In the great words of Ronny Coleman, this computer is ‘Light weight!’. There are a lot of ultrabooks and ultra-portable laptops out on the market, but I’d argue that light weight is synonymous with the MacBook Air. I would rather sit in the middle seat, last row, than leave home with out my MacBook Air. At a cool G, I’d say this is a huge steal for road warriors.
Let me break it down into 3 reasons why this is the most relevant travel necessity:
- I hate going through TSA. Nothing frustrates me more than pulling my Lenovo T410 out, jamming it into a bin by itself, and then lugging it around the airport and client site. With my MacBook Air, I can bundle it with my jacket, shoes, phone, whatever – sometimes I don’t even have to take it out. The extra 4-5 pounds really makes a difference when you’re lugging your hardware from city to city, client site to hotel. My MacBook Air delivers all of the computing power I need, in a fraction of the size and weight.
- Flash memory is more #relevant than you realize. This computer turns on and off in the blink of an eye. When I’m on the plane and I need to shoot out a quick email before the flight attendant asks me to power down my electronics for the 5th time (yes, I get the boarding doors have closed), I can’t wait for my computer to boot up and run all if it’s disk checks. Norton Anti-virus couldn’t beat my grandma in a potato sack race. The flash memory on my MacBook Air means that I can open the screen and within seconds have my email up and out.
- In a world dominated by electronics, you’d think we’d have more outlets. I always find myself searching for outlets because my work computer battery lasts 2hrs – 1.5hrs after the Norton Anti-virus check. My MacBook Air stays charged for 4-5 hours even when I’m using it. This means I truly can get work done from anywhere without having to worry about buying coffee at Starbucks so that I can use the outlet by the bathroom.
If I had the choice, I’d love to use my MacBook Air for work. Some PC junkies talk about MS Office not working well on Macs. If you’re really stressed about Excel (which is the only one that may be less convenient) then there are ways to image your Mac to run Windows #21Century. The fact that I still bring this computer in addition to my Lenovo should speak volumes for how much I value it’s utility. The MacBook Air is the most relevant travel necessity. Time to get one #TREATYOSELF.