About 6 months ago, I picked up a brand new Macbook Air. I needed a new everyday, working laptop for my blogging. I had been using an older Macbook Pro from 2009 which had been my trust computer for years. I was very happy with that machine and it treated me very well, so I decided I would upgrade to a newer model. I actually decided to go with the Air rather than the Pro simply based on price. I figured unless I was doing some heavy motion graphics or video editing, the Macbook Air should fit my needs.
I am also a freelance web designer, so I was a bit concerned about how it would hold up in programs like Photoshop. I most recently designed and built www.arlingtontreepros.com for a local tree service company, and my new Macbook Air performed beautifully.
I really couldn’t have asked for more. I’ve not once noticed any kind of slowness at all whatsoever, even when dealing with some high resolution photos and graphics in Photoshop.
My only complaint I ever had about my old Macbook Pro was the battery life, but that is one thing that has vastly improved with my upgrade to the Macbook Air. I can probably get in at least 6-8 working hours on a fully charge, which I’m very happy with. It’s also extremely thin and lightweight – this is one of my favorite features.