Journal Reviews

MacBook Air: Two Weeks On…

It’s been a couple of weeks since I got my MacBook Air and started using it as my primary computer (and as something to take pictures of).


MacBook Air has arrived!

Well, it arrived last Friday – and it’s amazing. At first I barely touched it from the fear it would snap under the pressure of my man fingers, but actually, it’s an extremely solid machine. It feels more solid than my previous Aluminium Macbook (not pro).

The first thing I did was install the bare essential software I needed on it (CS5.5 and Tweetdeck), then I bought Modern Combat: Domination from the Mac App Store to see how it runs games.

It. Is. Fast. It’s only 1.8GHz, but because of the solid state storage, it is lightning quick and the game ran fantastically, even when I open Photoshop, a huge application, the icon doesn’t bounce more than once/twice. I haven’t used Premiere Pro on it yet, so I’m interested to see how it fares editing and exporting, but so far I’m feeling confident that I’ve made the right move for this to be my primary computer.

The only thing I need now is a case! I’ll probably have to pop by the Apple store on the way home.