Last Saturday I went to a few Apple Reseller to get a good look at the new MacBook Airs. And yes, I´ve found them. Both models were standing right next to each other. Unfortunately I´ve just one picture of the smaller model…don´t now why.
Anyway, both MBAs look and feel fantastic. So light and slim. Ok, there is no keyboard backlight and only the 13 inch model has a card-reader, but he, I really like the screen resolution and the weight. I am still stuck with my 1280×800 and 2.04 kg. Already the 11 inch has 1366×768 and 1.06 kg, and the 13 inch comes with 1440×900 and 1.32 kg. That is really nice.
The price….the price….of course Apple is high class, but the advertise with $ 999,- But what do you get for that? The smaller 11 inch model, fast flash-storage, 64GB of it….. 64GB ??? Yes, that it. After OS, iLife and some basic programs, there should be 57GB left. For some user that is enough for all their stuff (Music, Videos, Photos…), other just want to use the MBA as their second mobile computer.
But that´s not what I want. For me Apple´s MacBook series is the perfect solution to have one thing for everything. In my case that would mean I need at least 180GB and of couse I would want the 13 inch model.
Together with the 2.13 GHz and 4GB upgrade I am at $1800…
$1800…that´s a lot of money, that is nearly 2 13MBPs. That is too much. So I guess I will stay with a lower resolution, a DVD-Drive, Backlight-Keyboard, longer Battery time, 700gr more weight, an actual ethernet port, a firewire port, a glas screen protection and a black display frame for a while ;o)