The Apple MacBook Air 11″: Netbook or Laptop?

by Jay Bika on October 29, 2010 · 2 comments

in Apple,News,Opinion

Last week, the much talked about Apple netbook was unveiled at long last in the form of a MacBook Air 11”. The portable computer was a hit with critics from the moment it was announced and like most things Apple it should do well commercially.


What we at Netbook Era are wondering is whether the Apple MacBook Air 11” is a netbook or a conventional laptop. After all, it has features that are specific to notebooks such as weight and size but also has features that are typical of everyday laptops such as power and premium pricing (in everyday life though, Apple laptops are always more expensive and the flash drives inside the MacBook Airs push up the prices).

We really think that Apple ventured into the netbook era, a domain that it has vowed never to get into but decided to play their card differently. If you go check out the various benchmarks available all over the Internet, you will notice that the MacBook Air 11” is pretty powerful and leaves most netbooks in the dust but heck, it’s as light and small as the best of them even if normal netbooks are 10” or 8”.

So what’s the verdict?

Well, we really think that the 11” Apple MacBook Air is no netbook. It’s a really tiny notebook computer and those pundits whose favorite song is to say that netbooks are dying will use this Apple laptop as the ultimate example of how conventional laptops can be as light, portable and cheap as netbooks while having power for everyday computing.

That’s our take on the situation and now it’s your turn. Are we onto something or did we completely miss the boat? Express yourself in the comment box below!


{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 netbooks April 7, 2011 at 2:00 am

great product!
it has all the advaned function of top laptop but with a netbook’s size!

2 David November 10, 2011 at 7:18 am

The laptop everyone been dreaming of..I so wish to have this..this has the ultimate functions and effects over any other laptop,…

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