That makes sense. To lose the weight the battery is likely a floppy flimsy thing. Since it puts out 37 watts and the charger pushes 65 watts into it a sloppy install and you have an expensive campfire. Apple wants an Apple Tech doing it to keep end users from roasting their weenies.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
BTW I see that Amazon's hourly-updated top-selling notebooks list has nothing but Apple machines and Asus in the top 12. The MacBook Air pre-order is #4 and #12. (The second model being 1.8 Ghz, not the SSD config from Apple.com.)<br><br>The surprise to me, though, is the "people who viewed this item actually bought..." section. Of course, most people who view something on Amazon probably buy nothing at all, which they don't track for you. But of the people who did buy something after viewing the MBA, 79% got the MBA (the cheaper model).<br><br>Must be Amazon's generous $5 discount <br><br>nagr[color:red]o</font color=red>mme<br><br>I require stroyent!<br>TeamMacOSX.com | MacClan.net
The consumer SSD market just ISN'T REALLY THERE yet. And nothing over 32gb readily available at this point. I setup a site: <a href="http://ssd-solid-state-drives.com/?ID=MacMin">http://www.ssd-solid-state-drives.com/ </a> to try to address the interest in SSD - and it's been hard finding any product to link TO. The current generation of flash hard drives are SLOW compared to what will ship in 2008 and beyond. But there's this huge HOLD-OUT I think by the mfrs: Say Samsung released thier 64gb 128gb SSD and name's thier price-point - and then Toshiba will announce a price undercut - same capacity $50 less - and the consumer market pricing bloodbath will begin. The 1st out of the gate will get undercut IMMEDIATELY - and they'll all scramble to keep thier margins and R&D costs. It's going to be a very interesting year ahead for SSD in the consumer drive market.... Given how fast the next-generation solid state drives are going to be, drop-in 2.5" form-factor replacements for other MacBook-Pro-PowerBooks are going to have alot of appeal. And for those with nerves of steel wanting to replace the 1.8" hard drive in a MacBook AIR, there'll certainly be opportinites to add an SSD for ALOT less than the $1300 premium apple now charges.<br><br>
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