i was hoping for something more along the lines of a cross between the Macbook pro and this 7" beauty: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ASUS_Eee_PC">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ASUS_Eee_PC</a><br><br><br><br>
Yeah, I would go for that!<br><br>(What I don't like about some cheap-o small machines is when the available screen space is limited by the small lid... and then they add huge margins of plastic to make the screen even smaller than it needs to be. But when price is the #1 thing you're after, I understand why some would accept that.)<br><br>nagr[color:red]o</font color=red>mme<br><br>I require stroyent!<br>TeamMacOSX.com | MacClan.net
There IS no larger waste of money than a MacBook Air.<br><br>For YOUR needs. And for the needs of most others too! I say this with confidence, expecting that this particular MacBook model is the best choice for fewer than 50% of people.<br><br>What you call "very little" saved in weight and thickness is not "very little" to someone with DIFFERENT goals than you.<br><br>What you call "so under-powered" is more power than many people use all day in a desktop--and plenty for me. It's under-powered for YOUR goals.<br><br>A MacBook Air costs hundreds more--and gives up features that SOME people need, while gaining ones that only SOME people will appreciate. All just to serve people who want thin-and-light above all else.<br><br>You seem to have strong emotions that people who want that should not have any options. But we do have an option now, running OS X no less, so your pain is our gain <br><br>nagr[color:red]o</font color=red>mme<br><br>I require stroyent!<br>TeamMacOSX.com | MacClan.net
I have to agree with John he's got it pretty close<br><br>Heres a good example of a MBA user - well if it was a PC.<br><br>At work all our offices are wifi - perfect for the MBA and when I say all I mean the job site trailers, the main corporate office and the main construction office and the sales centers.<br><br>At work I have a Dell laptop about 6 pounds not much in weight but try lugging that crap around at the airports yada yada - I swear for every 10 feet of walking the Dell gains 1 pound of weight - also don't forget the A/C adopter which also adds to the weight<br><br>1 - I have never used the dang FW port - even if it had one<br><br>2 - I only use 1 USB port thats because I like to use a mouse - keep in mind the wifi and all our printers are via ethernet DSL<br><br>3 - I only use the CD once a month - so this MBA accessory would come in handy<br><br>4 - I have no reason for a DVD at all.<br><br>5 - Our core specialized applications are "Web Based" the others are "OutLook" and MS Office and thats it<br><br>Bottom line if the MBA was a PC it would fall clearly as a laptop for me <br><br>
The Dell power supplies I've seen astonished me. Some of them probably weight more than a MacBook Air! I take my G4's nice small charger for granted.<br><br>nagr[color:red]o</font color=red>mme<br><br>I require stroyent!<br>TeamMacOSX.com | MacClan.net
The MBA is attractive for me too. I used to carry my Zaurus for email and web at work and then lug in my PB for presentations (the Zaurus could also do PowerPoint but not embedded QuickTime).<br><br> A MBA would fit my needs nicely while my main desktop would do the rest of the work.<br><br>_______<br>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>I can't think of a larger waste of money than the MacBook Air.<p><hr></blockquote><p>Gizmo, twenty questions though you might get it right the first guess. Who said the following the day after introduction and what were they talking about:<br><br>[color:blue]THIS IS THE COOLEST THING I'VE SEEN IN YEARS... too bad at $400 it will get killed faster than the CUBE! <br><br>Really, this thing looks awesome. I want one... but for that money??? NOT. Damn Apple... didn't you learn your lesson with the CUBE? Cool doesn't sell at a premium price... this price tag sucks the "Cool" right out of it!</font color=blue><br><br>
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