Cons none comparing to other MacBooks
Summary IMHO it is much better than the regular Macbook Pro -- the slower spindle HD makes faster CPU underused. Air makes all the sense. I have both but Air is so much better.
It is much useful vs iPad which is pretty much a status symbol (chip cool young ...)
Macbook Air is all I need.
Pros Nice size, looks cool and pretty, good battery life, Mac OS X Lion, nice trackpad, nice keyboard, fast boot, fast resume, very light, plenty of accessories..
Cons Mac OS X Lion still need some polishing up (some freezes, broken wifi sharing), the screen is not easy to clean, screen adaptation to different lighting condition can be better executed...
Summary I've been using this excellent machine for about 10 days and it has now become my new favorite laptop. I've got a 2.5 year old macbook pro (the first unibody) and even though it still is very, very powerful for my needs, it is becoming painfully clear to me how heavy and awkward it can be when used in tight spaces. With the Air, I can still do most of the work that the MBP could but in a much lighter and smaller package. I do not detect any slowdown in accomplishing anything that I do and it is such a joy to lug around. As an added benefit, the Air looks absolutely stunning and it warms my heart every time I look at it.
The Mac OS X Lion is, in general, such a welcome upgrade to the Mac OS family as a whole. The feature that I use most often is the Airdrop. I simply love airdropping files to and from the Air to other computers around the house. It's such a nice feature that I sure hope this feature can be incorporated into other OSes (Mac, Windows or anything else). It helps very much to enhance the versatility of the Air and increases the coolness factor of the Mac OS. And it fits the bill.
Overall, no regrets in getting this small powerhouse. I'm sure I'm gonna enjoy this machine for years to come and I hope many more will buy this product...
Pros Fabulous design,
great build quality,
very light and thin
Cons Can get expensive
Apple sandbox can feel limiting.
Summary Best ultraportable (for now).
Installed Win7 and it works great (best of both worlds). Get the 4GB RAM, it is not upgradable later.
The hardware now has the design and the performance.
I haven't missed the optical drive yet, I think this format is the future for laptops.
This is my first Mac and I am very impressed.
Pros Very thin and light
Easy to use (from a lifetime PC user)
can run Windows
Current printer and mouse work with it from my PC
Downloads drivers for peripherals itself
Cons Expensive compared to Windows laptops, though to get one this size, this one is cheaper
Summary I love this machine!
Pros - thin, light design.
- well powered intel core i5 processor
- brilliant operating system
- iLife 11
Cons - small memory capacity.
- non upgradable for future use.
- no matte screen options
- no USB 3.0
- lack of Ethernet port may be a problem for some
- not much connectivity, FireWire etc.
- no SuperDrive for software installation
- slightly pricey fo
Summary With the new inclusion of the intel i5 processor, 4GB of RAM as standard, a backlit keyboard and the ultra fast thunderbolt connector, this is a laptop to be challenged by many windows laptops in its price range. It has a great battery, an average of 6 and half hours plus a brilliant performance, on the same scale as the 2011 MacBook pro. It's amazing that compared to a 17" MacBook pro last year, it scores higher benchmarks and you can tell its alot faster. The graphics are enough to get you most basic games and surprisingly, it actually seems higher quality than the Nvidea 320 m! The design is amazing, I have never seen a notebook so thin! The trackpad is wonderful, it has a nice, clicky response and the accuracy of the multitouch is amazing. The keyboard is well spaced out and along with the backlight system, it makes for a brilliant design. The audio is surprisingly loud for a notebook of its size, perfect for casual listeners. The hi-res 1440 x 900 display is a visual masterpiece, showing every detail. It never lags when opening applications and is quite good for editing video, photos and messing around in GarageBand.
The inclusion of OS X Lion makes this notebook brilliant, it is so simple yet very sophisticated. I love the new multitouch features, they save time and make the MacBook air feel responsive. The system transfer is very simple and effective, you can even transfer from windows!
All in all, the MacBook air is a great notebook, even though a luxury for some. I would recommend it to the traveler, student or design conscious user. I am very happy with this product, and in future revisions all I could ask for is USB 3, more RAM, a better graphics processor and maybe a bit cheaper.