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MacBook Air: delivery, unboxing photos [u]

updated 08:45 pm EST, Fri February 1, 2008

Unboxing the MacBook Air

In addition to the teardown photos posted earlier, we have some delivery and unboxing photos of Apple's new MacBook Air, which arrive at the San Francisco's flagship store via DHL on Friday morning (but were not available for a few hours thereafter). The box included the smaller 45W power adapter along with two micro-DVI adapters (DVI and VGA). Apple's USB-to-Ethernet Adapter also arrived along with the special external USB SuperDrive.

by MacNN Staff



  1. Constable Odo

    Joined: Dec 1969



    My life is now complete. There's nothing else left to see.

  1. rytc

    Joined: Dec 1969



    has too much time on their hands if they are photographing the truck carrying the boxes

  1. chris_conrad

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Trackpad Problem

    I went to the Apple Store in Madison, WI today. They had 4 AirBooks. 2 with HDs and 2 with SSDs. All four had a problem with their trackpads, though! You needed to use two hands to get it to work. Left hand somewhere on the case, right hand on the trackpad. Very weird, very disappointing. One employee said they must've been damaged in shipping. Another said it might be a grounding problem. Huh? This is not good.

  1. lamewing

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Not quite right

    I played with one today and I just am not impressed. Hmmm, let me say I am very impressed by how thin it!!!

    BUT...I had hoped for a real replacement for my 12" powerbook. While this thing is thin, it is too wide and too "sharp" on the edges.

    Nice computer, but I had hoped for an intel 12" (or smaller) system or tablet system.

    I have fallen in love with the tiny 10" systems I was exposed to in Japan...some with 8 - 12 hours of light usage, or 6+ with heavy usage.

    No reason to replace the 12" powerbook yet.

    Maybe next time Apple.

  1. RiquiScott

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Video Adapters Included?

    So the DVI and VGA adapters come in the box now? I could have sworn that when I first went to the configurator on the Apple site, they were $19 options.

    I can understand making the modem an option, but Apple should probably toss the Ethernet adapter in the box as well. I can't remember the last time I needed a dial-up connection, but wired Ethernet comes in handy a few times a year - enough that I'd buy the adapter just on spec.

  1. marmotton

    Joined: Dec 1969


    My review

    I have tried one of those at the Apple store in NJ today.

    Two issues: 1. the Apple key is 4 keys away from the left, instead of 3, as on my desktop keyboard . What is the "fn" function key for? Very confusing. 2. The screen is horrible!!! I just cannot stand these glossy screens. For me that is the one show-stopper. I need a matte screen.

    Otherwise the laptop was very snappy. Performance was great except that it easily choked on 1080p quicktime videos. The weight is very light, the thin body makes you forget that it is longer than the 12" Powerbook by a good inch (depth is about the same)

    I agree with "lamewing" that the Powerbook 12" remains the best travel laptop. We still use it professionally for that purpose. If it was just as fast or as thin as the Powerbook Air, though....

  1. sachxn

    Joined: Dec 1969


    not my way

    I am not the one who can spend $1800 on looks only.


  1. MacnnGregor

    Joined: Dec 1969



    What is the "fn" key?!!??! Have you ever seen a MacBook?

    Anyway I agree with lamewing in that I'd go for anything less than 12." Foot print is as important to me as thinness and weight.

    I actually think that black cover for the video adaptors are what I would find a great size. And the rounded matte black edges would also make it perfect. I want a ultraportable that fits with my paperback books or fits in my overcoat pockets. THAT is ultraportable and it looks doable with the tech that I saw in the breakdown photos. I also don't need a full keyboard on the road.

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