Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Design-New Technology-Mac Book Air

Mac Book Air can Enhance many lessons at Qatar Academy but the one lesson i chose was Humanities. In Humanities you can use the Mac Book Air at your desk. Instead of the teacher passing papers around, the teacher can just e-mail you the assignment and then you can e-mail it back. This way you don't waste paper and it's also environmentally friendly. Using the Mac Book Air is also has an advantage in watching videos. Usually you would move all of your chairs towards a T.V and then watch the movie. The Mac Book Air can wirelessly rent videos from the apple store, or you can just watch the movie on your laptop by opening an e-mail sent to you by your teacher. The thing i like best about having the Mac Book Air in the classroom is that instead of reading books, you can look at websites and read from there. The websites can also have moving images that can tell you what will happen. The Mac Book Air is also very light and can easily be carried around from class to class, you can just put it in your bag without noticing a thing. The internet on the Mac Book Air is also very fast and also the range is quite wide so you can access the internet from anywhere in the school. The Mac Book Air also comes with amazing softwares such as garage band which can really help you a lot. All students don't need a Mac Book Air but it would really help them if they did have one. Since it is so light and takes so little space, it is very portable and you can just put it in your backpack easily. This way you can take your laptop to all subjects without having to hold extra stuff and carrying a lot of weight on your back.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Investigate Part 2

The Mac Book Air could be used for meetings, every day life in the office and can even be used for children. It comes with many features such as iWork and iLife. Thanks to its back lit keyboard, it can be used in dark conditions such as airplanes and meetings in which you can use the laptop for the source of the presentation. This laptop could be used in the school and can even make school work efficient for the students since the internet is so fast on the Mac Book Air. Since it is also is so light and is ultra portable, the students including the teachers can take this 3.0 pound laptop anywhere. Students can also access the internet anywhere from inside or outside the school. This laptop can also make students finish their projects or assignments quicker yet with higher quality since the laptop comes with amazing programs that are sure to increase your grades and the look of all your projects and assignments.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Investigate Part 1

The Mac Book Air is an ultra portable notebook made from Apple. This ultra thin laptop is 0.16 inches at its thinnest and 0.76 inches at its thickest. Weighing only 3 pounds, this laptop still has everything your previous macs have, only better. Every little detail that could be streamlined has been made so it is at its thinnest yet still giving maximum performance. Even if it is as thin as your index finger, it still has a 13.3 inch wide screen, LED display, a full size keyboard and a large multi touch track pad. Just because it is really thin and weighs nothing, it doesn't mean that it loses some of its features. From a slimmer hard drive to strategically hidden I/O ports and everything in between. Everything in the Mac Book Air has been considered and redesigned. Truly, Mac Book Air is built for the wireless world. Mac Book Air comes with 802.11n Wi-Fi which allows you to rent movies of the apple store and install software wirelessly from another computer or mac. This notebook comes with an isight built in camera with microphone, 2GB of RAM, 80GB hard drive, and a Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 4MB L2 Cache. It also comes with a back lit keyboard with a built in light sensor so you wont have trouble working in the dark. The multi touch track pad allows you to rotate, zoom, swipe and scroll with just a flick of a pinch. It also comes with Bluetooth 2.1 and and Apple's new Remote Disc technology which allows you to access another mac's or pc's optical hard drive. The display is 1280-by-800 resolution so it gives crisp and bright images in its slimmest form. The full size keyboard has the same crisp keys like the one on mac book. But mac book air is better. The designers added a backlit key illumination. This makes the keys on the keyboard light up automatically when it gets dark using a light sensor. The Mac Book Air might be a little pricey. It sells for 1799.99 USD in Best Buy, 1794 USD in Amazon, 1919 USD in @mpuDirect and 3098 USD at Apple.com, but every penny is worth it since the Mac Book Air really is an extraordinary laptop.