"Finally, a laptop as capable as it is portable"5.0 starson by johnl97
Pros: Design, screen, trackpad, Mac OS, speed
Cons: Nothing much, although battery could be better
Summary: Being a PC user, I would have never even thought of owning a Mac a few years ago, but with a good experience using the iPad, I decided to try an Apple laptop out. I had difficulty deciding between the MacBook Pro and the Air, but I went for the Air because of its portability. When I received the laptop, I found that I got more than portability.
First of all, it's the design is fantastic. It's truly amazing how such a capable computer can fit in something like the Air. I doubt any other computer can come close to this, even with the hordes of ultra-books trying steal it's design (Asus Zenbook), the aluminum build and precision is unmatchable.
At first, the low-power i5 seemed to have measly power in comparison to other laptops, but when you actually use the computer, the processor, coupled with a speedy SSD and Mac OS, ends up being quicker than many more powerful PC's I have owned.
Furthermore, after using the gestures, I can't really get used to a PC's trackpad anymore. The accuracy is phenomenal, and the gestures are very useful for key tasks.
However, the battery life isn't the promised 7 hours. It probably lasts 5 hours on moderate usage, at optimal settings. In order to squeeze 7 hours out of it, you really have to tweak the settings to an uncomfortable level (too low brightness).
Overall this is one of the best laptops I have ever owned. It's well worth the money, and isn't too expensive (for an Apple product). You really can't beat something so powerful and portable.