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New MacBook Air: iPad-like Experience

The new MacBook Air is now just over a week old, and there have already been countless reviews about the new Apple device. However, an article on WSJ states that it is more like the iPad than we first thought. The main reason for this is because of its instant on feature — something that iPad owners have come to love.

The new 2010 MacBook Air is able to use this feature because of improvements to its battery — we all know that the older model drains its battery when you just shut the lid. For years we have wanted a laptop that offered instant on and was light enough to carry around, so how come Apple were the first?

The new Air comes in two sizes, 11.6-inch and 13.3-inch, and the first thing that you will notice is just how expensive it is to a Windows laptop and the iPad. The smaller model is just under two-inches larger than the iPad, but is just as light and easy to carry around.

The main difference with the iPad and the MacBook Air is how the former has access to thousands of apps via the iTunes. However, Steve Jobs announced that there is to be an “app store” for the Mac coming soon — so there is an iPad-like experience after all.

For more details on MacBook Air and iPad similarities visit WSJ.

Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

Contact Peter Chubb: peter@product-reviews.net

He started out working in a factory and dreamed of the day when he could become his own boss; That happened back in 2002 and he has never looked back since. Things have changed so much on the Internet in that time, but he has adapted well.

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