Apple MacBook Air Review

by Calvin Sorren

A short overview of Apple MacBook Air is that it is very small, fragile and light. With a slight tap of the screen, the system shuts down completely.

Apple MacBook Air has been able to surpass other MacBook in their categories, arguably since it is the lightest. The slim factor makes this MacBook the center of attraction and it is rightly so. The total depth of 0.76 inches at the back tapers down to 0.16 inches towards the front bezel.

The curved design of the Apple MacBook Air makes it stand out in the crowd. Other laptops have look thicker due to a flat level of thickness all around, where as Apple MacBook Air has a thickness of .04 centimeters at most parts, and is curved.

This laptop does have few limitations like absence of connectivity ports and optical drive. Yet, numerous innovative features like standard-voltage processing parts and full-size keyboard within the diminutive size makes up for all limitations. Having an Internet connection reduces the utility of an optical drive greatly.

Apple MacBook Air offers preinstalled software. It includes Mac OS Xv10.5 Leopard operating system, Address Book, Quick Look, Safari, Photo Booth, Time Machine, Spotlight, Spaces, Dashboard, iTunes, iDVD, iPhoto, iLife’08, Xcode Developer Tools, Front Row, iMovie, and iWeb.

Apple has always been an active participant in environmental group Greenpeace in recent years. Apple has enclosed its MacBook Air to suit all environmental concerns. This laptop sports a completely recyclable aluminum case. All circuit boards are BFR and PVC free. Apple has been the first to have a mercury-free display with arsenic-free glass. The retail packaging uses fifty-six percent less packaging material than MacBook packaging. Apple MacBook Air is Energy Star 4.0-certified and EPEAT silver-compliant.

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