Macbook Air 2012 13 inch

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editor September 20, 2012
 
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I will be contributing to this review as time permits. So far I am enjoying the rapid boot times given by SSD and am not feeling any heat issues. The screen seems to have been thought through in terms of the resolution as well, things dont appear too small. I couldn't decide if I needed the power of the i7 and probably will be using it at limited times for some video converting.

Specs: 13 inch , 256GB SSD, 8GB RAM, i7 processor.

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Just loosing out one on the value as this is not a cheap ultra laptop the mac book air scores highly in the style stakes. It runs very well if you like OSX if not then you can run windows !
I think the connectivity limits are the main issue with these kind of laptops but thankfully I have been able to get a decent screen/resolution with 8Mb of RAM sadly lacking in any windows machine hence why I have started to switch. From a developer perspective it is not the toy they once were now OSX runs on UNIX.

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I still love my macbook air - I now use it with a monitor since for all day work its a bit too small a screen - fine for a half days work.
Why did I mark the ergonomics down - I guess I find the keys slightly awkward but this is always going to be the issue with a machine with flat keys.
It operates on video and with graphics with ease and I am so very glad that I bought this machine. Its so nice to have the SSD above all this it is truly free from optical bottlenecks.

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Its now 2017 and with canny disk management the 256GB of storage is enough for me. I do have to go through high res images in the photos app and copy that to a separate USB drive every 6 months but that is just good management. The machine still runs and starts fast thank you SSD. Biggest tip I tell people about when they shop for a laptop. I just doesnt occur to them that their phones are fast and yet they put up with slow optical drives.
Still in love with my macbook air and might look to replace but I got a new battery installed (can only be done in the apple shop) it cost about 120 pounds. So it could keep on going. Also consider that I am still able to install the mac OS updates. Its a great machine and still looks great 3 years later.

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