Fellow Top Geek contestant Liza Shulyayeva has just posted a ‘damn you Jason’ article because my ‘bad influence’ resulted in her picking up a shiny new MacBook Air. Sorry Liza, but you were warned to stay away from the Perth Apple Store. Since picking up the MacBook Air, I really haven’t looked back.
There is no doubt in my mind, the 13” 128GB, 2011 MacBook Air is the best laptop I have ever owned. Weighing in at just over 1kg, it’s thin and lighter than pretty much every other laptop on the market. Forget OSX, it’s awesome hardware, even for a Windows lover.
I currently boot between Windows 7 and the Windows 8 developer preview, while working the SD card slot for photo uploads from the 500D. The 2011 version of the MacBook Air does see a maturation of the ultra-thin platform. It still amazes me that Apple were able to approach Intel and tell them there chip was too big to fit in their design and Intel then redeveloped it specifically for the MBA.
Prior to this year’s Tech.Ed conference, I knew I was going to need the extra horsepower of a Core i5 and battery life available in the latest model, so A$1399 I got the latest ultrabook. The Samsung Series 9 is about the only other Ultrabook on the market, but at nearly $1000 more, it’s a no brainer to pick up a MacBook Air, even if you’re a Windows user.
I seriously need to work out a way of collecting commission from Apple for the MacBook Air’s I’m selling.
More info @ Liza.id.au