Forum Question: Why buy a Macbook Air?

I know that’s a dumb question but it means a whole lot to me. I never had a Mac till now (got everything else that’s Apple).
But now if I want to buy an air – what are the Pros? Cons? Specially being the fact that it hasn’t got a huge hard disk space, optical drive etc!

Comments: 3 Responses to “Why buy a Macbook Air?”

    7/24/11 @ 7:39 pm

    So you are debating between a MacBook Pro and MacBook Air?
    Definitely: Go to the store and play with each. That’s a must, to make good decision.
    The advantages of the Air:
    Light, very light.
    SSD hard drive (fast drive with no moving parts and light power needs)
    Small drive space (part of having an SSD)
    No firewire (do you need firewire, though?)
    No optical drive (maybe you don’t need it? I don’t — and you can get an external one with it for $79)

      7/24/11 @ 7:41 pm

      For me, the Air is the perfect portable, considering I have a Mac Pro under my desk. That has the power, huge drives, optical drive, etc.
      If the MacBook was the only machine, then an Air might be underpowered. Then again, if I was a college student the Air would be the perfect machine considering I would have to carry it around with me all day.

    7/24/11 @ 8:01 pm

    I have been using the Air for almost a year – and I love it. I use the 11″ when I am travelling and the 13″ as my main computer and also run a VM Windows on it without any problems. Haven’t missed the optical drive at all. The instant on – always ready for work! The native display of 1440 x 900 (MBA 13″) is almost like running a 15″ MB.

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