One year and 41 days with Apple’s MacBook Air

Apple Online Store“When it comes to laptops and desktops, nothing matters to me more than reliability. While I may be directly or indirectly responsible for thousands of servers, desktops, and laptops, the one that matters the most is the one I’m using to manage all of those resources,” Paul Venezia reports for InfoWorld. “My laptop is my gateway to everything I do. It must be absolutely reliable and available constantly.”

“I’m currently on my third MacBook Air. I bought (and reviewed) the first one back in February 2008 when it was released; I then upgraded to the next iteration in June 2009,” Venezia reports. “Last week, the new MacBook Air arrived, and I wasted no time in putting it to good use.”

“Over the past few years, I’ve used some model of MacBook Air for probably 85 percent of my computing needs: email, browsing, more xterms than you can shake a stick at, writing, reading, creating, and consuming,” Venezia reports. “With the exception of my review of the iPad (which was written on the iPad), every word I’ve written for publication in the past 2.5 years has been written on a MacBook Air. I’ve logged over 100,000 miles with them and carried them all over the globe.”

Venezia reports, “They’ve never let me down.”

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “j s” for the heads up.]

36 Comments

  1. I got the Rev C MBA refurbed thru the Apple Store, one year ago. I also added an SSD, as the original 4200rpm harddrive is a bottleneck. With the SSD, the MBA is great. Scores over 150 on Xbench. Very snappy, and no regrets, given that one can get a new MBA with SSD for only $999. That’s the pace of technology. I’m glad that Apple is driving it forward.

  2. I got the Rev C MBA refurbed thru the Apple Store, one year ago. I also added an SSD, as the original 4200rpm harddrive is a bottleneck. With the SSD, the MBA is great. Scores over 150 on Xbench. Very snappy, and no regrets, given that one can get a new MBA with SSD for only $999. That’s the pace of technology. I’m glad that Apple is driving it forward.

  3. Likewise. I’ve even done photoshop editing work and built a few websites on my MBA. Flash or SSD is the way to go especially if you are on the move constantly. Too many drops and bangs for a HDD to handle.

  4. Likewise. I’ve even done photoshop editing work and built a few websites on my MBA. Flash or SSD is the way to go especially if you are on the move constantly. Too many drops and bangs for a HDD to handle.

  5. well, I think that it is not even news because of MBA? come on. there are a lot of road warriors. I am a part of them. my mileage is more than 400,000 miles which you can’t even imagine. don’t tell me about mobility. I am dying for that. actually, I only spend 5 months of good time at home. it’s beyond your imagination.

  6. well, I think that it is not even news because of MBA? come on. there are a lot of road warriors. I am a part of them. my mileage is more than 400,000 miles which you can’t even imagine. don’t tell me about mobility. I am dying for that. actually, I only spend 5 months of good time at home. it’s beyond your imagination.

  7. The scary part is he seems to think such reliability is unusual. Sounds normal to me — but then I only buy Apple stuff. I guess I’m spoiled. I still have Macs from the 1980s that work!

  8. The scary part is he seems to think such reliability is unusual. Sounds normal to me — but then I only buy Apple stuff. I guess I’m spoiled. I still have Macs from the 1980s that work!

  9. Apple makes an 11″ net book on steroids but it’s still a cut-down. Needs to be expandable – SD Card slot or whatever .

    When I saw how small it was I thought ‘net book’ followed by – Give me a 12″ Al MacBook screen size in Air format and it would be a MacBook replacement. I didn’t have my 12″ Al to compare screen size with the 13.3 but for me the 12″ was just the sweet spot in mobile computing.

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