Although Apple made notebook computers prior to developing the MacBook, The MacBook was surely different than those that came before it. It’s predecessors, the iBook and the PowerBook, were certainly advanced machines, but nothing compared to those that the company would produce in the near future. The MacBook line was the beginning of a new future in notebook computers, both for Apple, for Steve Jobs, and for the people who would use the newly developed, more advanced notebook computers. Although the general concept of the MacBook line has stayed fairly uniform, there are always improvements with the newest models to be introduced, the most recent being the 2011 MacBook Air, which comes in both an 11 inch and a 13 inch model. This is one of the best of the MacBook Air notebooks to be introduced so far, with features that make it ideal for any type of user. Most of all are the advanced capabilities of the newest MacBook product so far, although another model is surely likely to come out before too long.
The 2011 MacBook Air’s Capabilities
One of the best capabilities featured in the newest MacBook Air is the extended battery life. Numerous notebook producing computer companies have been trying aiming for a longer battery life and this time Apple may have hit the proverbial nail on the head. The 2011 MacBook Air is claimed to have a battery life of up to seven hours, and in addition to the longer length of time that the MacBook can be used without charging it can also run on standby for an extended length of time, nearly 30 days to be exact. The newer models of the MacBook Air are also much more energy efficient than prior models, which is a welcome development for those that use their MacBook often. More importantly, though, the more contemporary MacBook Air as a significant amount of memory and storage, which is what every notebook owner wants to hear. This particular machine features an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 128 GB of flash memory storage, and 2 GB of RAM.
The 2011 MacBook Air’s Programs
In addition to better capabilities the newer Airs also have a number of desired programs pre-installed on them. While some of these were featured in later models of the MacBook Air, some are making their appearance for the first time. Such programs are included with the Mac OS Snow Leopard operating system. Those programs include Time Machine, iTunes, Safari, Mail, iChat, and Face Time. In addition, there are multiple applications installed that are designed to work with other Apple portable devices. This make it much simpler for MacBook owners that own other Apple products to streamline their communications and data information, and simplify their lives.
For some time MacBooks were generally considered to be designed with the business person in mind, but these days there is a MacBook out there for everyone. The move to designing notebook computers with more people in mind has led to a great increase in the number of people who purchase from the MacBook line.