MacBook Air 2008 http://www.stuff.tv/apple/macbook-air-2008/all en-GB Apple MacBook Air 2008 http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-macbook-air-2008/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It&#039;s thin. It&#039;s fast. It&#039;s lovely. But is it really better than spending less money on a more powerful MacBook Pro or a PC? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1274" height="1084" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/apple-macbook-air_0_0.png?1364299972" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Ever since a certain Apple CEO pulled a silver blade called the MacBook Air from a manila envelope, we've been gagging to get it into our test room. This was initially, we confess, purely down to gadget lust.</p> <p>But once we'd digested its specs list, a more pressing question arose: is this dangerously alluring (and dangerously expensive) slab of tech really sexy enough to convince us to live with only one USB port and no optical drive at all? It's time to find out.</p> <p><strong>Bulletproof build</strong></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £1,200.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-711331972001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="711331972001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --> <script type="text/javascript">brightcove.createExperiences();</script> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Beautiful, built to last and blisteringly fast, but too expensive considering the lack of connections and its rivals' ever-growing features lists </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/apple-macbook-air-2008 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-macbook-air-2008/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-macbook-air-2008/review#comments Apple Laptops MacBook Air 2008 Mon, 11 Feb 2008 06:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 9363 at http://www.stuff.tv