Hardware Macbook Air discussion thread

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The Macbook Air

IMO it's a crappy idea, it has the same footprint as a normal macbook, its just thinner and almost twice as expensive. Your storage options are a really expensive SSD or a hard drive that writes even slower then an SSD. Hey look, my eeepc fits in an envelope too, it doesn't fit as well as a MBA does, but who the hell stores their laptops in envelopes?
 

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Dare I use the term "air" to describe the heads' of the people that will buy this?

(Not while ZeWarrior and/or Urza is lurking)



On topic?: Talk about how alienware is overpriced.....



On topic: How easily would it break?
 

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Completely true. Cool design, at a first glance that is. Until you realize that pretty much everything we use these days have been stripped away or reduced significantly. I know it still has enough parts to work by itself, but I use more than 1 usb port commonly. And I sure as hell use my DVD drive.

I would however be very impressed if these few omissions were rectified with little change to the current design.
 

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I could actually use this as my laptop because the only ports I use (most of the time) are 1 or 2 USB ports (often they are not used though) and my CD drive is mainly for installing OSs (which can be done via USB).

But for $1800? Hahahahahahaha no
 

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The Macbook Air

IMO it's a crappy idea, it has the same footprint as a normal macbook, its just thinner and almost twice as expensive. Your storage options are a really expensive SSD or a hard drive that writes even slower then an SSD. Hey look, my eeepc fits in an envelope too, it doesn't fit as well as a MBA does, but who the hell stores their laptops in envelopes?
I'm an Apple fan, but not one of the MacBook Air. But honestly, what was the point of creating a thread that is about how crappy it is?
 

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So many things wrong with this

1) It's way too thin, it's gonna break. Something is gonna get put on top of it, or it's going to fall 2 inches and break or something.
2) 1 USB port.
3) No CD/DVD drive. How the heck am I supposed to install anything.
4) No ethernet port. Wireless only.
 

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So many things wrong with this

1) It's way too thin, it's gonna break. Something is gonna get put on top of it, or it's going to fall 2 inches and break or something.
2) 1 USB port.
3) No CD/DVD drive. How the heck am I supposed to install anything.
4) No ethernet port. Wireless only.
I have a relative who bought a Toshiba R100. Now, the thing was really thin... but had absolutely no CD/DVD drive so he had to pay more for an external DVD drive that plugs into a USB port. Maybe that's how Apple intends to make more money. Selling Apple brand external DVD drive but you'll find yourself screwed if you need to use the port for a USB pen or other USB device.
 

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for the DVD/CD drive part. they said something about you can use someone elses on a network... what if your not on a network/live alone?!
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...nice job apple NOT!!!
 

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i like it. for light home use i'd rather have that than my pro. it'd be cool if it could be used as a satellite computer connected wirelessly to the 16 core duo. i'd buy that in a heart beat.
 

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I have zero interest in buying the machine but it's not for you or me. It's for people who travel with their machines and the weight of it really matters (if I did more international flying I could see it being useful) and people that have to use their machines for relatively light weight applications (presentations, like Powerpoint and Keynote) in public often.

I use an MBP as my primary machine and even at 15" it's a pain to carry around. While I wouldn't buy an MBA, it still is a machine with some merits and maybe the right combination of features for a certain subset.
 
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What I don't understand is that they said they took out a lot of stuff that is in a normal Macbook yet its much more expensive shouldn't it be cheaper because it has less stuff in it ?
 

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I got an eee pc as well. It's very portable and very reasonably priced. You can buy five of these for the price of a MacBook Air.

I went to a cafe a while ago, and there were 7 (!) people sitting there with a Mac. Just one guy had a regular laptop. I always thought people paid a lot of money to be different, but I guess not.
 

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What I don't understand is that they said they took out a lot of stuff that is in a normal Macbook yet its much more expensive shouldn't it be cheaper because it has less stuff in it ?

They had to re-devellop everything so it could be smaller... Did you see the chip comparison? with the macbook processor and the air? It is a lot smaller, this cost more $$ I guess..

So many things wrong with this

1) It's way too thin, it's gonna break. Something is gonna get put on top of it, or it's going to fall 2 inches and break or something.
2) 1 USB port.
3) No CD/DVD drive. How the heck am I supposed to install anything.
4) No ethernet port. Wireless only.
I heard that there will be some sort of system in which you can insert a cd in an apple or macbook and ''stream'' it to you mac air..
 
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