“Apple’s new 11-inch MacBook Air is astonishing. It’s unbelievable. It’s the most exciting consumer PC that’s come out for years. It’s a netbook, but it’s not a PoS. It’s blazing fast. It’s unbelievably light and thin. It’s beautifully made. Really beautifully made,” Leander Kahney reports for Cult of Mac.
“It has an older CPU and skimpy RAM, but it is NOT underpowered. For users like me, who aren’t editing Hollywood movies, it’s more than adequate. Heck, it’s a huge leap forward,” Kahney reports. “Like Jobs said at the launch, this is the future of notebooks. Extremely thin and light, yet capable of running dozens of applications without bogging down. There are compromises, of course, but the most important things — portability, durability and functionality — are very much in place.”
“Last year, I bought a 13-inch MacBook Pro, which I loved. But in comparison to the 11-inch Air, it looks like a bloated old relic,” Kahney reports. “It’s positively primitive: a porky throwback to a previous computing era.”
Kahney reports, “I know what you’re thinking, ‘Cult of Mac. This guy’s a zealot. He’ll buy anything Steve Jobs tells him too.’ I admit, I’m a fan. But the Air is important. It’s different. It’s right up there with the iPad and the iPhone. This is a breakthrough product.”
There’s much more in the full article, including many original photos, here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Brawndo Drinker” for the heads up.]