At today’s Ignite Portland planning lunch, Raven brought his wife Mara’s MacBook Air – the one he ordered from her from the expo floor at Macworld, immediately after it was announced in Steve Jobs’ keynote.
We’ve all be following the shipping and arrival date vicariously through Twitter, and yesterday morning, it arrived.
Somehow, Raven was able to convince his wife to let it out of her sight, and brought it to show off at lunch today. Todd snapped this pic of me with it, and I have
a bunch more I’ll upload soon, as well as pics posted below, and a short video tour I’ll upload soon.
It really is an amazing computer. It’s only marginally thicker than an iPhone, and it’s almost sharp on the edges, where the bezel is so thin. I was impressed by the keyboard, and how bright the LED-backlit display is. Raven says that it puts out almost no heat at all, and says he and Mara are happy with the performance.
My favorite feature after drooling for 30 seconds? The magnetic closure. There’s no button or slide or hook or latch to open it. You just lift the edge of the screen, and it opens smoothly. Like butter. 😉
Here are the rest of the pictures, which you can also view in this photoset on Flickr (full size images are available – just click “all sizes” on the one you’re interested in).