Mac Book Air

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    Jesse

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    I'm sorry but I have to ask it. Does anyone know the point of this devices actual existance? >_<
     
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    Omar

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    People can carry it in their backpacks/brief cases.

    Or, you know, you can just mail in a manilla envelope like in the commercial. Works great for sending top secret KGB documents, or as a paper weight.

    But seriously, what'd you expect? You want them to get bigger? :lol:
     
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    Mac Book WOOD.

    It doesn't just fall close to the Apple tree, it IS the freakin' apple tree.
     
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    i cant really justify this as a good portable device...i mean no optical drive and one usb port? and a hefty price tag of 1700$+....all for some crappy multi-touch technology?

    im all for apple laptops, they are great, just not this one
     
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    The point of the MacBook Air is 0.16in.

    Sorry, couldn't resist.
     
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    No optical drive? Wow.

    But yes, it's definetly very pricey.
     
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    Yeah it's basically got nothing in it. It's only for a secondary laptop but its a very fucking expensive secondary laptop
     
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    In 5-10 years all laptops will be that thin. Well most.
     
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    I don't have a problem carrying something a little thicker, or as thick as a book it doesnt make a difference to me, if it runs fast and does everything you need it to do. I just wanted to know why'd apple make a labtop that has no optical drive, only one usb port, no exchangable battery, and only a 80GB RPM HDD, (Can get a SDD one for more $$$$$, lots more $$$). Personally to me, the thinist of the laptop does not outweigh all the features that it lacks.
     
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    I'd be willing to bet they just wanted to see if they could produce a paper-thin notebook (pun).
     
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    Because to some people, there's no feeling like throwing away 800$ on an apple logo.
     
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    Im sure this is just the start of extremely thin computers... tho the mac book air may not have all the nice stuff yet Im sure within the next few years a lot of average normal laptops will probably getting closer and closer to that size
     
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    That's more or less exactly it.
     
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    That's pretty much it.
     
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    agreed
     
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    i think its just for those who can afford it (mostly rich people)
     
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    I had a Toshiba laptop that was, I dunno, abut 10lb, and it was fucking great: ~100gig hard drive, 1000mega hert, CD/DVD burner, great screen quality, only froze once on me-- this was about $1200, too. Now, this "air book" is $1700+, and it's terrible? Wow, I wanna know what idiot says it's a good portable device.
     
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    Steve Jobs.
     
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    There's more to it than an Apple logo.

    That said, the MBA is a fucking ripoff. My brother has a regular MacBook which is very portable. My 15" PowerBook can be a pain in the ass to use in smaller spaces (I've never even attempted to use it on an airplane) but it's still easy to carry around. I don't know what the point of the MBA is either. I'd just get a regular MacBook instead.
     
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    Basically the way I see it is that it's for rich people who can blow $2,000 on a travel laptop (secondary laptop) for really no reason. You could just as easily take a Macbook Pro everywhere.
     

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