Thanks, it took a few more attempts, but I finally got it to play.<br><br>That new MacBook Air looks tiny. It's priced about right as a small MacBook Pro. But isn't 1.6 GHz significantly slower than a 2 GHz MacBook, much less than what you'd expect in a MacBook Pro? I think it's slightly lacking in processing power for the price Apple wishes to sell it for. And its lacking an optical drive too. Wireless or not, some games still require the CD/DVD to play. Apple should bundle the extra $99 SuperDrive with the MacBook Air; I believe most users will be buying it anyways.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Well if Apple included the optical drive then the Air Book would not be as small or would be a similar size as its competitors - which would make the whole thing pointless.<br><br>Bottom Line;<br>Its for a niche market - for those who travel allot - for those who use wifi allot<br>Otherwise get a Sony EZ that has a optical drive and weighs more and run XP or Vista on it.<br><br>
This computer is for people who do not care about games or the need of a Cd or DVD drive. Any info they can get from wireless and installing software they can do by remote CD. It isn't underpowered because they shrank the die size of the CPU and they did not overclock it to keep it cool and keep the power consumption down. <br><br>This computer is all about battery usage. LED screen, small CPU, the last piece is the non spinning hard drive on the SSD drive but it is just too expensive. But for the people this computer is marketed for they will buy the SSD hard drive. Instant access and no start up without using battery.<br><br>Sure they could have put a faster CPU but it would run hot. And the optical drive is just an accessory that no one will want in a few years, just like floppies.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
<br>My main impression was that Jobs is losing much of his verve. Those "isn't that great?"s sounded .... well, tired and forced. When you look back four or five years, those were completely different keynotes.<br>He doesn't appear to be anywhere near as involved anymore, and when one looks at what was offered, well, it was somewhat underwhelming.<br><br>The cute LadyBook will probably be a hot item with the chique business class crowd. But it isn't the rugged "iTouch, just larger" item which many had hoped for. Three finger gesturing may be sexy, but the MacBook looks like a far more sensible alternative, especially at a time, when the credit crunch will be hitting Apple's target market as well. <br><br>iPhone?<br>The 10 Million figure no longer looks like a sure bet. <br>In Europe, the thing has flopped, simple as that. (Explains why Apple advised TMob and Orange to withhold sales figures!) The new version may do better, but I have the feeling that the initial curiosity and momentum have been lost in all the rankering about price and contracts. Apple didn't make many friends here over the iPhone debacle.<br><br>Whether the US market, which clearly had been primed and thus provided the vast majority of those 4 Million sales, will be able, to effectively double those numbers in 2008 is open to debate. It would mean that the 20,000 pieces sold each day would have to continue unabated ...... I have my doubts.<br><br>Those system updates are okay but not earth-shaking (wow, multiple SMS!!!), and since so much now seems to depend on Google services, it makes one look forward to the first full implementation of Google's own phone concept.<br><br>Charging iTouch users €20 for the update is just cheap, as the audience response clearly reflected. Are you so hard up that people, who paid good money for a crippled product now have to dish out more? Jeepers!<br><br>Which leaves 2/3rd of the speech dedicated to products and services, which I had felt more than a year ago, was turning Apple into the hand-maiden of the recording industry.<br> <br>Not even a hint at creativity anymore .... everything, but everything centered around consumption of canned run-of-the-mill media. All that's missing now is the Apple-Pizza-Service.<br><br>Maybe it is time to change the Apple Logo to a Couch Potato?<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
"Humor ist, wenn man trotzdem lacht" (Humour means laughing despite of it)
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>He doesn't appear to be anywhere near as involved anymore, and when one looks at what was offered, well, it was somewhat underwhelming.<p><hr></blockquote><p>well to be fair, they did release new Mac Pros last week. if Steve had held off a week then the Keynote could have had 5 items and a very happy Topper. i sort of like not waiting for the Keynote for upgrades to hardware. i thought it was a good keynote and i don't know that i'll spring for anything mentioned . . . at least not this year.<br><br>the iPhone has already done better than i ever imagined. i thought it would flop . . . and after the price drop, i own one. go figure. but i don't know that they'll hit 10 million by the end of this year; i doubt it.<br><br><br>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p> but i don't know that they'll hit 10 million by the end of this year; i doubt it.<p><hr></blockquote><p> Once people see this fake GPS map stuff they'll sell ten million. They would sell a lot more if the GPS was real. I guess that is to sell 50 million.<br><br>
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