Apple Macbook Air Review by a.naik


									Are you tired of carrying a very thick and heavy notebook? And have to take a
large bag pack for it? Introducing the new MacBook Air, which can fit into an
envelope and weighs just around 1Kg! Underneath all that thinness is a full size, fully
capable Mac that can do practically everything its larger siblings can do. Minus a
Pound or 2.

 The MacBook Air comes with an All-Flash Storage, Multi-touch track pad, Long
lasting battery and High-resolution Display. It has an 1.6GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
processor with 3MB shared L2 cache and 2GB of 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM onboard. The
MacBook Air has an NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics processor with 256MB of DDR3 SDRAM
shared with main memory. When it’s a 11.6” notebook, you might think that it has a very small
keyboard. But no, the MacBook Air is designed with a Full-size keyboard with 78 (U.S.) or
79 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys and 4 arrow keys (inverted “T” arrangement).
And the Display too is backlit glossy widescreen display with support for millions of colors.
But the MacBook Air does not have an Optical DVD drive. Then the Question will arise in
your mind- “Without a built-in optical drive, how do you install new applications?” Simply use
DVD or CD Sharing. This convenient feature of Mac OS X lets you wirelessly “borrow” the optical
drive of a nearby Mac or PC. So you can install applications from a DVD or CD and have full
access to an optical drive without having to carry one around.

All Flash Storage - If you have an iPod, iPhone, or iPad, you’re already taking advantage
of all that flash storage has to offer: reliability, speed, and efficiency. So the decision to use
flash storage in an ultracompact notebook like MacBook Air makes perfect sense. Flash
allows you to access data quickly, and it gives MacBook Air the astonishing ability to
remain in standby mode for up to 30 days.1 Which means your MacBook Air snaps to in an
instant, whether you open it tomorrow, next week, or next month.

Multi Touch Trackpad- The new MacBook Air includes a spacious Multi-Touch trackpad
with a buttonless design, so you can click anywhere. The Multi-Touch trackpad also lets
you pinch, swipe, or rotate to adjust an image, zoom in on text, or advance through a
photo album. Try the four-finger swipe, swiping up or down to use Exposé and swiping left
or right to switch among active applications. Or perform the new three-finger drag to move
your windows from one place to another.

Long lasting Battery- Since space-saving flash storage leaves room for a bigger battery,
you can devote more time to the things you enjoy most. Things like browsing the web,
editing photos, and watching videos. Get up to 5 hours of battery life on a single charge on
the 11-inch model and up to 7 hours on the 13-inch model. Put MacBook Air to sleep, and
it enters standby mode to conserve battery life for up to 30 days.1 When you come back to
your MacBook Air and open it up, it’s on in an instant. So you’re free to go off the grid
knowing you’re still on a charge.

High Resolution- Corner to corner and pixel by pixel, the display on the new MacBook Air
is both an engineering feat and a design breakthrough. It measures a mere 4.86
millimeters (0.19 inch) thin, yet the resolution is so high, you’ll feel like you’re looking at a
much larger screen. And with good reason. The 11-inch MacBook Air features a widescreen
16:9 aspect ratio and a resolution equal to that of a typical 13-inch notebook, while the
13-inch MacBook Air wows with a resolution equivalent to a typical 15-inch notebook.

FaceTime Camera- Hidden inside the wafer-thin MacBook Air display is another
engineering achievement — the FaceTime camera. It’s so thin (even thinner than the
camera on iPhone 4) you barely notice it, but it’s incredibly capable. Using the new
FaceTime for Mac application, currently in beta, you can make FaceTime calls over Wi-Fi
with anyone who has a Mac, an iPhone 4, or the new iPod touch. And the video quality is so
good, you can even chat in low-light conditions.

Stereo Speakers- Despite its compact form, MacBook Air delivers full stereo sound. Space-
efficient design inside the enclosure allows for the placement of left and right speakers
that project sound through the keyboard. So you’re able to enjoy a richer audio experience
while chatting online, watching TV shows, listening to music, or playing games.
NVIDIA GeForce Graphics.
Power in motion.

MacBook Air features the NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics processor — the same one used
in the 13-inch MacBook Pro. With a performance boost of over 2x that of the previous-
generation MacBook Air,2 the NVIDIA graphics processor provides outstanding speed and
power for browsing photos, watching movies, or playing games. It also makes all the
everyday things you do on MacBook Air — like writing email and surfing the web — fast
and energy efficient.

Intel Core 2 Duo Processors.
Small in size. Big on performance.

MacBook Air weighs less than three pounds, but it’s a heavyweight where it counts. Intel
Core 2 Duo processors get the work done fast. So you can be every bit as productive on
MacBook Air — but in more places. Live-blog the event of the year straight from the
convention floor. Perfect your sales-winning presentation from the airport terminal. Cite
references down to a T from the library stacks. MacBook Air lets you do everything you
need to do whenever and wherever it needs to be done.

So … What do you think about the new Ultraportable, Compact and the World’s Thinnest
Notebook which is a fully capable Mac – The MacBook Air!

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