The MacBook Air joins a long list of industry firsts pioneered by Apple. From both an engineering and technology aspect it sets the standards and qualities that others will need to conform to if they are to remain competitive. The MacBook Air is a bit like buying a Ferrari and popping the hood and finding the motor is made by Honda and the seats upholstered with vinyl. High quality vinyl maybe, but vinyl none-the-less.
If ever a reason was needed to buy a Macintosh computer Apple’s latest release of its operating system (OS), code named Leopard, provides plenty of incentive. While there are a string of reports of some users experiencing difficulties installing the update, most of these have been found to be caused by third party utilities and applications that fail to conform to Apple’s programming guidelines.