heat outputs goes? Is the new i5 cooler than the old i5 (or than the new i7)?
Its a Toshiba I believe - 'TS128E'. The last revisions (2011 MBA's) had a mixture of Samsung and Toshiba. Not sure if its the case this time too.
If so, the Samsungs were faster in the last one...
Downloading the app to test the speed for the SSD - will report soon.
Fan and noise comparisons would be great.
What laptop are you using now for your main machine? You seemed fond of the rMPB as well.
Controllers aside, larger SSDs are always faster.