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    Smallest Laptop - MacBook Air

    As most of you should know MacWorld happened today. Apple release many new products but most importantly the Macbook Air.
    http://www.apple.com/macbookair/
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    "Starting at 1799"

    Apple. Underpowered, and overpriced as usual. I could only imagine how easily this thing could be damaged. I'll stick to my thinkpad tablet.

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    I posted it the day of MacWorld.

    Yeah, I might get a mac. I have connections.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ley View Post
    "Starting at 1799"

    Apple. Underpowered, and overpriced as usual. I could only imagine how easily this thing could be damaged. I'll stick to my thinkpad tablet.
    I don't understand this underpowered thing. At the moment I am typing this, I have Safari, Photoshop, TextMate and Fireworks open on a 23" monitor running from my laptop. On the laptop's monitor I have Windows XP running IE 6. There is no discernible lag at all while switching from program to program. Of course, the 4GB of RAM I have might be helping.

    The Air could be a full development machine for most people; the only bummer for me is the lack of ports—Firewire especially. But I run a lot of music software on mine, not sure how many style-conscious people who want an attractive, portable, powerful secondary notebook will miss that.

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    You are using IE6? Should your opinion even count?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rmedek View Post
    I don't understand this underpowered thing.
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    The Air could be a full development machine for most people; the only bummer for me is the lack of ports—Firewire especially. But I run a lot of music software on mine, not sure how many style-conscious people who want an attractive, portable, powerful secondary notebook will miss that.
    I read an article that said the Air's processor options ranged from something like 1.8Ghz to 2.2Ghz(not exact, and I don't care enough to look it up), so regardless of weight/ram/ports/etc., $1800 is a bit much. If you have that kind of money, and you need a laptop you're probably going to go for something more powerful, and with more weight as the tradeoff. The article also mentioned people complaining about not being able to switch the battery as it's internal.. I don't personally think that's a big deal.. I've only taken the battery out of my laptop once and that was to perform a hardware upgrade. It(the article) did seem a little anti-Apple claiming that Macworld was a huge disappointment to fans.

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    Apple has been known to overprice products.
    People buy them because of the logo.
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    From what I understand it has the same computing power of the macbook. I mean the macbook air is for the man on the go with no extra hands or pockets to put extra peripherals. It makes sense.... but if your putting less material into your product with the same computer, should it be cheaper? maybe its just the cheapskate inside of me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twodayslate View Post
    Apple has been known to overprice products.
    People buy them because of the logo.
    Well, I bought an Apple because I owned several PCs over the years and they all sucked and made me hate computers. Not until I used an Apple did I actually start enjoying doing things on the computer. It's a well designed machine, both inside and out.

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    but if your putting less material into your product with the same computer, should it be cheaper? maybe its just the cheapskate inside of me.
    Sure, but since when should consumers pay for materials only? Using that theory, web design should be free because there are no materials exchanging hands. Either way, there's hella crazy engineering required to make a design like that work, not to mention some elements, like the LED backlit screen, which are more expensive.

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    Sony's thought on the MacBook Air. They basically said they could do it about 4 years ago but didn't because they did not want to sacrifice CD/DVD drives etc;
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    I don't honestly see the point in the thing.

    Alright, I don't like the way OS X functions, and I know Apple really does up the price tag on a Mac for nothing (I mean, you can install OS X on a PC) but this is quite severe. I'm sure it'd go down once they get some competition, but a 1kg laptop is kinda ridiculous. If the wind blows hard enough, well, the Thames just swallowed up £1000...

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    Why are you people so seriously racking your brains about the price and usefulness of the MacBook Air? Nobody said that this is a pro software development or gaming computer. This is for those wealthy and always-on-the-run banker-types that like to show what huge balls they have by presenting a status symbol at a conference where they just open their MacBook and everything works wireless.

    Don’t look at this from a geek point of view. This is just a nice little gimmick for people that have some money to spend to put on their desk in their well designed (home) office – sort of an expensive internet surfing machine.

    Why is it expensive? Well… why is the dog licking his own balls?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmedek View Post
    Sure, but since when should consumers pay for materials only? Using that theory, web design should be free because there are no materials exchanging hands. Either way, there's hella crazy engineering required to make a design like that work, not to mention some elements, like the LED backlit screen, which are more expensive.
    What are you talking about? On my last project I think I sent over 100 trillion electrons to my client. I'm pretty cheap though, I only charge 0.01 cents per electron!

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    Quote Originally Posted by VIPStephan View Post
    sort of an expensive internet surfing machine.
    I think I would rather save my money and buy an Asus Eee if I just wanted to use the internet.
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