“I’ve used every MacBook Air since it was originally released, and I still use an 18-month-old Air for hours and hours every day,” Paul Venezia reports for InfoWorld. “My last Air was top-of-the-line, with a dual-core 2.13GHz CPU, 2GB of RAM, and the 128GB SSD, purchased in June 2009. I purchased a top-of-the-line [13-inch] model this time as well, bearing the same dual-core 2.13GHz CPU, but now with 4GB of RAM and 256GB of flash storage ($1,799 from the Apple Store). The difference in performance between the two is significant — and that’s saying something.”
“It has the oomph to handle just about every general-purpose task you can throw at it while weighing in at less than three pounds. I’m not going to use my Air for heavy video editing with Final Cut Pro or to mix down 32 audio tracks in Pro Tools, but I’ll reach for it when it comes to all of my other daily tasks, wherever I happen to be,” Venezia reports. “One thing’s for sure: This Air is easily the best one yet.”
Read the full review here.