I had a MacBook Air for a few months. In fact, mine arrived the very first day they were out. I absolutely loved the size and weight of it. Moreover, it was just one beautiful notebook. The problem was, I was away for an extended period over the summer and while relying on the Air as my sole computer, I discovered that its limited power and connectivity started becoming an issue for me. I use a lot of voice recognition, do a good bit of video conferencing and have started doing some video editing on my Macs and, quite honestly, the Air didn’t cut it for me.
I sold it on eBay (gotta love eBay!) and picked up a MacBook Pro with a 2.4 ghz processor.
What a difference! What a powerhouse! What a beautiful screen! As a good friend of mine puts it- the thing is a desktop computer in a portable package. I loved everything about it except for the weight. At 5.5lbs I found it to be more than a bit of a pain to carry everywhere with me. So… knowing that new notebooks were on the way I sold it on eBay for a nice price (I figured it was better to do it early before the price dropped because of the new models) and have been notebook-less for the past few weeks.
I watched the feeds of the ”Apple Event“ on Tuesday knowing that I would be ordering a new notebook by the end of the day. That was when I started bouncing back and forth like a ping-pong ball.
Which to buy? Which to buy?
The new Pros are beautiful and powerful. Unfortunately they actually add a bit of weight over the previous generation.
The new Airs will have bigger drives and superior graphics but it still maxs out below 2.0 ghz of processor power and 2gb of ram. Oh, and they aren’t available for another few weeks.
The new MacBooks go up to 2.4ghz, shed a bit of weight, have LED screens and have superior graphics than previous models. Unfortunately, they still use integrated graphics and they dropped the Firewire.
So which notebook just showed up at my house??
My thinking was this-
a. I loved the size and weight of the Air but missed the power.
b. I loved the power of the MacBook Pro but missed the size and weight of the Air.
c. The MacBook strikes the best balance between size, weight, and power. Moreover, once I upgrade it to 4mg of RAM it is going to be one awesome machine.
I’m just now setting it up. My first impression… WOW!