I was doing my annual holiday shopping at the mall and I came across the Apple Store. I have an older Macbook pro and was considering getting a new laptop. I thought I’d stop in to see what the new macbook features had to offer.
I was greeted at the door when I walked in by an Apple employee and continued to the laptop section. I was pretty impressed with all the new macbook pro models that they had. Aesthetically they were much more pleasing than my older edition. Once I got to play around on one, the features were also much better than my current edition. Some of them being a longer lasting battery, trackpad gestures, and a faster processor.
As I was looking at the Macbook pro’s I was approached by an Apple employee. She said that those were nice machines, but wanted me to look at the new Macbook Air. I had seen some commercials featuring the Macbook Air so I decided to take a look at them.
She boasted about the very thin and light structure of the computer. It was only 2.3 lbs. I lifted it, and was pretty impress with how light it was. It also didn’t really compromise anything in functionality. It all ran very smoothly.
The Macbook Air is nice machine, but I just don’t see the purpose for it. It’s got significantly storage space with only 64 GB of flash memory, no disk drive, and a lesser processor. With just the regular macbook priced at exactly the same of $999 with better features it just doesn’t seem like a logical buy. If I was an older woman where the difference between 2 and 4 lbs was significant the thinner Macbook Air just doesn’t seem necessary. Yes it is a very nice machine, but I can do better for the same price by getting the Macbook.
I then thanked the woman who was helping me and left the store. I wasn’t too impressed with what that Macbook Air had to offer. If I decided to get a new computer this holiday says I will either considering the Macbook, or the Macbook Pro. I just don’t seem to have any feasible use for the Macbook Air.