Apple Macbook Air owners love cases and sleeves as they love protecting their good looking laptops. This is a list of plain sleeve type cases without a zip that give you quick access to your Macbook Air.
I just got myself the 12South Air Book cover for Macbook Air. Initial impressions are very good and the case looks decent great when closed. The leather is very light and is perfect for use in meetings.
Is Macbook Air 11 able to run the most demanding game out there? Well, simply put, the answer is no. It would not be able to run it. I just tried running the Crysis 2 demo on it and immediately it told me that the Nvidia 320M graphics processing unit is not supported.
I have now had the MBA ultimate for 3 months now. I have travelled abroad with it several times over the past few weeks. Here is my experience:
Before I start, I switched in September last year to 27-inch iMac from windows, and I use to travel with a 17-inch windows laptop or Linux laptop running VMware, if i needed to switch.
* Weight: First things first. I’m going from 2.03 Kg (4.5 pounds) to 2.9 pounds (1.32 kg). My main motivation for the change was to reduce the total weight and 680 grams is really a lot lighter, in fact a 35% lighter.
* Temperature: Using it in the sofa is not only the weight, but also how warm it gets the Pro over my lap. It’s not only warm… it gets really hot even if you’re just browsing the web. I expect the Air to be much cooler.
* Processor: I’m loosing some raw power the Air clock speed of the Air is 1,86 GHz and 2,26 GHz in the MacBook Pro. Both are Intel Core 2 Duo manufactured with similar 45nm technology, both have 2 cores and 2 threads by core. The one in the Air is a SL9400 with 6 MB cache and the one in the Pro is a P7550 with 3 MB cache. Air’s processor is cooler with a maximum TDP of 17W vs 25W in the Pro and both admit Intel VT-x virtualization technology and 64 bits instruction sets. Who will win?
I’ve been using Macs since the very first 128K model in 1984, but I moved from Mac OS to Windows after my last Mac, a Performa 5400 model. Since then I’ve been more in touch with the Apple world rather than de Mac world, using the iPhone, the iPad, the Apple TVs and so on… but not a real Mac.
There are three options:
1. SD card (assuming you have a new 13″.) They’re available at up to 64 GB, obviously still under your 250 GB requirement. There are USB flash drives at up to 256 GB, but they’re insanely expensive ($700+,) 128 GB is slightly better at ~$300. I lump SD and USB together in the ‘ultra-small, but expensive for the capacity’ grouping. Continue…
Netflix works fine on the Macbook Air and battery life is satisfactory as well. Watched a 2h10m movie from start to finish in Safari, HD quality (streaming at 400 KB/s), fullscreen, 3/4 brightness, 1/2 sound through external speakers. No stuttering, had a little charge left when said and done. Only other app running was running except for Adium (IM chat). Continue…