“I don’t know just who Apple’s newest laptop is for. Rich people who fly coach? People with one laptop who want a second, gold one? Maybe,” David Pierce writes for Wired. “But I do know two things about the new MacBook: This is what the future of laptops looks like, and I want one very badly.”
“In almost every case, the Internet has replaced our computers as the center of our digital experience; our laptops are just terminals of access, particularly suited to a certain set of tasks,” Pierce writes. “More than any laptop I’ve ever used, the MacBook embraces that: It does a few things as well as it can, and leaves the rest to the Internet. It’s running out a little bit ahead of consumers, but it’s blazing the right path.”
“I’ve been carrying it to and from work, and it’s an absolutely perfect travel computer,” Pierce writes. “It’s a vision of our next computer, the one we’ll buy when our Airs or ThinkPads can’t keep up anymore. The MacBook is a work in progress: The processor and the battery will improve, and the price will drop. It won’t take long. The future’s getting here faster than you think.”
Much more in the full review here.
MacDailyNews Take: We cannot wait to dump our 11-inch MacBook Airs – our most favorite Macs ever – for these new MacBooks.