Editors note: This is a guest post by Burhan Siddiqui, 13-year-old lover of all things involving technology.
The 2011 MacBook Air 13.3″ is truly a stunning machine with a beastly 1.7GHz duel-core Intel Core i5 processor and 4GB of RAM. This is the perfect notebook for students who want something which weighs just 2.96 pounds and is less than an inch thick! That said, there are good, bad, and points over improvement that I would like to cover.
Apple’s MacBook Air 13.3″ LED-backlit widescreen has by far the best resolution of any computer I have seen! The resolution of the screen is 1440×900 PPI (Pixels Per Inch). The colors are exceptionally vibrant and films look equally stunning.
The MacBook Air 13.3″ is as beautifully thin as ever, at it thickest end it measures 17mm thick and its thinnest point is only 3mm thick!
The 2011 MacBook Air 13.3″ comes standard with a 1.7GHz, dual-core Intel Core i5 processor with 4GB of RAM. The notebook has flash storage tucked inside its aluminium unibody chassis, which is great for students who want tasks completed quick such as word processing and music, photo and video editing. I am able to get roughly 6 and a half hours of battery life out of the MacBook Air and is capable of staying in standby mode for 30 days without dying from loss of battery.
I am a little disappointed that there are only 2 USB ports on the MacBook Air 2011. Even if Apple added just one more USB port would be a wonderful add-on. I am also unhappy that there is no USB 3.0 port on notebook, which would be another huge key selling point for the MacBook Air. I am disappointed by the poor resolution of built-in FaceTime camera. Apart from these omissions and possible improvements, the laptop is great.
As always, nothing is perfect. In the future, I would like to see Apple introduce a FaceTime HD camera (featured in the MacBook Pro’s and iMac’s). As the MacBook Air’s FaceTime Camera performs horribly in when in low-light environments. I would also greatly appreciate more flash storage inside this elegant machine.
All things considered, I would give the MacBook Air a very high rating. For its price, I think the MacBook Air is a solid purchase.