Why We Love the MacBook Air

I was brought up with Apple Computers from birth. The highlight of summer vacations as a child was going to Macworld in Boston and New York. I met Guy Kawasaki when I was 12 years old. I remember Apple’s dark times and I’m astonished at all the wonderful things they have created in the last 10 years. With that said (and my obvious bias), one family of Apple products has made such an impression on Amanda and I that we’d say they are finest computers we’ve ever used/owned. If you don’t own a MacBook Air yet, consider one. We have two.

Yes, these are laptops and not a desktop computers, so they do have the advantage of mobility over their bigger desktop brothers. With the MacBook Air I have the true mobility of a fully functioning computer. We have three MacBook Pro’s in the house too. They are excellent, high performance laptops as well, but they weigh a ton. When I’m carrying Amanda’s 17″ Macbook Pro, I feel like I’m smuggling gold bullion through customs. It’s so damn heavy that it’s difficult to lift it up with one hand.

My 13″ Air weighs just under 3 pounds (Amanda owns the 11” model), so you can easily pick it up with one hand. It performs all the major functions that I need to run my digital life. I take it everywhere. I’ve owned an iPad but I found myself not using it after I bought my Macbook Air. They are both exquisitely built and exemplify Apple mantra of “making really good stuff”.

If you’re in the market for a new computer, swing by your local Apple Store. Spend sometime with the Airs. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for a better laptop experience. They don’t have CD drives (the one drawback for some people) but in the year we’ve owned ours, we haven’t needed a CD drive even once.