Monday, October 25, 2010 at 12:01 PM | Posted by kazouz
In a review of Apple’s new MacBook Air, MSNBC believes Apple turned a niche style statement into a mass-friendly option.
The new MacBook Air comes in two sizes, 13.3-inch starting at $1,299 and 11.6-inch starting at $999.
According to MSNBC’s experience, the Air takes 15 seconds to boot on compared to 90 seconds for the MacBook Pro:
“Most virginal computers are refreshingly responsive, but this thing absolutely springs to life,” Rothman reports. “Open the lid from sleep, and in a blink, your screen is ready. A full boot takes 15 seconds—by contrast my very powerful MacBook Pro gets to the login screen in about a minute and a half. While the difference is, in part, due to everything I’ve got jammed into the Pro’s hard drive, the MBA’s solid-state drive does help make my hot rod feel like an old mule.”
Read the full review here.