Discussion in 'The Living Room' started by Jesse, Apr 2, 2008.
I'm sorry but I have to ask it. Does anyone know the point of this devices actual existance?
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?
Mac Book WOOD.
It doesn't just fall close to the Apple tree, it IS the freakin' apple tree.
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
The point of the MacBook Air is 0.16in.
Sorry, couldn't resist.
No optical drive? Wow.
But yes, it's definetly very pricey.
Yeah it's basically got nothing in it. It's only for a secondary laptop but its a very fucking expensive secondary laptop
In 5-10 years all laptops will be that thin. Well most.
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.
I'd be willing to bet they just wanted to see if they could produce a paper-thin notebook (pun).
Because to some people, there's no feeling like throwing away 800$ on an apple logo.
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
That's more or less exactly it.
That's pretty much it.
i think its just for those who can afford it (mostly rich people)
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.
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.
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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