MacBook Air | FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
The Apple MacBook Air is an incredibly portable and respectably powerful laptop computer. Like other devices in the Apple computer family, including the iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro, iPad, and iPhone, it's celebrated for its sleek design and dependable performance.
What advantages does a MacBook Air offer?
Designed to be convenient and reliable, the MacBook Air is very lightweight and thin, but still offers a full-size, backlit keyboard, and a multi-touch trackpad. On the inside, a solid state (flash storage) drive ensures fast startup and load times. This type of drive also takes up less space, leaving room for bigger batteries. The 11-inch 2015 MacBook Air provides up to 9 hours of battery life, and the 13-inch Air up to 12.
How does it compare to other MacBooks?
For the 2015 lineup, the MacBook Air offers the best battery life and lowest cost compared to the MacBook and the MacBook Pro. It's available with faster processor options than the MacBook, but the lowest resolution display of the three. It has the same ports as the MacBook Pro, including USB 3.0, Thunderbolt 2 and HDMI ports. Like the others, it offers fast 802.11ac WiFi connectivity, and Bluetooth 4.0 compatibility.
What are some pros and cons versus other laptops?
The MacBook Air's streamlined unibody design ensures portability, but eliminates the ability to easily upgrade its internal components. Instead, it's built to perform right out of the box, loaded with apps including iMovie, GarageBand, Pages, Numbers, Safari, iTunes, and more. There's more compatibility than ever with software usually associated Windows-based PCs. You can get the latest version of Office 365 for Mac. You can even install some of the latest versions of Windows on your MacBook Air using the Boot Camp software included with the OS X operating system.