Apple’s MacBook Air turns 15 – my highs and lows of owning one for 8 years

Dating back to January 15, 2008 (opens in new tab), Apple announced the MacBook Air, and then-CEO Steve Jobs pulled the laptop out of the envelope to show how “thin” the theme of this new Mac was. I had one between 2013 and 2021 before finally giving up on Ghost.

At the time, netbooks were taking the world by storm, with 8-inch displays powered by cheap Intel processors selling for around $299/£349. Even before the iPad came out, many wanted Apple to follow suit.

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