"Be realistic. This is not a desktop replacement"4.5 starson by heyhowie
Pros: Size, weight, function, sturdy, decent battery life
Cons: processor a bit slow
Summary: The problem with people who are commenting about this laptop is they complain about functions to that of a desktop replacement.
People must keep in mind that the main reason laptops were invented was for those that need a PC while on the road for business or school. If you truly see the intention of the mac book air is for those that have to lug a laptop everyday for work purposes. It's not a tool to watch movies, listen to music, or any other entertainment function. No, it's to be efficient and have a way to be productive.
I primarily bought this laptop because of travel for work. My last laptop was close to nine pounds and just became a pain to caring this from location to location. I can't even feel the mac book air when strapping it over my shoulder.
If you need a solid, light, and sexy version of an IBM thinkpad then buy this. Video games, movies, music, and entertainment fanatics should look elsewhere.Updated
I've said this to many people that this is not a multimedia toy. Be realistic in what you are buying this for. It's a device for business travelers and those that need to do work. If you want to watch a movie, meaning making it a multimedia device .... wake up.
Imagine the benefits. If you have to lug a slew of books in college and have one less thing that doesn't weigh a ton. More importantly to those business travelers that fly 3 to 4 times a month. This is godsend when slugging it on your shoulder from airport terminal to terminal.