MacBook Air.

Discussion in 'Computer Hardware, Devices and Accessories' started by Veho, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. Veho
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    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

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    The success of the iPod and iPhone owes a lot to the art of knowing what to keep and what to get rid of. The nonexact science of streamlining. What the people can do without, what the majority doesn't really need, what can be replaced/compensated for by a sleek design and intuitive interface. With the iPod or iPhone, they got it right.

    The MacBook Air, however... No.

    If we disregard the price, the Air is a great little ultraportable laptop. It has all the essentials, it's small, light, and would work great as a second computer. Factoring in the price, however, the Air is simply ridiculous. If they took a MacBook and stripped it of all non-essential stuff, why did it end up costing more? On one hand, thin components should be more expensive, fine, but on the other hand leaving so much stuff out should have saved them some money, right? So why is it so expensive? And "intuitive interface" doesn't really work towards justifying the price here, because it runs the same OS as all the other MacBooks out there.

    The MacBook Air is a notebook for people who want an ultraportable Mac. For everyone else, there are other, better solutions. Are "people who want an overpriced ultraportable Mac to go along with their regular-sized Mac" a large enough market?

    Any thoughts? (Keep it civil. [​IMG] )
     
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  3. Veho
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    Ooops... when did thatget there? [​IMG]