MacBook Air Review: Miracle @ 11-Inch

December 4, 2010 | by

At just 11-inch the brand new MacBook Air happens to be an awe-inspiring tool that has been marvelously infrastructured. Keeping pace with its nomenclature it has been designed and engineered to be astonishingly slim and light.

This is very well the first really tiny Apple laptop ever since the 12-inch PowerBook went extinct. If given a thought, Apple MacBook Air may attract consumers away from iPad. The reason behind this can be justified easily by the fact that unlike iPad, MacBook Air is efficient enough to perform each and everything that a full-sized Mac does.


  • CPU and Graphics: 1.4GHz Core 2 Duo processor, Nvidia GeForce 320M GPU
  • Memory and Storage: 2GB RAM, 64GB flash storage
  • Display: 11.6-inch (1366×768)
  • Battery Life: Approx. 4 hours with continuous browsing at 50% brightness
  • Weight: 2.3 lbs
  • Ports: 2 USB, Mini DisplayPort, headphone/mic jack

But as it seems the specs do have little bearing on reality, that is as far as the user experience is concerned. Day in day out, it has been remarkable journey and the gadget is indeed well equipped. C’mon this is a legit Mac, and if everyday usage is what you are counting, it runs pretty perfectly. Even if it is placed as the only computer for a week in place of a 15-inch Pro, it shows reasonable performance. A count as large as 20 browser tabs and it works quite fine, IM client, chat client, mail app, iTunes, text editor, Twitter all run simultaneously and that also seamlessly. No notable slowdowns. As a matter of fact apps open quite alike on Red Bull and methamphetamines. Well, the weak-sauce CPU does only punch through reality as and when you get to deal with video or editing photos. In fact if you’re watching 1080p YouTube videos or HD Netflix, it obviously infers that you’ll be quite likely mono tasking (and that’s with the GPU helping out). If you are on with editing RAW photos or may be you are dealing with iMovie, then let me tell you it happens to be largely an exercise in masochism, though—and this what makes it different from an iPad.


  • Gives a Great Look and Feel
  • Display Quality is Remarkably Good
  • Keyboard is quite comfortable
  • Light weight gives the extra edge
  • Magnificent Design makes it an Eye-Candy


Battery Life may not be up to the mark

Not meant for heavy work

Raw storage space for independent usage is just a handful – 48GB

So, what do you think? Would you like to try one just for fun? Well, this sort of fun comes at a price, but nevertheless quality comes along with the tag. Most likely, you can bag it after shedding a $999.


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