Pros

  • Greatly improved graphics power
  • Full-size keyboard
  • Weighs three pounds
  • Bright display

Cons

  • Single USB port
  • No video adapters in box
  • Slower than much more affordable Apple laptops
  • Unswappable battery

At A Glance

Apple's follow-up to the early 2008 debut of the ultraportable features faster RAM, more storage (a 120GB Serial ATA drive compared to the 80GB Parallel ATA drive in the original), and improved graphics. Instead of an integrated Intel GMA X3100, the Air now features an Nvidia GeForce 9400 graphics processor (though it still shares memory with the system RAM).

Manufacturer’s Description

MacBook Air Notebook is ultrathin, ultraportable, and ultra unlike anything else. But you don't lose inches and pounds overnight. It's the result of rethinking conventions. Of multiple wireless innovations. And of breakthrough design. With MacBook Air, mobile computing suddenly has a new standard.