I finally had the opportunity to try out the MacBook Air at an Apple Store yesterday. I came away quite impressed. The most striking aspect to me was not the thinness, which is evident from the numerous pictures around the net, but how solid the laptop feels. The construction is really first rate, and it seems that it would be quite easy to close, pick up, and go without a second thought. When I had my 17″ PowerBook (weighing in at nearly 7 lbs), it required some “activation energy” when making the decision to pick up the beast and move to a new location.
The drawbacks of this laptop seem fairly minimal, particularly if you have access to a desktop computer for really intensive tasks and large volume data storage.
The Apple Store was out of stock, so I’m able to resist the instinct to snap one up…at least for the moment.