Review of the MacBook Air
When this computer first made its appearance on the market it was hoped that it would give all of the computing power of a MacBook with the super thin design. However, it has the thin design but not really the same capabilities of a MacBook. In fact, the design is extraordinary in what it actually can do for its ultra thin size.
Connectivity will be the first thing that users find a problem with. There is also only one USB port and doesn't have a built in optical drive, Ethernet, FireWire or mobile broadband. A user will have to consider their computing needs before choosing MacBook Air over the MacBook or MacBook Pro. The trackpad on this computer works with multiple gestures similar to the iPhone. This technology is very useful and is an advancement that would be great on other MacBooks as well. Unfortunately, it will not be available on the older models as an upgrade.
This machine also has a remote disc capability. Without an optical drive it is necessary to access the optical drives on other systems, however, you will need to set up the program on the computer that you will be accessing. Once it is set up the system works just fine. You can also purchase an external DVD burner that will connect via USB from Apple for a reasonable price.
The screen is the same size as those found on MacBook and it is reasonably bright and will be perform well for users. The real key to deciding on this computer is whether or not the limited connectivity is going to cause a problem for you. If you find that you need more than one USB jack or need other connection methods this computer might be too difficult for you to work with. It might be too high a price to pay for the cool factor that this computer will give you.