Pros Its light.
Cons My 6 month old Air died two days after taking it to replace a recalled flash drive. They can't provide any kind of timeline for repairs and won't replace it at least 2 weeks to see if the can track down a replacement flash drive.
Summary VERY disappointed with Apple Inc. and their shoddy products and poor customer service. So much for "world class customer service", glad I spent several hundred extra dollars to get the Apple Care plan.
Pros FEW IF ANY VIRUS ATTACKS
LIGHT & TRANSPORTABLE (11" MAC AIR 2012)
OTHERWISE NONE- SHOW ME A POSITIVE REVIEW AFTER 1 YEAR OF USE
UNUSABLE: CRAZY MOUSE CURSOR PROBLEMS
CONSTANT HARDWARE PROBLEMS
NON-GROUNDED TRACK PAD
Summary Looks slim & sexy but once you get the crazy mouse syndrome, computer is unusable. Does Apple even cop to or admit a fix? NO
I have used Macs since 1984. NEVER AGAIN
Pros Extremely fast bootup/shutdown (SSD), Beautiful design, Greatest CPU:ThinLight ratio ever
Cons Battery Life could be better. Aluminum is subject to denting
Summary FIrst review ever:I didn't mention the hard drive space. Definitely needs more. Because of bootcamp, I'm a little cramped and will hopefully be making an upgrade soon.
This laptop is amazing. I'm running bootcamp (hence my storage issues) and its the best windows experience I've ever had. OS X and the Macbook Air really compliment one another. Boot time is extraordinary.
Updated on Apr 11, 2013
"Three is a charm"on by me2nyc
Pros Fast SSD
Thin and light
Cons Lacks raw power
Pricey for some options
Weird big box store options
Summary I sold my recent iMac because I never used and I decided between three computers.
Macbook Pro 13" Retina
2.5GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
Macbook Pro 13" i7 Edition
2.9GHz dual-core Intel Core i7
$1500 ($1240 open box)
Macbook Air 13"
1.8GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor
Macbook Air 13" i7 Edition
2.0GHz Intel Dual-Core Core i7
$1700 ($1450 refurbished)
First got the MBP open box for $1240 and just hated the size and weight. Went to Best Buy and got the MBA 13" i5 edition but was hesitant on the 4GB. Saw the i7 8GB 256GB MBA 13" refurbished and was sold!
I highly recommend refurbished. Same great 1 year warranty. Comes in perfect condition besides original box. Save hundreds of dollars!
I thought of Macbook Pro but for $250 more, I would be loosing 128 in memory and gaining half a pound in weight. The Retina is a great computer and wows but is un needed for the most part. I would have rather scene a MBP slim but with quad core.
Overall 13" has right balance of speed/quickness,durability and etc. If you need raw power go with the MBP line but if you just doing streaming video and basic stuff the MBA is perfect.
Pros 1.Sexy, Thin and Portable
2.Ultra high performance, yet still has a great battery life ( I am not joking, this machine is very capable)
Cons Value, at the same price, I could have the macbook pro with more horsepower, more Ram, more space for entertainment, and more ports.