MacBook Air Review

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by queshy, May 10, 2008.

  1. queshy macrumors 68040


    Apr 2, 2005

    I recently wrote a review of the MBA for This isn't spam! I figured some of my friends here at MR who are currently debating a purchase would enjoy reading it. Well, here it is. Enjoy!
  2. w00tini macrumors 6502a

    Feb 28, 2008
  3. wordy macrumors regular


    Feb 26, 2008
    Decent and generally fair review. I don't think the wireless capabilities , fixed RAM amount or non-user replaceable battery should be cast in a negative light. I understand where you're coming from, but these are stated up front. If you want to replace your own battery, or you want to have 4GB of RAM in your machine, the Air isn't right for you, simple as that.

    I agree that out of the box the Air's multitouch is pretty useless, however, you should check out MultiClutch if you haven't already. It's a wonderful extension of multitouch to all Cocoa apps. If nothing else, it shows what multitouch will be able to do once more third party developers begin to integrate its uses. This will hopefully be aided by the introduction of multitouch into the MBP, widening the base of machines that are multitouch capable.

    Definitely second the need for Apple to hastily bring movie rentals to Canada! I can't imagine why any Canadian would buy an Apple TV with the knowledge that it's most powerful feature isn't available to us.... at least for now.
  4. queshy thread starter macrumors 68040


    Apr 2, 2005
    Just because certain features aren't advertised doesn't mean we can't hold it against the Air! If the "cons" of the Air affected me, I wouldn't have bought one. Because I don't need any USB ports at all really, or the optical drive, ethernet, other types of wireless, etc., it's a solid choice for me. But I think it's important to mention what it LACKS so that others can weigh their options.
  5. jonswan macrumors regular

    Jul 26, 2007
    Pretty good review - but about 3 months too late = I think most people know what it has and what it lacks, surely.
  6. elppa macrumors 68040


    Nov 26, 2003
    I don't think the point about never seeing a higher resolution screen than 1280x800 on a 13" is particularly valid.

    We will certainly get higher pixel densities once resolution independence goes mainstream. Other than that a good read.
  7. queshy thread starter macrumors 68040


    Apr 2, 2005
    Haha ,definitely!!

    The way we saw it at NBR was that the MacBook Air has been getting tons of attention, so why not add a second review to the site?
  8. kockgunner macrumors 68000


    Sep 24, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    nice review although i truly believe that the macbook air can most definitely be used as a primary computer.

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