Written on: 30/06/2012 by Safedrivern (1 review written)
I recently bought a MacBook Air. I'd told the PC World Salesman what I wanted it for: mainly replaying and reviewing movie files shot during a driving lesson straight back to the pupil while still in the car. It has an SD card slot plus two USB slots.
Now I wonder why I waited so long to own a Mac! Maybe price was something to do with it. It's quick to start up, intuitive and has useful extras like a good pre-loaded movie editor. It also looks and feel superb - the impression I wanted to convey in my driving tuition. (See my videos at YouTube SafedriverN)
It's got a solid state hard drive which increases my confidence re possible rough handling, so not much storage on board. But yesterday I added a Seagate 1 TB drive to store photos etc, and have discovered that my old Seagate 250 Gb portable drive can be reformatted to use as a continuous backup 'time machine' device. Some issues in getting it all to work together initially - but now all OK. Drive manufacturers could still do more to make their products 'plug and play' on Macs.
What's not to like?
Well, I suppose you have to learn a whole new way of thinking and operating when it comes to using the touch pad. But if I'm having a bad day I can always plug in a mouse again ....
Also I had to buy an additional lead to connect a TV/monitor: £25 a throw!