Don’t Know Which MacBook Air To Get?

Meander to and read Marco Arment’s excellent post titled, “The new MacBook Air“:

The base 13” model at $1299 is compelling.

For all configurations, I highly suggest the 4 GB built-to-order RAM option for the extra $100. You can’t upgrade the RAM later. It’s permanently mounted, like the first Air. The original Air’s 2 GB RAM limit significantly impeded its performance, and even with SSDs, you’ll notice performance issues when you hit that wall.

The new MacBook Air will most likely work as a solid secondary computer, but I would recommend staying away if you’re thinking of making it your primary: it simply isn’t powerful enough, unless all you do is check email and browse the Internet. In that case I would recommend the much more affordable iPad.