MacBook Air: a few months later

Well It has been a couple months of constant use, and the hype is all gone over the MacBook Air, so what do I think of it now???

IT IS GREAT!!!

Specs for the machine I have:
CPU: 1.83GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
RAM: 2GB
HDD: 80GB

ok, ok, let me go through the Pros and Cons.

Pros:
– Extremely portable
– Great battery life
– Very light weight

Cons:
– Only 1 USB port

What it is for:
– Writing
– Email
– Web surfing
– Light business applications
– Travel
– Simple graphics editing

What it is NOT for:
– Video editing
– Advanced photo editing
– Virtual Machines

When it is all said and done, this is a great machine FOR ITS INTENDED USE. A lot of reviews were negative because the reviewers were morons and somehow thought this machine would perform like a $5000 17" MacBook Pro. When you look at this machine for what it is, a super portable and lightweight laptop, it does a great job. I use the machine as my main laptop at work. It is so nice to be able to just pick it up and take it anywhere on campus with no trouble. It’s a productivity booster if you figure you can have your laptop with you at all times. I really have not had any issues with this machine as my main machine, and that is saying a lot since I switched to this machine from a top of the line 17" MacBook Pro. I would say for being Apple’s first contender in this space, it is a HUGE success, despite some of the asinine reviews I have seen. “no optical drive :(” my response to that is , it’s 2008 get a clue.

I still think it’s amazing they were able to cram everything they did into this machine.

UPDATE: they just did a price cut on the SSD for the Air. Apple Store

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