MacBook Air Smackdown: 2011 vs. 2010

December 28, 2011 - Comment

MacBook Air Smackdown: 2011 vs. 2010 (New vs Old) For more tech reviews and news, check us out at: www.technobuffalo.com Follow Us on Twitter www.twitter.com Like Us on Facebook: www.facebook.com Check Us Out on Google + bit.ly Apple is claiming that the new MacBook Air is faster than the previous version, but I say I’ll

MacBook Air Smackdown: 2011 vs. 2010 (New vs Old) For more tech reviews and news, check us out at: www.technobuffalo.com Follow Us on Twitter www.twitter.com Like Us on Facebook: www.facebook.com Check Us Out on Google + bit.ly Apple is claiming that the new MacBook Air is faster than the previous version, but I say I’ll be the final judge of that. Just strictly comparing the specs of both, it looks like the claim should be true, but everyone knows real-world tests are where it matters the most. Having an 11-inch version of both the 2010 and 2011 versions on hand, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to do a comparison test and see if the claims were true or not. For this test I ran both through the same four tests: Boot time App opening speed Video importing speed Video exporting speed As I said in my unboxing video, working with video is where it was going to matter the most to me, so now it’s time to see if I made a wise investment. All of the answers are in the video above, let me know your thoughts on the comments below!
Video Rating: 4 / 5

Comments

congenti says:

@MegaDannyHawkins Ok, cool.

MegaDannyHawkins says:

im getting a ipad 2 tomarrow

DjDuel911 says:

wait… im only now realising that the macbook air boots up really fast… i mean its like it doesnt even boot, it just starts. WOW

DjDuel911 says:

DUDE PLEASE UNBOX.REVIEW THE SONY VAIO E SERIES 2011 (PLEASE!!!)

xAarz says:

@epicblackhawk no but there is a 80 dollar extrat usb drive

candcbrewer says:

Why in the world wouldn’t you compare exactly configured OS, including no apps set to auto boot. That really makes these comparisons suspect.

NyGiant123 says:

@epicblackhawk unfortunately no

Css0999 says:

I think the 2010 has a Samsung SSD, and the 2011 has a Toshiba SSD. Just putting that in there. Good video.:)

epicblackhawk says:

Does either one have a CD/DVD drive I’m saving up for a Mac so…

solobackpacking says:

Transcoding using GPU is about 5x to 10x faster on a GPU then CPU.
But unfortunately only supported on high end GPUs on Windows laptops.

TheItechster says:

@ApeironArcana Thank you 🙂

ApeironArcana says:

@TheItechster Left: 2010. Right: 2011 :)

TheItechster says:

hang on…which one is the 2011 one and which one is the 2010 one? both look soooo identical :/ !!!

newt0nXBL says:

The OS does a RAM check on boot. The one with the larger RAM (ie the 2011) will always loose on boot!

Fanatic4Apple says:

i have a macbook pro XD

iheartpaintballing says:

@LNHSKH i would say snow if u have the newest version of it but the lion is better at certain things

LNHSKH says:

Apart from speed which is better snow or lion?

prs907 says:

Sadly Snow Leopard is far faster than Lion..*sigh*

broli720 says:

@AkonRobinho I think u need a netbook. I mean you’re only in 10th grade…

njoygod says:

who cares about this comparison, apples to oranges. This might be relevant if the macbook air 2010 had Lion. Who’s going to NOT upgrade to Lion??

kingcartwright says:

Snow Leopard is much faster than Lion

08indigo08 says:

I have a macbook air

v00rtex says:

unprofessional video.

drewkypoons says:

@AkonRobinho If you’re just using it for notes and not very advanced applications get the Macbook Air

antonspi says:

let me get this right macbook pro is a mac pro to go and macbook air is imac to go right?

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