Macbook Air (College Review)

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buy1._V192207739_macbook airThe Macbook Air is the most widely used laptop on college campuses, because it is one of the most versatile laptop that can be useful for almost any major. It is super fast, safe, secure, and efficient. Is it the best laptop for college students? Is it the right laptop for you? Find out below, you might just be surprised with our college-exclusive Macbook Air review.


Features

  • Glossy Retina Display
  • Super slim & lightweight design
  • Flash Storage (10x faster than SSD!)
  • Mac OS X Operating System

Specs

  • Screen Size: 13.3″ LED-backlit Glossy Widescreen
  • Screen Resolution: 1440 x 900
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 (1.6 Ghz) w/ Turbo Boost up to 2.70 GHz
  • Memory: 4GB DDR3
  • Hard Drive: 256GB Flash Memory
  • GPU: Intel Integrated HD Graphics 6000
  • Wireless: Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11 ac
  • Average Battery Life: Up to 12 Hours
  • Weight: 3.0 lbs

Specs Review: The Macbook Air is extremely fast when it comes to general usage. This includes opening apps, booting up, copying files, etc. This is due to the flash memory it packs, which is faster than the industry-grade SSDs that most laptops have today. This laptop is no winner when it comes to graphics processing or gaming, but it can handle low-medium games. It has a low 4GB of RAM, but you aren’t going to feel it unless you have 15+ apps running simultaneously because of Apple’s efficient software. It is very light, and will last you a long time (not as long as the Dell XPS 13, but still long) with a battery life of up to 12 hours. All of the new Macbooks usually have the famous Retina display, but it is not as good as Dell’s Infinity display, or the Macbook Pro’s Retina display. This laptop is very efficient and has some nice specifications, but if you’re looking to save money, I would stay away from any Apple devices as they tend to be overpriced for the parts you are receiving.

On another note, the Mac OS X operating system is the main OS of all Apple computers. You can see the differences between Mac’s and PC’s in this review.


Customer Review Summary (from online reviews):

  • “LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE!”
  • “It looks and feels nice. But the lack of a full HD screen doesn’t justify the price tag.”
  • “MacBook Air does everything I need.”

Conclusion for College Students: The Macbook Air is certainly an incredible laptop for college students because it is lightweight, razor-thin, sleek, and fast. It will not let you down in terms of stability and versatility because Apple packs in just about all the software anyone could need right out of the box. However, the any Windows laptop could match it software-wise, hardware-wise, and most certainly defeat the high price tag. You’re not saving any money with an Apple computer, because they tend to overprice their products but a few hundred dollars. Nonetheless, it is still an amazing laptop for people looking for an easygoing, reliable experience. You’ll never deal with crashes, heavy backpacks, or other issues, but Apple is still going to be locking you down with iCloud ;), so if you’re okay with that, you might want to consider the Macbook Air.

Looking for something like the Macbook Air but don’t want to be locked down by Mac OS X? Check out the Dell XPS 13.
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  4. I think you might be confusing the MacBook Air with the new MacBook. The Air’s do not have a Retina display (they’re still using the standard 720p screens), but the new 12″ MacBook does have a Retina, just like the Pro’s. Other than that, great review!

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