Sunday, January 9, 2011 at 4:38PM
I have just spent a week traveling with a MacBook Air 13 inch in my bag. For those of you unfamiliar with this little beauty, we are talking about one of the lightest, thinest laptop computers ever created as a consumer product. Leaving beauty and elegance aside for a moment, what is amazing about this baby is that you don't even notice you have a computer with you until the moment you need it. The machine weighs about 1.3 kg, is super thin (1.7 cm at its thickest point) but once on you notice that the screen real estate is identical to the MacBook Pro 15 inch. The fact that it only contains flash storage means your bootup time is cut to a minimum and starting Word or Excel, which can otherwise take forever, is now a matter of a couple of seconds. No compromise as far as the keyboard is concerned: we're talking full size here. I won't attempt to edit a movie or do much music production on this baby, but that's not the purpose it serves either.
So far I am having a ball. I'll occasionally dip back in and let you know how I make out with this little gem.