"the macbook air has all the normal mac features with a bold design that doesn't work."3.0 starson by mfed1089
Pros: slick. works like a laptop. nice screen. full keyboard.
Cons: only 80 gb memory. no disk drive. too bold. not needed laptop.
Summary: This laptop is not meant to be a main computer. THIS iS NOT MEANT TO BE A MAIN COMPUTER. Why?
To start, the computer has only 80 gb of memory, unless you buy more overpriced memory. 80 gb is the equivalent to a big ipod. Its terrible for a college student who will be storing music and movies, essays, term papers, and presentations. Only buy it if you plan on listening to music all day and not doing any work.
The laptop is light which is good, and has a full keyboard and is very nifty with the track pad but thats all for the new and good.
There is no replaceable battery. Don't overlook this. DON'T OVERLOOK THIS. For college students this is a disaster. The computer may not be 2,000 bucks but its still 1,800. Thats a pretty penny for a battery that isn't replaceable. College students who have this computer a few years down the line, will be without a computer for weeks after they send it in to the mother ship for a new battery. This is terrible for exams, papers, or any college deadlines and eliminates any sort of longevity.
I respect the stylistic choice and technological endeavor to have a diskless computer, but its too soon an idea. The macbook air is meant for travel. Why else would it be so light? But what do the majority of travelers do while traveling? They watch movies. This defeats the purpose of the macbook air because dvds aren't usable for the air. Thus the user will be forced to buy a movie off itunes from a limited selection. Here is an example of corporation like mac moving their iron hook around society. The user will be stuck spending more money on mac to pay for more memory, a new batter, and entertainment. With this computer mac trying to monopolize the market, forcing the consumer to rely on mac for all of his needs.
The macbook air is not a terrible piece of equipment by any means. But it's not a computer. It's a toy.
I urge college students not to waste their parent's money on the air. It's not a good choice for college. The regular macbook or macbook pro are much better machines for college. However, those who go on frequent business trips, the macbook air is a nice addition to the home computer.