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Apple Air – Apple MacBook Air Laptop – Advantages

Updated on July 8, 2023

Technology is advancing at a rapid pace every day. New gadgets are conceptualized and invented to address the market’s needs while old and trusted favorites undergo regular revamping in order to appeal to their core market and, at the same time, lure away customers from the competition. A perfect example of the latter is the MacBook Air designed by Apple. The Apple Air, introduced to the market on January 15, 2008, markets itself as the most portable notebook in Apple’s MacBook family. To date, it has been revised twice since its original release by the developers to address the initial concerns of their customers.

Though the label “world’s thinnest notebook” is mostly self-proclaimed and remains up for debate, there’s no doubt that the Apple Air is a revolutionary break in the notebook market. One of its groundbreaking features is its first-time utilization of Apple’s precision aluminum unibody enclosure. The Apple Air retains the same 13.3-inch display of its MacBook siblings, with the thickest part measuring only 1.94 cm thick. To top it all off, the Apple Air tips the scales at 1.36kg despite its solid structure. For a notebook that’s incredibly thin, the Apple Air is surprisingly very durable thanks to its aluminum framework

Apple Air Mac book

Aesthetics-wise, the Apple Air’s design is up to par with the sleekness and style standards set by Apple for their products. Sacrifices in features, particularly in the connectivity department, had to be made in order to achieve the Apple Air’s widely-lauded look, and much has been said by users about the sparseness of the Apple Air compared to the standard MacBooks and the MacBook Pro. But if you compare the Apple Air with other ultraportables in the market, which usually cost more and come with more inferior specs, the Apple Air is actually a better deal. Most ultraportables sacrifice important features such as screen space and keyboard space in order to shrink the notebook and make it more portable, the Apple Air doesn’t.


To offset the Apple Air’s basic connectivity features, the developers have equipped the Apple Air with new and very useful features such as the new touchpad gesture controls and a remote optical drive in lieu of a built-in drive. The new touchpad is larger and can now acommodate new multi-touch gestures similar to the ones utilized by the iPhone like pinching, swiping, and rotating. The other notable new addition to the arsenal is the remote disc function. This nifty feature lets the Apple Air access the optical drives of both PC and Mac systems, which can be very handy for sharing files and applications.

The Apple Air is also environmentally friendly. The developers reduced the usage of toxic chemicals like lead and did not include BFRs, PVC wiring and mercury in the unit.

As a whole, the Apple Air is an adequate unit that you can utilize for basic notebook functions like surfing, productivity tasks, and media playback. Though it comes with a steep price tag compared to the standard MacBook and has its share of drawbacks, you can be assured that it can meet your basic computer needs and last longer than your typical notebook because of its superior design and durability.


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