Throughout history, mankind has devised various ways and means whereby they might compose their thoughts, feelings, historical records, etc. The Egyptians used to write on papyrus scrolls. Medieval monks would write in huge tomes. Later it was the typewriter. Today, it is the computer; not the desktop computer so much as the laptop computer. And no laptop computer can really compare, when it comes to writing, to the MacBook Air.
The MacBook Air has been described as the perfect writing machine, being as thin and light and about the same size and weight of a composition notebook (you know, those black and white notebooks you used to write in in middle school.) The new MacBook Air, starting at $999, is indeed the perfect writer’s tool. Weighing in at 2.3 pounds and being .68” inches thick, it is truly a write-on-the-go device. Besides how thin and light it is, the battery lasts a full 5 hours of heavy use, which is very impressive for something this small.
When you open up the MacBook Air, it comes to life instantly, ready and waiting for you to start filling it with your ideas. The comfortably-sized keyboard makes writing a pleasure and the brightly lit screen with its high resolution makes your words so much easier to read.
The MacBook Air does not incorporate a traditional hard drive. Rather it uses Flash memory, which is what enables it to be so light and portable. The flash drive is really what makes it the perfect writer’s tool, causing it to be so thin that you can whip it out, open it up, and start recording your ideas. All good writers know that an idea can come at any time, in any place. This is why a writing tool needs to be portable. And nothing is more portable than the Macbook Air.
So to all you writers out there, what types of features are important to you in a writing tool?