Intro to MacBook Air
It’s hard to imagine Apple making any mistakes or missteps with their laptop line anytime soon, and a lot of that has to do with the incredible success of their MacBook Air line of powerhouse compact machines.
The original “ultrabook”, the MacBook Air has absolutely transformed the way that the technology world looks at laptops, and has forced engineers all over the planet to try and build smaller, more compact, more efficient, and more powerful components to shrink the form factor of laptops as much as possible without sacrificing the “juice” they pump out.
This is an absolute modern marvel of engineering, and there’s just no way around it.
Unfortunately, for whatever reason, a lot of the glow surrounding the MacBook Air product line has started to fade a little bit.
But by the time you have finished reading this MacBook Air review, you’ll see that they are still (and will be for some time) right up with the best of the best when it comes to laptops today.
There just isn’t any machine out there that looks anything like a product produced by Apple.
Sure, Samsung continues to produce pretty high quality products. And yes, HTC absolutely smashed it out of the park when it comes to their flagship mobile phone. It might even be true that Sony continues to pump out absolutely beautiful pieces of technology…
… But none of them (NONE of them) can come close to the high-end styling and industrial design that Apple has been responsible for over the last 10 years or more.
Their devices are beautiful to look at and to handle, and the new MacBook Air is no exception.
Razor thin (almost impossibly thin) with a screen that looks unbelievably lifelike (even better than high definition), you just can’t go wrong with the new MacBook Air.
Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for the hardware that the latest generation of MacBook Air laptops are taking advantage of.
Using the latest Intel Core i5 processors (for the most part), they are now switching from discrete graphics like you’ll find in the MacBook Pro line to integrated graphics (the “Iris” chipset, to be specific), and they just aren’t quite as powerful as they used to be.
Apple has never been a company about the bleeding edge of hardware or performance, though, so this is to be expected. On top of that, these devices are still amazingly fast and can keep up with just about anything else out there – why looking fantastic at the exact same time!
What can be said about Apple design that hasn’t been already?
There is no other company on the planet that can come close to what they do, and the MacBook Air is considered by many to be the pinnacle of their excellence in industrial design.
Compact, angular, and manufactured out of a single block of aluminum, it’s an amazing feat of modern engineering that hasn’t ever been duplicated.
MacBook laptops are notoriously expensive, and the MacBook Air laptop line definitely doesn’t shy away from those expectations.
However, it’s cheaper now than it ever was before (depending upon the model that you pick up $1000 or more cheaper), so you are really getting a pretty fantastic deal.
On top of that, there isn’t anything else on the planet quite like it.
If you are looking for a drop dead gorgeous powerhouse machine that feels lighter than air and looks almost invisible, the MacBook Air is the only laptop for you.
Hopefully this quick MacBook Air review has helped you realize that!