New 11" i5 MacBook Air Unboxing, 1st Bootup & Geekbench!

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  1. MacHead04, Jul 20, 2011
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    MacHead04 macrumors member

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    Went all around town hunting a new MacBook Air down..Apple Store Victoria Gardens & Brea said none for sale until tomorrow along with the Mac Minis. Pasadena had them in stock but couldn't sell until tomorrow because the SKUs hadn't hit the computers yet.

    Talked to the manager for a while who was a really cool dude and ended up forcing the SKU in and doing an old school transaction letting me pick one up today.

    Specs:
    11.6" Display
    1.6GHz Core i5 CPU
    4GB RAM
    128GB SSD

    Here's the unboxing:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWzRqV1Fyw4

    Here's the first boot up & setup
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mn7SJuA6V_E

    Geekbench 64-bit
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1uej8A8Vng

    Runs great so far..Really enjoying OSX Lion :) Should have a few more videos tomorrow including:

    *Updated*

    Final Cut Pro X - Now up http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iX0PNn-nrI
    Photoshop Speed Test
    Gaming
    Hooking up to a 27" iMac as a Display - now live http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bVOssjlsGY

    Enjoy!

    Jonathan
     
  2. Mase2000 macrumors newbie

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    Congrats on the early purchase!

    Can you post more detailed results of your benchmarking?

    Thanks!
     
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  5. mscofield macrumors member

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    Congrats and great vids!
    I'm thinking about the 11" model, but still waiting for some i5 vs i7 reviews/benchmarks.
    Could you perhaps make some vids about Lion's fullscreen feature?

    Cheers
     
  6. Oppressed macrumors 65816

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    Can I throw in a request for WoW and/or SC2? If you don't have them there are demos available.
     
  7. clactonlad macrumors member

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    Thanks for the videos, appreciate it! I also have a request for a video, can you see how long it takes handbrake to convert a movie to m4v/mp4?

    Thanks :)
     
  8. BigCanoe macrumors 6502

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    Cool, thanks! How will it run WoW connected to that 27"?
     
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    I have a request for battery life info!

    I just want to know how long the battery lasts. I know Laptop Mag already did one, but I was hoping for a few results to get a better understanding of what to expect. :)
     
  10. opera57 macrumors 6502

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    The Geekbench score is very impressive! I think my 3.06ghz iMac only gets around 4k! [​IMG]
     
  11. NutsNGum macrumors 68030

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    Your videos are consistently among the best Mac-related videos I've seen on YouTube.
     
  12. ronin510 macrumors member

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    Can you go into Activity Monitor (Applications>Utilities>Activity Monitor) and tell us how many CPU graphs it has under the CPU tab>CPU Usage?

    People have been arguing whether it has Turbo Boost and HyperThreading. If it shows 2 CPUs then no HT, 4 CPUs then yes.

    Thanks!
     
  13. JusChexin macrumors member

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    I'd also love to hear your personal use experience with the battery life and heat output of the 2011 11" MBA :)
     
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    4
     
  15. striker33 macrumors 65816

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    Could you possibly report on what SSD you got?

    Like the model no.

    Cheers.
     
  16. yanksrock100 macrumors 6502a

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    great videos....as always jon!

    i subbed...need my daily tech fast ;)
     
  17. MacHead04 thread starter macrumors member

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    There is hyperthreading :D If you watch my FCPX Video I talk about it and show it in there:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iX0PNn-nrI

    Really appreciate it dude :)

    I'll be testing it all weekend and be sure to include that info the in the full review would should be out early next week!

    No problem! I'll def be testing handbrake so look out for a video soon!

    I'll see if I can get to them but if not I'll for sure have a couple gaming videos tomorrow :)
     
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