Unlike when it first debuted, the Macbook Air does not come close to having the best specs in every regard, according to Mark Spoonauer of Laptop Magazine, who is one of my favorite laptop reviewers out there. But his experience–his publication tests nearly 130 laptops a year, from the cheap to the expensive–finds that there are lighter, faster, better sounding, cheaper and higher resolution ultra books out there. More on those specifics later. What is most telling is that, ultimately, he still chooses the Air as his favorite ultrabook over all comers.
Considering I bought a 2012 MacBook Air yesterday, this serves as apt validation for my decision.