At just 2.1-pounds, the new 11.6-inch MacBook Air isn’t only known for its size and price, but blazing fast speed too, thanks to solid state drives. Video after the break. Click here for more pictures. Here’s the bottom line:

Immediately you’ll notice that launching an app is extremely fast on both of these notebooks, thanks to the use of flash storage. Safari launched in a fraction of a second. Other apps were noticeably zippy with loading as well. The 11-inch model comes with either 64-GB or 128-GB flash storage, while its bigger sibling comes with 128 GB or 256 GB.

[via Wired]