MacBook Air

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For Sale: MacBook Air 13″

For sale is my wife’s beloved 13″ MacBook Air (late 2010 model) We’ve had 2+ years of exceptional and hassle-free computing from it. It has been used for (Microsoft) office work, net surfing, email etc. This MacBook Air is super-thin and ridiculously light. We bought the RAM and hard drive upgrades to the highest level at the time of purchase — it was spec’d out. You’ll love this machine! Gallery Specs Here are the details (the full geek-tastic details available at apple-history.com)

For sale: MacBook Air 11″

I’m selling my stealthy 11″ MacBook Air (late 2010 model) I’ve had 18 months of exceptional and hassle-free computing from it. It has been used for net surfing and email etc, as well as some occasional Photoshop work. This MacBook Air is super-small and ridiculously light. I bought the RAM and hard drive upgrades to the highest level. You’ll love this machine! Gallery Specs Here are the details (the full geek-tastic details available at apple-history.com) MacBook Air 11″ (late 2010 model) CPU Speed 1.6GHz dual core (upgraded from 1.4GHz) 4GB RAM (upgraded from standard 2GB) 128GB SSD (upgraded from standard 64GB) 256MB graphics Ports: 2x USB, Mini-display port, headphone jack Multi-gesture trackpad Built-in WiFi Built-in Bluetooth Built-in camera/webcam (for Skype etc.)

Things: Byrd & Belle hand-made MacBook Air sleeve

The latest entry into the materialistic rambling of Things is my Byrd & Belle hand-made MacBook Air Sleeve. Both my regular readers know I’ve been using a padded envelope as protection for my MacBook Air, and for almost a full year it has been a fine solution — especially for a dollar — but an upgrade has been in the works for a while, I’ve just never been happy with the offerings. Enter Byrd & Belle (and Etsy). Angie at Byrd & Belle makes everything herself.

Nirvana

I’ve reached a nerdy equilibrium; a digital nirvana. The combination of MacBook Air — small and light; ideal for couch and bed surfing and writing blog posts; and (beefed up) Mac Pro — heavy duty computing; where all my photo and design work is done; feels perfect. I love my Wacom tablet. I love the applications I use. I no longer feel the need to trial lots of software to find what I need — I have it. Everything just works.[1.

I’d buy that for a dollar

Well …for a dollar fifteen. The MacBook Air 11.6 is beautiful (suck on that McGauz). I don’t generally go for laptop sleeves. I can see their place in the world, but unless I’m doing heavy moving around, I’d prefer the slickness of the machine itself. A few bumps and scratches never hurt anyone (only their resale value). But this machine — I dunno — I feel I need to protect it. I hoped I wouldn’t, but I’d been researching good, unique sleeves all over teh internets.

Back to the my perfect Mac

I’ve ordered the new 11-inch MacBook Air Apple announced at their recent “Back to the Mac” media event. I haven’t seen it in person, played with it, or read any detailed reviews, but I ordered it anyway. You know why? Because it’s the laptop I’ve always wanted. A few years back I side-graded to a 12-inch PowerBook G4 (pictured above) from the 14-inch MacBook for reasons of small-enising. I loved the look and the feel of a 12-inch computer — it felt high-end, purposeful, designed.