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5.0 out of 5 stars I'm glad I settled on this in the end, 1 Dec. 2010
This review is from: New MacBook Air 13 inch Laptop(Intel Core 2 Duo 1.86GHz, 2GB RAM, 128GB Flash Storage, NVIDIA GeForce 320M Graphics) - launched October 2010 (Electronics)
Lets get this straight from the outset, Apple equipment can be expensive (although no more than some of the Sony, HP, and Dell models out there), compared to some of the Windows boxes being given away with a packet of cornflakes these days. However, it's about the same sort of price I paid for Sony notebooks in the 90's. The big difference is that this runs OSX. Having suffered Microsoft's various O/S' since Windows first came out I took the plunge with OSX about a year ago and never intend to go back (OK I have to at work but not at home ...)

Anyhow I finally dumped my Windows laptop but couldn't decide on whether to go for a Pro or the new Air. I liked the idea of some of the feature set of the ipad (instant on, solid state memory), but with a desktop O/S, so after much soul searching and saving every available penny I bought an Air.

When you get it, it's beautifully presented (some expensive hifi manufacturers could learn a thing or two) and when you take it out and feel how light it is you wonder if there's anything inside! There is though as bootup is blisteringly fast and OS X runs even faster than it's normal fast self - many apps load in less than a bounce on the dock. Oh and everything just works. When it first boots it finds all your wifi and other devices and connects (asking for any encryption codes, etc). Job done!

I haven't found anything to really tax this machine yet but I shall try some online games soon so that may make it work a bit.

In conclusion, if you want a fully featured notebook that runs OSX, has very high build quality, is very fast, but weighs about the same as a netbook, and not much more than an iPad, then this is for you!
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