The last MacBook alternative is one of Apple’s own, the MacBook Air. Even though the new MacBook is around 20% thinner than the MacBook Air, which measures in at 12.7mm at its thickest point, it’s still a good alternative. It’s also light, weighing in at only 1.3kg.
It has a 13.3-inch LED backlit display with a 1440×900 resolution and a fifth-generation 1.6GHz Intel Core i5 Processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 2.7Ghz. It comes with 4GB of memory and 128GB SSD. It also has a FaceTime HD camera, which can be used for FaceTime or other video calling services.
With specs like these, you’d expect a less than satisfactory battery life right? Apparently not, as Apple claims that its 13” MacBook Air will last 12 hours on a single charge, describing it as an “all day battery life”.
Of course, with an Apple laptop running OS X Yosemite you get all the extra features that Apple users love, especially if they have an iPhone. If you’ve got a compatible iPhone, you can make and receive both calls and texts directly from your laptop. That’s not all either; if you’re writing an email on your iPhone and you want to carry on, on your MacBook Air, all you have to do is open the email app and you can carry on right where you left off. The MacBook Air isn’t as expensive as the MacBook either, coming in at only £849.
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