At approximately 3:30 this afternoon, all productive activity in our home came to a halt due to a delivery. Yes, after all the research and anticipation and waiting, the stork brought us a brand new baby, 11.8 inches long and weighing 2.3 pounds (1.06 kg).
It came in a very small shipping box.
(Unboxing and comparison photos after the jump.)
The interior box was even smaller.
And inside that was the Great Wonder itself, the 11-inch MacBook Air, which turns out to be just about the same size as two DVD cases laid side by side.
At its front edge, it’s quite a bit thinner than a DVD case. (The black-and-white item behind the laptop is the box it came in.)
The rear edge is almost exactly the same thickness as the DVD case.
It really is an engineering marvel. It’s absolutely solid, light as a cloud, exudes quality, and is noiseless while operating. (Pear for size comparison. We did have apples, but apples are so variable in size — they don’t make good comparators.)
Here’s the collection: 24-inch iMac in back, 15-inch MacBook Pro on the bottom, 11-inch MacBook Air on top of it, and atop the Air is an iPod Touch.
My wife is now huddled over her new baby, madly installing programs and customizing to her heart’s content. I confess to being just a little bit envious. However, I would like to point out that our cat prefers my 15-inch MacBook Pro to the new baby.
I don’t think she’ll give her stamp of approval to that tiny little laptop. Not enough heat.