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    Default Re: Apple MacBook Air Announced at MacWorld '08

    There are such a vast number of USB peripherals that many people (even newbies) are likely to own at least a couple.

    Arch983: if what you say is true, why have Apple included an external display output? Surely this is an irrelevance? And as far as I am aware, does the Touch sync wirelessly with iTunes? I thought it still required the wire.

    I am somewhat annoyed that people are hailing this device as some form of new paradigm in mobile computing when Sony did it years ago with essentially exactly the same idea, and Asus and Toshiba both have competitors. What exactly is special about this bar the fact it is a bit thinner and runs Mac OSX?
    I like Apple quite a bit, but to claim any product is perfect is naive and smacks of stupidity.
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    Default Re: Apple Sucks.

    Quote Originally Posted by usapatriot View Post
    So....sick....of....Apple....news.

    Seriously anytime Apple releases something its like the whole friggin' world stops to look at their overpriced, crap products.
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    Default Re: Apple MacBook Air Announced at MacWorld '08

    $129 battery with free instal. That seems OK.
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    Default Re: Apple MacBook Air Announced at MacWorld '08

    Quote Originally Posted by Undacovabrotha10 View Post
    This notebook is targeted at the consumers who don't give a crap about computers, Mac's attraction has always been design and easy of use, why would they change that mentality with a new notebook?
    So these consumers (the very few that don't do their research nowadays) wander out to buy a computer. They've heard that Macs are more secure than PCs so they opt to buy a Mac. Off they trundle to John Lewis to have a look at the Macs. Here they see three.

    1. The Macbook.

    2. The Macbook Pro.

    3. The Macbook Air.

    And so the number game starts. What can I get that will provide me with the most bang for my buck? Heres a hint. A consumer following THIS pattern won't opt for option three. They either see 2. and realise they can get far better performance (because the numbers are so much bigger) for only a little bit more or they can opt for 1. and get better performance for far less than 3. The only people that will get option 3. are those that are horribly style conscious. I honestly can't see what market the MBA is aimed at.
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    Default Re: Apple MacBook Air Announced at MacWorld '08

    Quote Originally Posted by arch983 View Post
    actually there are really no flaws. this computer is not ment to have more ports. it is not ment to use a mouse with it that is what the touchpad is for. if you want a mouse then buy a desktop. this computer is meant for pure wireless on the move purposes. using a mouse does not make sense for those purposes. as for the ipod the new ones like the touch use wireless as well. for thumbdrive you got the one usb port. so you are good to go.
    Most people don't have the luxury of picking which notebook they want to take with them at any given time. The MBA runs agains the old saying "It's better to have it and not need it, then to need it and not have it." In the life of the MBA user, the later is going to be a common occruance.

    I'd hate to work in an Apple store and have to keep repeating myself, "No, sorry, you can't do that"!
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    Default Re: Apple Sucks.

    Quote Originally Posted by usapatriot View Post
    So....sick....of....Apple....news.

    Seriously anytime Apple releases something its like the whole friggin' world stops to look at their overpriced, crap products.
    if you hate it then why are you here?

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    Default Re: Apple MacBook Air Announced at MacWorld '08

    Quote Originally Posted by arch983 View Post
    why should everything be the same boring predictable and practical thing..
    Yup, I want what I am writing my thesis paper on to be unpractical. Computers are supposed to be practical!
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    Default Re: Apple MacBook Air Announced at MacWorld '08

    as far as i know N is backward compatible

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    Default Re: Apple MacBook Air Announced at MacWorld '08

    Quote Originally Posted by darklich View Post
    Most people don't have the luxury of picking which notebook they want to take with them at any given time. The MBA runs agains the old saying "It's better to have it and not need it, then to need it and not have it." In the life of the MBA user, the later is going to be a common occruance.

    I'd hate to work in an Apple store and have to keep repeating myself, "No, sorry, you can't do that"!
    that is true. once i was at the store and i asked if there was a way to expand a given window to the full size of the screen with one click or tap instead of dragging it every time like an idiot and only being able to drag it from one corner making it even worse. and of course the answer was NO. then i asked well why do you guys always claim to be more user friendly when you can't even let me do something so bloody basic like that???!!!
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    Default Re: Apple MacBook Air Announced at MacWorld '08

    Quote Originally Posted by neonlazer View Post
    Ok about footprint..vs a Macbook Pro 15in
    Yeah... The MBA ultraportable.... Like hell it is.
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