Just back from Kona and getting caught up, with more observations about traveling with a Macbook Air. As I’ve written, the computer does what it should, it’s not limited by the processor or graphics card. I ran a full compliment of software including iPhoto, Final Cut Express, and VMware fusion.
In context to cycling, the Air is like a light climbing bike – purpose built and does what a bike should, but I wouldn’t use it to carry cargo or bang around in a crit.
Just like a climbing bike, the lightness is apparent and that’s just in pulling it out of my hugga bag, grabbing it to check Google maps, or uploading photos to Flickr.
As Ultra-light portables go, Apple made its decision to have a 13-inch screen and full keyboard. For the work I do when traveling, I think those are the right choices. It’s one of the best keyboards I’ve typed on and the LCD is outstanding.
As for peripherals, I used a mini-travel hub and connected the iBike Pro and Sony HDR-TG1 to it. The Sony is a HD handycam that records to a memory stick. I’ll blog more about that shortly with our next HD huggacast featuring scenes from Kona.