Apple’s MacBook Air launched in 2008 and it was indeed a revolutionary design, for that time. There was nothing else on the market that was as beautiful, thin and light. It offered amazing portability, and started a new trend in laptop design. Apple’s MacBook Air was a design icon for its time. It has taken quite a while for PC OEMs to respond to the MacBook Air, as it wasn’t until 2012 that they started to make devices with similar form-factors called “Ultrabooks”. However, all of these devices are traditional “clamshell” style laptops which have not advanced much other than performance improvements.