Industry Updates

MacBook vs MacBook Air

Apart from a difference of 1.5 pounds, James argues that the MacBook is a much better investment for the road warrior.

Looking at this from any angle tells us that the Air is much more expensive for a lot less performance, primarily in the area of processor and hard drive speed. Add in the fact that you can bump the MacBook hard drive to 320 GB for $100, the memory to 4 GB for $150 and pick up a second battery for just $129 and you get the picture. Don’t get me wrong, the Air is 1.5 pounds lighter and is thinner than the MacBook. But is that slight weight difference worth the extra money, and at the expense of a big performance hit? Not to me and this is why I can’t understand why anyone would buy a MacBook Air today.


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