Hands on review of the 4th generation MacBook Air (Mid 2011)

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5 Responses

  1. Eddie says:

    Thank you for the review and the perspective on the Air (its nice that you have history going back to Gen 1). I’m curious: if you don’t develop on your new 4th Gen Air, and since you suggest that “if you want a computer to only surf the web and listen to music, you can buy a much cheaper Chromebook…” then just what do you do with your 4th Gen Air? Do you use it a lot for remote work (SSH, VNC / Remote Desktop)? Video conferencing / telecommunications? I have a Mac Pro tower with two monitors that I require (data intensive work) but am on the edge between getting an 11″ Macbook Air (current 2011 generation) or an iPad 2 for when I do go mobile (when that happens I want remote desktop / SSH / and also ability to check on server health status, receive alerts / notifications etc.). One of my friend things the iPad 2 is too bleeding edge for remote sys admin stuff, but I think the MacBook Air (even the 11″) is too much for such needs (like you, I do not plan on developing on the 11″ Air). Another friend of mine swears by the iPad 2 (he traveled all over Europe with his iPad 2 combined with a bluetooth keyboard in an all-in-one folio case). Any suggestions would be appreciated.

  2. Luke Jordan says:


    I came across your blog online and really enjoyed some of your posts! I also noticed that you had a few Apple products – we sell a lot of accessories for MacBooks, iPads etc. and I was wondering if you would like to review one of our products?

    I look forward to your response.

    Kind regards,

    Luke Jordan

  1. 2011-09-02

    […] from the road Posted by Jon on 2 September 2011, 11:00 amThis post is a direct response to a comment posted on my article about the 4th Gen Macbook Air. In short, Eddie (the commenter/questioner) is looking […]

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