Finally got a chance to see a MBA in person

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by saltyzoo, Feb 19, 2008.

  1. saltyzoo macrumors 65816


    Oct 4, 2007
    I know this is way late and there have been a million reviews already, but here's my opinion anyway.

    Short review, in person, it's a LOT more enticing than I expected.

    It was "thinner" than I expected. Definitely pleasant to hold.

    The weight met my expectations. Basically light enough that weight isn't a factor.

    Build quality was much higher than I expected. It's much sturdier than I expected. Very little bending and warping for such a thin package.

    Performance-wise it's well up to any reasonable task.

    It's very "sexy".

    Overall, I give it an A+.

    It's still not for me, my MBP is more than light and small enough for my needs, and I have a very capable computer with me pretty much always.

    My thought is that for someone that walks around carrying their laptop this is a dream come true. If you're going to put it in a backpack anyway, I'm not certain why you wouldn't go with a MBP. I don't know what environment you would carry your laptop around free-hand in, but if there was one, this would definitely be the bomb.

    If you don't have any serious computation needs or have the need for much I/O other than WiFi, and you have the bucks to "waste" on a "tasty look and feel", there's no reason not to consider this notebook, IMO.

    I think it's a great addition to the line-up.
  2. Cybergypsy macrumors 68040


    May 16, 2006
    Central Florida!
    Great review...I still think its sexy after having it more then two weeks and the lightness is a work of art:)
  3. CalMin macrumors 6502a


    Nov 8, 2007
    Yup. They're sexy in the flesh...

    I didn't want one til I saw one. Then I was obsessed and now I have one.:D

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