I wanted to switch from pc to apple for matching up with iphone and ipad and so far i’m liking it albeit with reservations. There are still some things i haven’t quite worked out, not sure if possible or not so still learning. File structure is one of the hardest things to grasp, especially trying to go up levels beyond the favourites. I can save to levels above this, but where and how do i get into macintosh hd, then users then my name with more folders that displayed in my favourites?. I’m sure there’s a way but how??. No alt gr key for spell corrections in word is a key stroke i like to use, no delete key but a combination option (fn + backspace). So far it looks as though i’m against it but honestly i’m not. It’s just these days it should all be simple and not require a manual.
One years on, i can tell thismacbook air is a top machine, solid build, very fast, beautiful designbest ever operating system, the latest lion mountain os is a work of a genius , no way near windows 8, microsoft need to work really harderexpensive yes, but think in the long term,i bought mine from singapore airport on march 2012, hour before my fight took off, when i found was £150 cheaper than in the uk, quick decision at time but couldn’t resist, i can easily say this was my one way ticket to mac. . Sorry m$$$need retina display, i don’t think apple will integrate this feature yet in the near future , it still a challenge to keep the same weight and the slim designif you can afford, buy one, i think an excellent long term investment.
Apple MacBook Air 13-inch Laptop (Intel Core i5 1.8GHz, 4GB RAM, 128GB Flash Memory, HD Graphics 4000, OS X Lion) – Silver – 2012 – MD231B/A – UK Keyboard
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- The ultimate everyday notebook
- Powerful enough to carry you through the day. With so little to actually carry
- A sturdy aluminium unibody design makes MacBook Air sleek, durable and ready for anything.
- FaceTime HD camera.
- Long lasting battery
Do yourself a service and buy this. Having struggled with years of dells and the likes and windows in its various (dis)guises i at last took the plunge and bought this (or more accurately the 2011 spec version). One year on and i still think this is the best £1000 i have ever spent. Everything about this air is joy – the almost instant start, stable elegant os, great keyboard, trackpad, stellar battery life. The list goes on and on and on. You can no doubt get a windows machine that does ‘the same’ for a couple of hundred pounds less. But the fact is it won’t be the sameif you are pondering, just buy the thing and enjoy it.
Don’t think i’ll ever go back. I started a new job about 3 months ago and it’s a bring your own kit kind of place. Everyone there is a techie and they all have macbooks and kept at me to ditch my 17′ dell monster laptop and get a mac. I do a lot of commuting and general travelling around with the laptop so the weighty dell was becoming an issue and i finally decided to take their advice and buy a mac after 20 odd years of microsoft/pcs. After a few months of using my 13′ macbook air i think i may be converted, it’s a brilliant piece of kit. My only problem with it is that it has made all my other devices redundant, i have a 17′ laptop, a desktop pc with triple monitors and an ipad, all of which never get used now. Work are just about to buy me a 27′ thunderbolt monitor to plug my air into, which i’m sure will be the final nail in the coffin for my desktop pc. What do i love:- rock solid os- instant on- small/light- quick- long battery life- trackpad, when i now use a ms laptop i just find myself cursing its trackpad, the mac one is pure brilliance- easy to use, i have had no issues at all getting used to it coming from a windows environment- i do a lot of presentations and have fallen in love with keynote, i now hate powerpoint if i ever have to use it. – imovie, don’t use it much but it’s included for free and really easy to use- no fan noisewhat do i hate:- i now have a load of expensive kit that i never use because the air does the job of all of them- my wife has a brand new ultrabook but i can see her eyeing up my air and she keeps trying to steal it, so i expect it won’t be long before i’m forced to buy her one- once i use it with the 27′ display at work, i can see me ‘needing’ to shell out for one of those at home as wellall in all, can’t see me buying another microsoft based pc/laptop anytime soon.
After long confusion between macbook pro and air i finally decided and landed on air. Very happy about my decision as it very easy to carry around and work on it. It is so light that i am spinning it like a notebook with my fingers. For gamers, i would suggest you go for something else.
Apple MacBook Air 13-inch Laptop (Intel Core i5 1.8GHz, 4GB RAM, 128GB Flash Memory, HD Graphics 4000, OS X Lion) – Silver – 2012 – MD231B/A – UK Keyboard : After slumming it with windows for far too many years due to a tight fisted wife, i finally broke my laptop and went mac and i really wish i had done it years ago as its simply impressive. It not only looks stunning but its so easy to use once my 5 year old gave me a tutorial, “press the launcher button dad” he told me and that’s really all you need to know. When you first switch it on it takes about 5 minutes to set up wifi, pair it to the cloud then that’s it. No silly messages from third party companies to buy their anti virus, no 274 important downloads from microsoft. I can’t stress how good this machine is. I’ve had a few iphones and an ipad so i knew i was was in for a treat and i haven’t been disappointed. I not only now have a beautiful piece of technology, but i also have an enormous sense of self satisfaction that i am now longer a sheep but now a member of the mac brigade.