MacBook Air 2011 Laptop Computer

MacBook Air 2011 Laptop Computer Preview: Price, Features and Other Details – When the first generation MacBook Air was released by Apple a couple of years back, it made a lot of noise and a lot of news. Imagine Steve Jobs pulling out the first MacBook Air out of an ordinary envelope in front of awed spectators and from then on, the term ultraportable was never the same again. This also gave a new definition to mobile computing with the MacBook Air looking thinner than your regular Mills and Boon paperback.
And not just that, the first generation MacBook Air may be wafer-thin but its specs were definitely not. It packed impressive specs by that time frame’s standards to go along with its finely sculpted chassis. In short, it was the ultimate eye-candy of the generation. And if you are one of the proud owners of said device, I’m positive that you have had your share of envious looks whenever you take the MacBook Air out for a drive around town.
Fast-forward to today and several MacBook Air generations later, we again are confronted with what just might be the best iteration of this thinner than thin laptop. Jobs et al are out again breaking design conventions including a lot of banks with the release of the MacBook Air 2011.
Now packing the latest generation of Intel processors, the rejuvenated MacBook Air 2011 has plenty to boast but still sticks to the design conventions it established. How much better then is the new MacBook Air 2011 compared to its predecessors? Just what does it bring to the table? What can it offer to justify breaking your budget and almost your bank just to get your hands on one? Read on to get more up close and personal with Apple’s groundbreaking MacBook Air 2011.
Design and construction
The MacBook Air 2011 keeps to the design tradition popularized by the original MacBook and doesn’t deviate one bit from it. In fact, there were no design changes that are apparent with this iteration when it is compared to its predecessor that was released last year.
It still packs the aluminum unibody design that makes these products very attractive. In addition, the unibody construction gives off the impression that the MacBook Air 2011 is exceptionally well built and makes it simple yet elegant. In fact, the laptop is so sturdy that no creaks became apparent whichever part of the chassis we tried pressing with a bit of a pressure on. That is how rock-sold its construction is.
The MacBook Air 2011 measures 320 x 227 x 17 mm at its thickest part and x 3 mm at its thinnest towards its front bezel. Its edges gradually slope down to its front bezel where the thinnest portion lies and gives off warning signals that you need to be careful around it lest its thinnest edge cut you to ribbons.

Under the hood
This is where things get more interesting. The MacBook Air 2011 relies on a second generation Sandy Bridge Intel Core i5 dual-core processor with a clock speed of 1.7 GHz. A user has the option though to upgrade this to Core i7 running at 1.8 GHz but this means more dinero to shell out.
The processor works with 4GB of DDR3 RAM for a snappy performance. In terms of graphics, the MacBook Air 2011 is sporting an Intel HD Graphics 3000 to take care of graphics duties. Storage space which most of us can’t seem to get enough of is in the form of a 256 GB Solid State Drive that gives the MacBook Air 2011 a speed boost.
The display and other features
The MacBook Air 2011 packs a 13.3-inch display with a native resolution of 1440 x 900 pixels. The other one features an 11-inch display. Regardless of what you are doing on the MacBook Air 2011, be it browsing, or watching video and the like, the extra pixels found in its display comes in handy and makes the panel of the display very bright and exceptionally crisp. In addition to that, it is capable of very broad viewing angles and sunlight legibility is just off the charts.
In terms of input devices, the keyboard of the MacBook Air 2011 is probably one of the best I have handled so far. Having chiclet-style keys with nice spacing in between keys, you will find yourself touch-typing on the MacBook Air 2011 keyboard in no time at all due to the exceptional tactile feedback that it provides. In addition to that, the keyboard is now backlit and automatically lights up and adjusts the degree of illumination depending on the amount of ambient light where the MacBook Air 2011 is sitting.
Due to its very slim profile, the MacBook Air 2011 is not very generous when it comes to ports. It only has a pair of USB 2.0 ports, a 3.5 mm headphone jack and Apple’s proprietary Thunderbolt port.
Its got connectivity covered very well though with support for Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0. It also packs a webcam though you would have to make-do with its VGA resolution because it is not 720p capable.
The bottom line
If I have extra money on the bank, I would definitely bring this baby home. Need I say more?
MacBook Air 2011 Laptop Computer Price in the Philippines:
* 11-inch
– 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor
– 2GB RAM
– 64GB flash storage
– Intel HD Graphics 3000
Price: Php 49,990.00
* 11-inch
– 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor
– 4GB RAM
– 128GB flash storage
– Intel HD Graphics 3000
Price: Php 59,990.00
* 13-inch
– 1.7GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor
– 4GB RAM
– 128GB flash storage
– Intel HD Graphics 3000
Price: Php 65,990.00
* 13-inch
– 1.7GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor
– 4GB RAM
– 256GB flash storage
– Intel HD Graphics 3000
Price: Php 79,990.00

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