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If there's one thing I've learned from giving my friends tech-buying advice for the last decade, it's that not everyone wants to pay the premium for an Apple product - especially the laptops. The company's svelte aluminium tech is indeed capable, but the starting price for a MacBook Air is still too much for the average person. Not everyone can afford to drop serveral grand on a new piece of kit.

Sticking an SSD drive inside the MacBook Air helped Apple create one of the sleekest laptops you can buy. The tradeoff was limited storage, since SSDs don't boast the same capacity as regular hard drives at any sort of sane price. Thankfully, there's also an SD card slot you can use to boost your MBA's storage, but instead of grabbing one of those expensive trimmed SD cards to sit flush inside, consider Brando's cheap microSD adaptor instead.

When you stop to think about it, it's pretty crazy what technology lets us do everyday. We all have tiny super computers in our pockets. We send people to do crazy science in space like it ain't no thang. So why can't we just make MacBook power adaptors a little bit smaller. It's a question worth asking. Again and again and again and again.


Philadelphia's Drexel University has introduced a 24-hour vending machine that dispenses MacBooks instead of sugar water and snacks. But instead of selling the laptops to staff and students, the kiosk lends them out free of charge -- with proper ID -- for five-hour periods.

Apple's brought both sizes of the MacBook Air line straight up to what you'd expect from a laptop in 2011, adding a Thunderbolt port, but more importantly some sweet Sandy Bridge i5 and i7 chips -- and backlit keyboards.