To me, the MacBook Air would be great for:<br>case workers who need portability but not the bulk - every social worker that I deal with has these huge clunky PC laptops that get heavy after awhile.<br><br>People who deal with apps that are non-graphic intense - stuff like PDF's, Word docs, etc. that aren't into the video editing. People like lawyers, doctors, nurses, writers, students, scientists, etc.<br><br>The idea is that it is an ultra-portable device, not a work horse machine. To say that "simply to save what amounts to very little in the way of weight and thickness." sounds like you haven't had to carry a laptop around for work. And no, I'm not talking about around the house or to work either.<br><br><blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>No media drive, no net-boot ability, no battery changing (without losing your laptop for a week), tiny hard drive, no Firewire port, no ethernet port<p><hr></blockquote><p>They do sell an external optical drive. Net-boot? How many times do you use that with your laptop? Yeah, user-replacement battery change is a drawback, but at least you can get it done, and they might be able to do it at the Apple Store in person. Tiny hard drive? Sure, but it's not designed for pro users who work with huge files. That's what the MBP is for. I agree with the firewire port..that would have been nice to have. No ethernet? So? It's wireless but you can still get the ethernet dongle.<br><br>And under-powered?
Sure, it's underpowered if you are trying to edit HD movies or HUGE photographs or big PS files....but then again you would probably want to get the MBP, not a macbook. This is meant for people other than those types.<br><br>Price is a little steep. I won't be getting one yet. <br><br><br><br><br><br>my photos