Played with the Macbook Air 2.0

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by ercanbas, Oct 22, 2008.

  1. ercanbas macrumors regular

    Feb 15, 2008
    So the Willowbrook Mall store in Wayne, NJ had the Macbook Air 2.0 but not on display. Since a few of the staff members know me well, they let me play with one as they did with the new Macbook when it was not on display yet. My review:

    I opened up three youtube videos and it worked like a charm and it wasn't as hot as my 1.6 MBA was and the fan didn't turn on once. I also tested out a 1080p trailer and it worked like a charm, not the least bit of lag or choppiness. Things seems quite snappier video wise and expose was smooth when I had many windows open including youtube. I did not notice any cosmetic changes. I wanted to get video of it but I felt that would have been pushing it. The only mistake I made was forgetting to ask about the specs but I did confirm that it was the MBA 2.0 by checking the slot door for the display port. I can't wait until I get my new MBA 2.0! You are all about to fall in love all over again!

    Will gladly answer any questions.

    UPDATE: Forgot to mention, the screen was just as gorgeous as the original MBA. I am glad it did not change as I personally think MBA's are the winners when it comes to screens.
  2. aleni macrumors 68020

    Jun 2, 2006
  3. zer0tails macrumors 65816


    Mar 23, 2008
    thanks for the review!

    was this the ssd or hdd model? I'm actually amazed that you ran a 1080 video without it stuttering.

    how did you feel about heat?
  4. ercanbas thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 15, 2008
    Like I said, I forgot to ask about which model it was :( (Sorry) As far as heat, it produced some but definitely much less than the first gen.
  5. O. Frabjous-Dey macrumors regular

    Dec 6, 2006
    Wow, awesome. Thanks for the review.

    An Air is the last thing I need, but with all the video and heat problems fixed it's gonna be hard to keep my wallet shut!
  6. Cheffy Dave macrumors 68030

    Cheffy Dave

    Feb 5, 2007
    Sunny Florida, on the Gulf Coast in Homosassa Fl
    IMHO, three Killer lappies, MB,MBP, and MBA! You gotta love :apple:;)
  7. nawoo macrumors regular

    Feb 3, 2008
    that's cuz the nvidia 9400m is taking the video processing workload off the processor. niceeee
  8. chewbaccacabra macrumors regular


    Mar 20, 2008
  9. Harmush macrumors 6502a


    Sep 21, 2008
    does sound good.
    the good graphics and the size is the winning factor for me.

    i shall start saving now lol.
  10. costabunny macrumors 68020


    May 15, 2008
    Weymouth, UK
    Awesome - Cant wait to get my paws on the new one... :)
  11. foodcoma macrumors member

    Jan 31, 2008
  12. Y2JDMBFAN macrumors regular

    Sep 18, 2007

    Did they happen to mention when they would be getting any stock of these?


  13. Gee4orce macrumors regular

    Jan 12, 2004
    Now all they need to do is drop the price by 30% and they'll have a runaway success on their hands.
  14. funkyc macrumors regular


    Sep 20, 2008
    lets hope the new air fixes all the old problems
    i smell a new laptop for me if they do ;)
  15. funkyc macrumors regular


    Sep 20, 2008
    what's the touchpad thingy like?
    is it like the new ones?
    four fingers work?
  16. ercanbas thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 15, 2008
    Touchpad was the same. Four finger swipe either wasn't there or maybe was just disabled. I wish I went prepared with a list of what to look for. Sorry guys.
  17. koobcamuk macrumors 68040


    Oct 23, 2006
  18. glitch44 macrumors 65816

    Feb 28, 2006
    out of curiosity-- what was the 1080p trailer?
  19. ercanbas thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 15, 2008
    Yes but Safari was snappy even with the first gen. It's funny, I also played with the new Macbooks and the MBA still seems snappier.
  20. ercanbas thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 15, 2008
    Transporter 3
  21. aleni macrumors 68020

    Jun 2, 2006
    lol, where is this "snappier safari" phenomenon comes from?
  22. NorCalLights macrumors 6502a

    Apr 24, 2006
    Back when we were getting updates to 10.1 and 10.2 the big user benchmark was how much "snappier" Safari felt. Now it's just a joke. Shows you how far OSX has come.
  23. ercanbas thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 15, 2008
    I read this twice and still can't figure out if your praising or bashing OSX lol.
  24. bobbleheadbob macrumors 6502a


    Feb 6, 2007
    This is what I've been trying to figure out, too. I've been playing with the new trackpads on the new 15" MBPs at the store and love them. If the new MBA has the glass trackpad where the whole pad is the button, then I might be able to talk myself into one. If not, then that would be a real bummer.
  25. ageha macrumors regular

    Jan 30, 2008
    It still has the old trackpad. Apple doesn't have the engineering capabilities to remove the button.

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