"First time buying a Mac, I'm all Mac! Sorry PC!"5.0 starson by CodeNameBoo
Pros: Light weight + small size + thickness + slick design @ reasonable price (computer only)
Cons: Too thin to carry in a hand without a sleeve. MBA external components are overpriced as is the case for most other apple accessories.
Summary: My philosophy in laptop buying = small in size + light in weight + decent performance @ reasonable price = best choice. If you want a robust computer, get a desktop!!! (Unless you absolutely need to carry around a robust laptop for work)
Over the past few years, I've seen so many of my friends going for laptops with 'everything that anyone will ever want' features. Yeah, and in almost all the cases, they just stopped carrying their all fancy aren't you jealous laptops in a couple of months max; because these feature-full laptops were just too damn heavy!!!
I think MBA 11 delivers just the right balance between its features and benefits. Most of us don't need a super computer in hands, but decent computing power at "ultraportable" size and weight ratio.
I've always been a PC user for I don't know ever since I laid my fingers on bulky keyboard attached to if fallen I can kill a child size computers two decades ago for the first time. Surprisingly mac is very... I mean extremely easy to learn to use, if you have a friend who use a Mac. My coworker taught me the basics for about 10 minutes right after I took my MBA out of the box, from installing a program to uninstalling, where system preference is located, how basic functions work and whatnot. It's been three days playing with it, and I think I feel comfortable enough to taking it to upcoming business trip to Europe. Honestly, I love the Mac interface, and I think they're "superior" to PC UI.
All and all, my money was very well spent!