I have been reading through an article on pcworld.com’s website and they previously did a comparison between the MacBook Air and some Netbooks. Unsurprisingly the MacBook Air came out on top, I guess that is what happens when you compare a small laptop with a dual-core processor against single-core low powered laptops. I mean you just have to have a look at the price difference between them to know which the better laptop is. If there is a difference of $500-700 difference, you know the more expensive one is going to come out on top.
Following on from this, they are now doing a comparison between the new MacBook Air and laptops that are of a similar price. This will be a better comparison as generally the laptops running Windows 7 will be of a much higher standard than a Netbook. Generally, I have found over the years that when it comes to computing you get what you pay for.
So what do the results show? Funnily enough, exactly what I thought, the MacBook Air would do ok but there will be some laptops that outperform it. You can see all of the results for graphics, battery life amongst other things by heading over to pcworld.com.
If I am honest, I still think it is a pretty pointless study as all of the machines that they looked at have completely different target audiences. That’s my opinion but let me know