Much has been written regarding the many great things about the MacBook Air. That said, the one item I don’t think has been adequately covered is this – the sound.
As one could imagine, I do a fair amount of “listening to stuff” these days. Podcasts, videos, music… you name it. Increasingly, I have forgone headphones or external speakers and instead listened directly from the built in speakers in the Macbook Air. The reason: For the size of the machine they are pretty darn good. Good enough for most purposes (what we believe in). You are not going to get any block rockin’ beats out of the things but for most purposes I don’t need it. All I need is a comfortable midrange and enough lows and highs to round out the edges and no distortion at full volume.
What is most impressive, to me, is the quality of the sound given the size and thickness of the device. The speakers are invisible. Like most things Apple, I think they are somewhere in a non-disclosed secret location. The rumors say that they are under the keyboard but that makes it even more like magic and pixie dust if true because, well, the keyboard is pretty great too.
If you’re in the Minneapolis/Saint Paul area, we’re having a bit of a meetup tomorrow evening of Mac folk. Patrick Rhone of Minimal Mac is going to be there too. If you’re interested, we’re meeting at the aLoft in the bar/lounge at 6pm. It’s got a funky vibe and is a good place to chill.
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Yep. I guess this is kind of officially a thing now. If you are in the Twin Cities area tomorrow (03.29.2011), come on down.