If you’ve been thinking about heading down to your local Apple Store to buy Macbook Air then you’re likely to be in the minority, according to various tech magazines who believe Apple’s most beautiful creation is very much a niche product.

Ever since Jobs unveiled the Macbook Air from a manila envelope last year, the thinnest notebook in the world (apparently) has caused a lot of controversy, particularly its £1200 price tag. Many critics say that Apple demanding such a premium for a laptop that lacks an Ethernet port as well a battery that cannot be replaced by the user, nor can its memory. There is also no room for an optical drive for reading and writing CDs and DVDs, which is perhaps the greatest sacrifice.

However, fans of the Macbook Air believe it is the perfect product for people who want to work on the go and have no need for the aforementioned functionality. Indeed, travelers and commuters would surely struggle to find a lighter and thinner notebook to carry around in their backpacks. Unfortunately though, with such a high cost you do have to wonder how many people will be prepared to dig deep to buy a Macbook Air, however attractive it might be.

I’ll be honest though, I’m a fan of the Macbook Air so I’ll finish with some pros for buying the product. For starters, it has a long battery life meaning you can still be tapping away for 5 hours without having to find somewhere to plug-in. And tapping is made much easier with the use of a full size keyboard despite the Air’s diminutive form. Yes it doesn’t have your CD Drive or Ethernet port but wireless is everywhere these days making an Ethernet often redundant, and as for the CD Drive Apple have included a clever function which allows you to read CD’s and DVD’s through other computers drives.

Anyway, I won’t go on, I’ll leave it up to you to decide whether or not to buy Macbook Air [http://www.buymacbookair.net].