"Macbook Air 13 in 256GB - much better than IPAD or PC"4.5 starson by skjandjkj
Pros: Size and weight are fabulous - love the full size keyboard, SD card slot - display is fabulous - very fast - runs iphoto without difficulty - web surfing is very fast - very comfortable to use in bed or slumped on the couch or at a desk
Cons: some video downloads are stuttering - wish i had more hard drive room for photos - no word processor software - i miss the right click feature from PCs
Summary: I bought the ipad the first week it came out but took it back after two weeks because of the lack of flash video support and the lack of a keyboard - I could not get used to typing on the touch screen and was always getting the wrong letter and it was very frustrating to fill out web forms. Also the device felt uncomfortable in my hands to me and i couldn't find a comfortable reading angle in bed. I bought the attachable keyboard for the ipad but that sucked because who wants to carry a keyboard around, and again not good if computing in bed. I am on the road and airplane a lot and this MACbook AIR is the perfect solution for me. I have had it for 5 days now and I am addicted to it. I got the 13 inch because of the bigger screen and hard drive and faster processor and the SD card slot. The 11 inch was cute but I am getting older and so are my eyes. So far it is very fast and I especially love the rapid boot up - but I do worry about space with all my photos and music. I am a PC user at work and after using the AIR for 3 days I want to throw my PC in the toilet. the air seems sturdy but time will tell. It is much lighter than my partners Macbook pro and seems just as fast on most functions and much faster on boot up. It is way faster than my dell pc. Only downsides so far: I cant believe for this price there is no basic word processing software! Also cant figure out how to tell how much hard drive is available easily - but this is probably just my lack of mac experience. battery lasted for over 5 hours - again better than my PC but not as long as Apple claims.