The preliminary verdict on the 12” MacBook Air is out already, despite the machine not being officially announced by Apple yet. The internets are saying that it will be only good for Facebook. I beg to differ. If the rumours are true and it will indeed have a smaller footprint than the current 11.6” model, with a larger screen4, then it will be perfect for me. Naturally, everyone has different priorities, but these are mine: portability and long battery life.