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MacBook Air Diary-Day 4: The packaging

After (finally) getting my data migrated over to the MacBook Air (hint: use Ethernet) I took yesterday off to watch the SuperBowl. The MacBook Air was the life of the party I attended and kinda has the "new gadget" novelty that the iPhone first had.
Written by Jason D. O'Grady, Contributor

After (finally) getting my data migrated over to the MacBook Air (hint: use Ethernet) I took yesterday off to watch the SuperBowl. The MacBook Air was the life of the party I attended and kinda has the "new gadget" novelty that the iPhone first had. Typical reactions were "ooh, I want one" and "how much did it cost?"

One thing that Jobs touted about the MacBook Air during Macworld Expo was the diminutive size of the packaging, so I decided to compare the boxes of the MacBook Air, MacBook and MacBook Pro–stacked top to bottom below.

MacBook Air Diary–Day 5: The packaging

The dimensions are as follows:

  • MacBook Air (MBA)–12.25 x 14.25 x 2.25-inches–393 cubic inches
  • MacBook (MB)–15.5 x 14.75 x 3.25–743 cu. in.
  • MacBook Pro (MBP)–16.5 x 15.5 x 3.25–831 cu. in.

Correction: I previously listed the depth of the MBA box incorrectly as 5-inches (it's actually 2.25-inches) which over-stated the volume measurement.

 

 

 

MacBook Air Diary–Day 5: The packaging

As you can see from the photos the MacBook Air box is smaller in overall dimensions than the MBP and MB boxes and is almost half the volume of the MacBook box, which should make the people at Greenpeace a little happier.

 

MacBook Air Diary–Day 5: The packaging

 

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