Macbook Air vrs. other ultrabooks - Am I missing something?
I'm a student looking for a lightweight computer for school.
Lately I've been considering the Macbook Air. The reviews are all stellar for it. I've never owned a mac before and I am really eager to buy.
There is one glaring detail I can't ignore before I make my purchase though, and that is the price of the MBA versus other Windows laptops and ultra books.
Macbook Air 13" ($1179.99 on sale)
- 4gb Ram
- 128gb HDD
- 1440 x 900 pixels
- 1.8 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor
- Intel HD graphics 4000 (integrated)
- Upto 7 hours battery life
Samsung 13" ($549.99 on sale)
- 6gb RAM
- 500gb HDD
- 1366 x 768 pixels
- 2.1GHz AMD A6-4455M processor
- AMD Radeon HD 7500G
- Upto 6 hours battery life.
- Windows 7
Both have very similar form factors, the MBA being just slightly thinner and lighter.
But what am I missing? Obviously the Samsung seems to be the more powerful computer, with more bang for your buck. There are a whole lot more examples to be found on this page
I hear the MBA constantly recommended, but I really can't justify the purchase with other ultrabooks at those prices.
Any input is appreciated before I make my decision.