One of the most recent and best innovations that has been introduced by Macintosh / Apple Inc. is the Macbook Air. It's known to be the thinnest and most portable laptop computer among all the Macintosh computers that has been developed and produced so far. It was introduced in January 2008 at the MacWorld Conference and Expo. Since then, it has been known to be the thinnest notebook in the whole world.
When closed, the Macbook Air is only 0.16 inches thin. It is so sleek in design and very lightweight. It is so thin that it can even fit into a manila envelope. However, do not be deceived by its size, because it holds its own in terms of power and functionality. It comes with a full-sized keyboard, as well as a 13.3-inch display screen. Its screen is backlit by LED lights and with built in iSight. This machine also comes with a big trackpad which is very comfortable to use.
Just like another Apple product, the iPhone, the Macbook Air comes with features such as panning around the screen, rotating the image, moving different windows, and flicking to zoom. All this can be done with just a few taps, flicks, and clicks on the trackpad.
The Macbook Air's memory boasts of the same as in the iPod classic which is a 1.8 "80-GB drive. Users can opt to add more memory such as a 64GB SSD.
While the thin and sleek design of Macbook Air provides an ultimate portability, it also causes some issues and limitations. Because it is quite small in size and in space, the laptop does not have a built-in drive for media. Due to this, users must use an external USB to be able to use or access other computer's optical drive. This is just one of the features of a typical laptop that this thinnest laptop of the world couldn't offer.
Despite being an upgrade of the Macbook, the Macbook Air still lacks some features that the Macbook was initially designed with. These features include the FireWire and Ethernet port, and the security, Cardbus, and ExpressCard slots. Different from other computer models from Macintosh, the Air has only a single USB port.
If you are a user who is always on the go or is always traveling, then the Macbook Air is the most ideal laptop for you. To be able to purchase one, you can visit an Apple store near you or go to any Apple retail stores in your area. You can also go online to order this machine from Apple's official site. This ensures a safe money transaction, and all you need to do is to weight comfortable in your own home to await that sleek and portable Macbook Air that you have always wanted.