After devoting the last few podcasts to
all things Lion, we turn our attention to hardware—specifically, the
MacBook Air and
Mac mini updates that were announced the same day Mac OS X Lion arrived. Because these days, it all circles back to Lion.
Editorial director Jason Snell shares his thoughts on the MacBook Air, while senior editor Dan Frakes does likewise with the Mac mini. And Macworld Lab director James Galbraith sits in to tell us about how all the new models performed in our tests.
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You can read all about how the Core i5 processors in the MacBook Air push those laptops to new performance heights in our
report on MacBook Air benchmarks. Macworld Lab has also been busy testing some
build-to-order Airs powered by Core i7 chips. Be sure to read Jason Snell’s
MacBook Air review to see why the new models earned a very rare -rating.
As for the Mac mini, the
Lab report details huge speed gains for the new models. And Dan Frakes weighs in with his
review of Apple’s smallest desktop.
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