Wednesday, January 23, 2008

The Macbook Air Reviews are in...And the Verdict Is?

Well, the only specs and quality of this laptop that we've been able to get are the people who went to MacWorld 2008. But now, we have the reviews of 3 well-known journalists. These reviews come from USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, and Newsweek.

WSJ: Walt Mossberg from the Wall Street Journal was surprised at how the machine felt in hand, saying words could not describe. He also said the keyboard and screen were "a pleasure to use." He also noted how speedy it was. His battery tests gave him 3 hrs and 24 minutes having WIFI turned on and music playing non-stop.

Newsweek: Steven Levy of Newsweek wrote in a third of his review how thin it is. He then compared it to a circumcision. He noted that to ensure an easy connection, you must turn Firewall setting to it's lowest, making the machine even more prone to attacks.

USA Today: Ed Baig of USA Today reviewed the Macbook Air as a machine not meant to be alone, saying that there are tons of features missing and that to only purchase this if you travel a lot with your laptop. He explained Intel's new Core 2 Duo that Intel re-made just for the Macbook Air, going on to say that it is definately the slowest Intel Core 2 Duo chips on the Mac line-up (OUCH!). Surfing the Web, he got 3 hrs and 40 minutes. When watching a movie, 2 hrs and 40 minute ( Zune lasts longer than that).

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