- Don't I need that DVD drive with me all the time?
- I've been having a hard time with my machine being slow at times. Won't that macbook air be slow too?
With the SSD storage in the macbook air, I have had no problems with performance. In fact, performance has been simply great! I'm especially happy with the performance of running my virtual desktops in my macbook air.
I think there will be ultra power users who might really want the additional RAM and cores of a macbook pro, but I firmly believe that few really need that. Few.
I have missed the DVD player at times, but when I need it, I can have it. And the rest of the time, I don't have to carry it everywhere. And that is a good thing.
I'm quite happy. I'm not so easy to please.
I've got an encrypted hard drive, I have run simultaneous backups to time machine and a network-service-based backup, a virus scanner, and more, and have been able to work without hiccup.