Summary: I when I purchased my laptop I was under the thinking that by old version it was the last one released or maybe the one before that. I ended up with a great little 2009 macbook air and a terribly mangled charging cord (wire is exposed at a spot or two).
Summary: MacBook Air is an excellent laptop. My daughter has used it for more than two years and really like it. But the power adapter sometimes didn't work and now it's completely dead. The replacement is expensive. Hard to believe Apple designed such an inferior power adapter and now charges so much.
Summary: 40 days after I purchased I had to have the hard drive replaced. Customer service was excellent but I lost all my data and photos that were on the drive. I've had other issues since this purchase. I do like the light weight of this laptop..
Summary: Thanks to my profession I have been able to use a Mac AIR over a year and have been recently upgraded to latest version of one. Overall its a great lap top but its also $1000. You could get a more powerful Wintel laptop for half the money. I realize that is sacrilege to MAC OS guru's.
Summary: Great little laptop, really like the multi touch. Garage Band is cool and fun to play with. But: Does not handle WEP encryption well. So while you might run WPA at home, if you are at a hotspot running WEP, good luck.
Summary: You will not get 7hrs of battery life, even with nothing running and screen dimmed so much you can barely see it. It is more like 5hrs if you are not watching video and you have the brightness turned way down (and that is pushing it). I don't know why Apple say's this thing will get 7hrs.
Summary: I've been using a Macbook Air for a week now. I have the 2011 13" ultimate: i7 1.8GHz, 4GB RAM, and 256SSD. My main uses are Office for Mac 2011, Skype, internet video, ArcGIS/Windows 7, Mathmatica, Matlab, C/C++, objective-C, and Java. At the moment I mainly use the Air for writing documents.
Great Looks, Speedy Laptop. Gets hot and loud under moderate CPU load.
Alex Green "alx779", Amazon
15 August 2011
Summary: I have been using my new 13" Macbook Air, 256GB, Core i7 for just over a week and here are my impressions... First, the good stuff... - The industrial design is absolutely gorgeous and rock-solid. The laptop is thin, light and pleasure to look at.