Since after its upgrade to the Intel Core chips in 2011, MacBook Air has become well known for its smart and slim design all over the world. The latest were the 11 inch and the 13 inch models of MacBook Air launched in June this year. I checked out the Core i5 11 inch version of its having 4GB RAM. This machine has got the latest Haswell processor of Intel and along with that there are some remarkable features in this device too which are described below.
Elegant design of the machine
This machine is just 17mm thick with a weight of just 1.08kg. Even though there are ultra books available in the market but the Apple’s MacBook has been able to keep its place in the market due its slim and smart design. Apple has placed the 79-key island keyboard on it which looks quite elegant and impressive in style. The track pad is quite big and it comfortably carries out the swiping and pitching gestures.
Fair display quality
It is very disappointing that Apple has not added its famous Retina screen to this model of MacBook Air. Retina screens are very remarkable as they have a resolution of 2880×1800 on a 15 inch MacBook Pro screen. It would have been icing on the cake if Apple had added the Retina screen but its addition would have forced Apple to increase the price of MacBook Air. The screen of this laptop has got an LED backlight and has the maximum resolution of 1366×768. The screen displays very sharp and bright colours.
There are only two USB 2.0 ports and a single Thunderbolt connector. The Thunderbolt connector is very impressive as it offers transfer speed almost 20 times faster than the USB 2.0 ports. Furthermore, the Thunderbolt also allows you to connect your Air with VGA, HDMI, mini Display Port and DVI devices with the help of adapters. A bad news that it does not support SD cards. Sadly the device comes with only power adapter in the box while all other adapters are to be purchased which are quite expensive. For example the USB Ethernet adapter costs £25 which takes you out of budget.
This machine is worth buying. This machine costs the same as its previous version of 2011with a price tag of £849 having 128GB storage along with the latest Intel Haswell processor.