MacBook Air controls over 50% of thin-and-light marketshare

Anyone who owns a thin-and-light notebook knows that the new category of computers dedicated to portability and extreme thinness was coined by Apple’s MacBook Air. Apple became the first company to introduce an ultrathin notebook that appealed to the masses, and the company won over many users that were looking for a light notebook that could fit into a manila envelope (if you don’t get this reference, check out the YouTube video below).

It should come as no surprise that the computer that invented the category also leads it, and according to a new report by research firm NPD, the MacBook Air accounts for 56% of the thin-and-light market over the first five months of 2013.  This new study also does not include the sales of the brand new MacBook Air that was announced at WWDC last month.

As a former Mac user (I regret having to say former), I am not shocked at all to see that the MacBook Air dominates the market. When compared to other Windows powered Ultrabooks on the market, the MacBook Air seems like it is the best computer by far to me. That may be because I still love both Mac and Apple, but since it is the computer that started the revolution of notebooks to ultrabooks, I would not be surprised to see its marketshare domination rise even more.

Readers, what do you think about the MacBook Air? Is it really that much better than other thin-and-light notebooks, or am I just crazy? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think!

Source: AppleInsider

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