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Cult of Mac reviews the 11in MacBook Air

And boy, does Leander like it:

“Apple’s new 11-inch MacBook Air is astonishing. It’s unbelievable. It’s the most exciting consumer PC that’s come out for years. It’s a netbook, but it’s not a PoS. It’s blazing fast. It’s unbelievably light and thin. It’s beautifully made. Really beautifully made.

It has an older CPU and skimpy RAM, but it is NOT underpowered. For users like me, who aren’t editing Hollywood movies, it’s more than adequate. Heck, it’s a huge leap forward. Like Jobs said at the launch, this is the future of notebooks. Extremely thin and light, yet capable of running dozens of applications without bogging down. There are compromises, of course, but the most important things — portability, durability and functionality — are very much in place.”

I just bought one of these, and Leander’s right: it’s a really, really good machine. Subjectively, for non-computationally intensive tasks, it actually feels very fast indeed.

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  • http://twitter.com/hondanhon Dan Hon

    Out of interest, what are non-computationally intensive tasks?

    I have: Entourage, a 6-tabbed Safari Window, Excel, Tweetie, Skype, TextWrangler and Terminal open. How’s it like with that?

  • http://www.technovia.co.uk Ian Betteridge

    Well, at the moment i have open: Safari (five tabs), iCal, Mail, Omnifocus, Pages, and Echofon. It’s not blinking. No spinning anything, and I can switch to any of the apps instantly.