Here we will take a look at the new and exciting MacBook Air, one of the latest editions from Apple and the MacBook family. One of the thinnest and lightest MacBooks that Apple has produced up until now. Right away we see that it has a very interesting configuration of ports and connectivity. Starting with the right side of the MacBook it offers a single USB port, a standard audio out, a mini DVI port for monitor out. On the left side of the unit, it has a mag latch for the power supply of the unit itself.
In general the MacBook Air is very clean and sleek; the surfaces are smooth and well-defined. The very refreshing and unique design allows us, not to worry about all the different ports and configurations that tend to confuse us, or create information overload. If you are a business traveler and need a multiple array of ports to use you can always simply add a multi-device adapter that would accommodate this need.
The MacBook runs the latest version of the Mac OS, which is Leopard, and comes pre-installed with an array of useful gadgets, everything from iTunes, iLife, your Safari Web Browser, as well as Garage Band. Start up time is very quick for most of the applications pre-installed in relation to other laptops on the market today. I found that benchmarks were quicker than I expected. We are really impressed with the performance and the agility that MacBook Air has shown thus far.
Coming in at around 2 pounds and a paper-thin profile, the MacBook Air does hold up to the commercials that show it sliding into a manila folder, it can. The other very interesting item included in the MacBook Air is the multi-touch pad which is very large and easy to use. When comparing this notebook to other closely related notebooks, they don’t even come close to the design or versatility.
The MacBook air being coupled with flash memory storage replaces the traditional hard drive allowing this unit to perform faster and more efficient. Pictures, video, movies and music have all been made simple with flash technology. This also provides a faster application launch and a more stable unit. This was also another reason the MacBook Air is so thin.
The MacBook Air also provides an integrated Face Time camera. This camera is mounted in the very thin bezel right above the display. With the Face Time application, you can make video calls to other Mac devises such as iPhone, iPod touch (with wi-fi connections) and of course video chats. The processing power is provided by Intel Core 2 Duo. This allows for optimal performance while multi-tasking or running more than 6 applications at once. With the Duo Core technology, it allows the processors to alternate jobs, which improve overall performance. The 1.8 GHz processor couple with the 1066 MHz front side bus, allows this unit to outperform anything in its class.
With the NVIDIA GeForce graphics card sporting 320 mb ram, you will view hours of flawless video in full HD. You will enjoy faster frame refresh rates while playing your favorite video games. With iMovie your editing has been made that much easier. Managing movies and photos have been accelerated due to the versatility the graphics card provides.
The overall performance and sleek look of the MacBook Air are probably why it is the best notebook on the market, and the reasons are very clear. This is a notebook that doesn’t need to be sold because, it sells itself. If you are looking for a solution to a notebook problem, MacBook Air is the ticket. Get yours today.