- Long lasting battery
- Build Quality
I have been using my macbook air since 2011 when I bought it new from Apple in the USA. At the time I got this computer it was the top of the Macbook air range. This computer boasts a 13 inch (1440 x 900) display that is crisp and bright with perfect colors. I have gone for the 1.8 GHz Intel Core i7 processor and 4 GB of RAM which gives me plenty of power for all basic computer functions and even some high powered web design programs, however it doesn’t come without it’s limitations.
As with any new computer when it is first used you are immediately taken back by how fast it is compared to what you were using before. This computer was very quick when I got it and I am lucky to be able to say that 4 years later it is still almost just as quick as the day I got it.
The 256 GB SSD gives a much needed speed boost when booting up apps and the operating system. I take a lot of pictures with my Canon 60D and those images take up a tot of space, especially when using RAW, not to mention Full HD video as well. Saying this, the storage space can quickly fill up when I am travelling or out at an event, I would definitely suggest trying to store as much media as possible on external hard drives.
When I am developing websites I usually have Adobe Dreamweaver, Photoshop both with multiple tabs and files open, as well as Google Chrome and Safari open both with multiple tabs and windows open. At this point I am asking a lot of my computer’s processing power and when I am flicking between desktops and programs it can get a bit laggy, but nothing to serious.
All around the Macbook air is a great machine which packs a lot of punch for its size, however if you are looking to do something a little more than the average user I would suggest a Macbook Pro.