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I can't blame you. Apple makes some great ultrabooks. The Macbook Air was a dumb idea when it first came out, but now that discs are almost obsolete, the thinness is very welcome.

You should figure out a way to change the big Apple logo to a Windows logo---that's bound to upset some people in public.
Anyone who spends 10 hours on a laptop should be on a desktop tongue.gif

10 hours moving around all day! Can't move a desktop. Nice to watch movies in bed, browse the web on work or college breaks, etc etc.
   
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10 hours moving around all day! Can't move a desktop. Nice to watch movies in bed, browse the web on work or college breaks, etc etc.
Or you frequently go on budget airlines with no sockets.

The charger without extension is pretty light and compact I find. With 10 hours you can easily go a entire day at work or college without the charger.
I personally find the 10 hour a bit much for what you loose in power. I'm still content with my 6 hour charge here biggrin.gif
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Or you frequently go on budget airlines with no sockets.

The charger without extension is pretty light and compact I find. With 10 hours you can easily go a entire day at work or college without the charger.
I personally find the 10 hour a bit much for what you loose in power. I'm still content with my 6 hour charge here biggrin.gif
Also depends on hardware. SSDs and newer OSs could add like almost 15% to the battery
   
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Yes, you can. In fact the Apple drivers for windows are very good. Even better than most of usual Windows Notebooks.

But I guess the battery run time will be a bit lower than in OS X.

No it's not.

I uploaded a picture my macbook air only has windows


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You do get some great advantages with a Macbook over most other laptops, but there are a few significant drawbacks. You have very little chance of doing actual repairs to the thing. It's a uni-body glorified proprietary solder stick. It also doesn't have enough thickness to cover a pencil, and it is liable to get dented easily. Once you get a Mac you set yourself on the internal hardware, but you are pretty free on the software if you count boot camp as free. Get it if you need it, and love it if you want it.
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You do get some great advantages with a Macbook over most other laptops, but there are a few significant drawbacks. You have very little chance of doing actual repairs to the thing. It's a uni-body glorified proprietary solder stick. It also doesn't have enough thickness to cover a pencil, and it is liable to get dented easily. Once you get a Mac you set yourself on the internal hardware, but you are pretty free on the software if you count boot camp as free. Get it if you need it, and love it if you want it.

Other companies try to copy the MacBook Air (e.g. Acer) but they end up failing if they make it cheaper to buy than the MacBook Air.

Good ultrabooks are expensive and have almost all the cons that the MacBook Air so the MacBook Air is priced well.

Business class ultrabooks are the only laptops capable of being called true alternatives to the MacBook Air even though the MacBook Air is a customer class laptop.

The lastest MacBook Air uses a PCI-E based SSD which is insanely fast.
http://www.anandtech.com/show/7058/2013-macbook-air-pcie-ssd-and-haswell-ult-inside
http://images.anandtech.com/doci/7058/Screen%20Shot%202013-06-10%20at%206.15.13%20PM_575px.png
Edited by Dezero - 9/22/13 at 1:49pm
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