There are currently two emerging trends in the world of personal computers that is taking place right before our eyes. For the very first time in history, laptops are surpassing the sales of desktops. Within the laptop market, ultra-portable notebooks such as netbooks are flying off the shelves. In many major laptop retailers such as Amazon.com, there are barely any regular sized laptops on their bestseller’s list.
The truth is, we savvy computer users today prefer portability above almost everything else. We want a computer that we can lug around without breaking our shoulders. As small as they are, regular sized laptops are not much fun to carry around. Packed with their chargers, they can easily cause your shoulders to ache after 20 minutes of carrying it.
Apple has responded to this need by creating the MacBook Air. The Air is by far the thinnest and possibly the lightest laptop (in its class) every produced so far. Weighing at just 3 pounds at measuring at just 0.16 inches at its thinnest point, it is as portable as any portable computer gets. The MacBook air may be feather light, but when it comes with specs, this laptop is no lightweight (unlike many netbooks). It has a 128 GB solid-state drive and 2GB of RAM. Gamers would be delighted to know that the MB940LL/A also comes with the powerful NVIDIA GeForce 9400 graphics card.
To achieve a light weight and an ultra-portable design, many netbooks compromise on a series of features. It is not much fun watching videos on a tiny 9″ screen or cramping your fingers onto a sub-size keyboard. Thanks to Apple’s innovative design and materials, the MacBook Air MB940LL/A has a full sized keyboard, a huge track pad and a gorgeous 13″ LED display. Above all, I personally think that one of the biggest selling point would have to be its thin and sleek design. Like many Apple products, it is simple ultra-cool. If you are looking to get yourself a new ultra-portable laptop and you have got some cash to spare, Apple’s MacBook Air is they way to go.