A Breath of Fresh Air

It’s not within my possession yet, but I am currently in the process of swapping out my 15″ MacBook Pro for a 13″ MacBook Air.

The spec of my current 15″ MacBook Pro is:

Processor 2.4 GHz Intel Core i5
Memory 8 GB 1067 MHz DDR3
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M 256 MB & Intel HD Graphics 288 MB
Hard Drive 500GB SATA 2.5
Software OS X 10.8.4 (12E55)

The spec of the 13″ MacBook Air that I want is:

Processor 1.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 with Turbo Boost up to 2.6GHz
Memory 4GB 1600MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM
Graphics Intel HD Graphics 5000
Hard Drive 256GB Flash Storage

As for the software it will be running, well, it’s possible that I may not see this laptop until OS X Mavericks is released, so I won’t be holding my breath that’s for sure!

However, the main reason I want to go for an Air is that I just don’t need the honking CPU power & dedicated GPU that my mind likes to think I so desperately need. Even when it comes to storage the 256GB SSD will pretty much be dedicated to photos and my iTunes library, as all of my documents are stored in Google Drive. 

I also don’t play games anymore. The combination of working for an early stage startup for just over a year and the fact that in 12 weeks my Wife and I will be parents spare time will soon become a rare commodity. 

The other big benefit of the Air is the fact that I will be moving away from a 5.6lbs laptop to 2.9lbs. That’s almost a 3lbs difference! You could say that would be a huge weight off my shoulder 🙂


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