Apple MacBook Air
The Apple MacBook Air is the laptop of extremes. It is the lightest and the slimmest laptop of the Apple range and in the same time it is the slowest laptop of the range. This is the main reason why it is loved by some and hated by others. People who would like to obtain performance from their computer will clearly stay away from it, whereas people who want a light and portable laptop will love it for sure.
The MacBook Air also lacks various features which are standard on other Apple laptops such as Ethernal ports, FireWire ports and multiple USB ports, and so on. In the majority of the cases a light laptop such as the MacBook Air has a very small keyboard and screen. That is not the case when it comes to the MacBook Air, as this computer has a full keyboard and a 13-inch screen. This laptop is only 3 pounds heavy and at its thickest point it measures .76 inches. This is the main reason why many people purchase it and why many people are willing to sacrifice the performance or some of the features which other computers are able to offer. The MacBook Air comes in two versions: one which has a 1.86GHz processor and 120GB 4,200-rpm hard drive, and which costs $1,499 and another one which has a 2.13GHz Core 2 Duo processor and a 128GB solid-state drive and which costs $1,799.
Once again, the reason for the high price is the small weight of the laptop. For the same amount of money you could buy a much better laptop from a performance point of view. The only inconvenient with the more performing laptop is the fact that it is one pound heavier than this one and that it is thicker. The problem with these lightweight and slim MacBook Pro is that they are very bad when it comes to performance. Sure, nowadays they are better than they were in 2008 when they were first released, as their graphics card and processors have been changed, but even so, they are pretty slow. On top of that, they have a single USB 2.0 port, a mini display port and a headphone jack, which is not much at all.
This being said, the choice is yours when it comes to choosing the notebook. You can either get a small and slow laptop or you can get a faster and heavier laptop. It really depends on the type of user you are: if you like performance, the Air is not for you, if you like portability, then it is one of the best choices you can make.
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