The next generation of Mac

Rima Bek

When I heard about the release of the MacBook Air a couple of weeks ago, my first thought was ‘here we go again.’ With technological advancements almost every other week,  it can be overwhelming trying to keep up.

Yesterday,  I saw Apple’s commercial on the MacBook Air for the first time and I was simply enamoured.

This is coming from a girl who’s used a Dell PC  for the last 4 1/2 years.

The MacBook Air is very sleek. Available in both 11 and 13-inch models, it starts at $999.

It features all-flash storage, allowing for better reliability and responsiveness.

It offers a multi-touch trackpad, designed without a button so you can click anywhere. It allows you to swipe and pinch,  zoom in and out of text, and go through photo albums.

And although it is incredibly thin, the battery life lasts for 5-7 hours.

Hidden inside is the FaceTime camera, which  is thinner than the camera on the iPhone 4. This Mac application can make FaceTime calls over Wi-Fi with anyone who has a Mac, an iPhone 4 or the new iPhone touch.

I don’t know about other PC users, but, I think once my Dell dies, I might just take Apple up on their offer.