Apple Mac Book Air, Toshiba AC100 and Samsung N350 in Size Comparison

Posted on 22 November 2010 by

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One of them costs €299, one of them costs €360 and the other, €999. All of them weigh between 867gm and 1060gm. One runs on ARM/Android, one runs on Windows/Intel Atom and the other runs OSX/Intel Core 2 Duo. All are ‘instant’ on.

At the MeeGo conference last week I had the chance to check out the Apple Mac Book Air. I had the lightest Intel Netbook (Samsung N350) and lightest ‘smart’ book (Toshiba AC100) with me at the time. I knew the Apple Mac Book Air (11.6”) was small but I was quite shocked to feel exactly how light it was. Ultra Mobile for me starts at about 1KG and the MBA fits in nicely. Battery life for me starts at 4hrs and the MBA fits in nicely again. Computing power for me must include a full web browser, a desktop OS and some video editing capability. The MBA fits in nicely, again, again!

We need to talk more about the MBA on UMPCPortal and I’ll be looking for a test sample soon so that we can get down to the detail but in the meantime, have a think about portability and capability with these images I took and feel free to comment below. This isn’t your ‘mobile’ ultra mobile PC but it’s a fine competitor to the traditional netbook. Price is a huge factor but in return you get some amazing electronic and design engineering…


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  8. Tokil says:

    i dont care how thin it is because the MBA footprint looks HUGE, are you sure its the 11″?

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  12. John says:

    I know it sounds cliche, but it really looks like comparing a porsche with a Kia coupe of some sort. Holding this 11.6 MBA in my hands at the local Apple Store and playing with the standard iLife/office/iwork programs that were loaded, plus some web surfing, I was laughing with myself for the piece of junk (Asus) that I am using for my mobile needs.

    I don’t care what the specs say, or what some synthetic tests may indicate, but holding and playing with this machine for 15/20 mins convinced me that this gem is at least a couple of generations ahead of anything I have seen in the ultra-mobile space. Pity that this company is so polarizing – what they seem to be doing the last few years has really redefined personal computing by bringing mobility to the forefront. They are not the first in a lot of things they are doing, but very often they are the fist to do it right.

    MBA 11.6”…Now this is the way to do an ultraportable for a keyboard based OS. And this is the way to introduce touch in a point-n-click based OS. Job well done Apple!

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