Macbook Air Review
The personal computer has come a long way since Edmund Berkeley’s Simon was introduced in 1950. Year by year the computers became more powerful, easier to use and better looking. Just think about what computer you used to own not further than ten years ago and compare it to the computers that we find on the market today. The evolution is just incredible.
In the few years that passed, people have been traveling a lot. Business travels, pleasure travels, holidays, everywhere they would go they wanted to take a computer with them for various purposes. From presentations for business associates to checking and updating your Facebook account, everything could be done from a notebook computer. The notebooks have evolved a lot in the latest 5 years. They offer incredible performance as well as battery lifetime and this is one of the reasons why people are buying so many of them. But not all the notebooks are the same. On a market where every computer is produced without a bit of soul and passion, Apple comes with an incredible product: the Macbook Air, and this Macbook Air Review will show you everything there is to know about this incredible computer.
The first Macbook Air was a 13.3-inch notebook and was introduced to the public in early 2008 as the world’s thinnest notebook. Having only 0.76-inch at its thickest point, the Macbook Air was at the time the incontestable leader. Despite it’s reduced thickness, the Macbook Air offered great performance. The 1.6GHz or 1.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor together with the 2 GB DDR2 SDRAM main memory, the Intel GMA X3100 graphic card using 144MB DDR2 SDRAM shared memory and the 80GB hard disk or 64GB solid-state drive as well as the integrated AirPort Extreme wireless networking card and Bluetooth technology, made from the thin Macbook Air a notebook desired by almost everybody. But the reduced thickens had its disadvantages. Because the SuperDrive and the Ethernet port were thicker than the notebook, these could not be mounted on the Macbook Air. To solve this issue, Apple put up for sale an external SuperDrive and an USB to Ethernet Adapter.
Today’s Macbook Air, apart from the great looking design, has even better performance and a surprise in the form of a 11.6-inch notebook. The new notebook, although a lot smaller than the classic 13.3-inch model, has almost the same performance as the bigger notebook. The 11.6-inch Macbook Air has a 1.4GHz or 1.6GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2GB or 4GB DDR3 SDRAM, 64GB or 128GB solid-state drive and a Nvidia GeForce 320M graphic card with 256MB shared memory. This small notebook also has integrated AirPort Extreme wireless networking card, Bluetooth and 2 USB 2.0 ports. With a 1.86GHz or 2.13GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor and a 128GB or 256GB solid state disk plus a SD card slot, the 13.3-inch Macbook Air is not much different from its little brother.
If you want to buy a Macbook Air you have to know that the starting price for a 11.6-inch Macbook Air is $999.00 while for the bigger model the price starts at $1,299.00.
In the hope that this Macbook Review showed you all you needed to know about this fantastic notebook, I wish you all the best.11