Apple Macbook Air (13-inch, Early 2015): Same Design, Better Performance

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The Macbook Air has always caught my eye. Not only does it have Apple’s original sleek design I admire, but also because the weight and specs have always appealed to me.

As a college student who’s part of various organizations and usually on-the-go, I find myself struggling when bringing out my laptop for either work or play (because a girl’s got to have a break every once in a while!). Not only is it bulky and looking awkward in my bag, but the weight on my shoulders (literally!) makes me feel bad for my shoulders as I trudge on looking as if I’m handling red bricks rather than a laptop for college and work.

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My laptop’s been with me for quite some time, holding thousands of memories and important documents I’ll need for the future. It’s got the simple uses and advantages every laptop user needs, and it does the job. But it isn’t impressive. It doesn’t have the fastest performance or the best camera, and did I mention how heavy and bulky it is?

After years of dealing with these problems, I decided enough was enough. I backed my files up in an external hard drive and went out looking for a laptop that actually had the specs to match with its weight. Then, the Apple Macbook Air caught my eye!

Macbook Air Details:

The Macbook Air is one of Apple’s latest additions to its collection of laptops. Released during the first few months of 2015, it’s got a 13 inch screen and the weight of half a baby (3 lbs!), it is definitely for someone who’s suffering from shoulder problems but needs the desktop for work!

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The hard drive size is impressive, with at least 128GB built into it. It can save all my files and even more to come. Its performance is impressive, with a 5th generation Intel Core i5-5250U processor, making its performance two times better than the previous Macbooks out there. And the best part? The battery. With a class-leading battery life of about 14 hours, I’ll be able to use it uncharged for the whole day without panicking and desperately looking for an outlet to charge it on.

But of course, it’s got its minor downfalls. The look never changed, which isn’t something to complain about, as its got its sleek design, but hopefully Apple creates various colors for us to choose from, similar to the iPhone 5 or 6! And unfortunately, while the graphics aren’t as amazing as competitors, you can still live with it. I also advise you to purchase adapters, as the Macbook Air’s only got one USB port for you to plug and charge outlets on.

Short Specs & Price:

Price $999, £849, AU$1,099
Display 13.3-inch 1,440×900 screen
CPU Intel Core i5-5250U
RAM 4GB DDR3 SDRAM 1,600MHz (8GB Configurable)
Graphics 1536MB Intel HD Iris Graphics 6000
Storage Space 128GB SSD
Networking 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.0
Operating System Apple OS X Yosemite 10.10.2

Full specs can be found here: https://support.apple.com/kb/SP714?locale=en_US

Here is our Rating for Mac Book Air:

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Final Words:

In a nutshell, I would still recommend the Macbook Air to any of my family and friends. While the graphics and resolution isn’t as the best, it’s got the performance and battery life to make up for it! And with its lightweight body and sleek design, it’ll definitely amaze others out there when I whip it out without cringing from the heavy weight. And for just about $950 for a Macbook, it’s a steal!