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Old 01-15-2008, 02:07 PM   #1
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Old 01-15-2008, 02:43 PM   #2
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Oh goodness! This old heart's been seduced again. My jaw was gaping all through the demo. Where's that bib when you need it ? When I woke up I finally remembered my pockets were empty.

That trackpad touch interface really works great on a computer!
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Old 01-15-2008, 03:26 PM   #4
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I think aPple made two mistakes in the design.

The first mistake was a small one; no 10/100 port. I, for one, don't have wireless everywhere.

The second mistake could kill the mAcbook aIr. The user cannot replace the battery.
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Old 01-15-2008, 03:29 PM   #5
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Good points Nate. If the computer's so thin, imagine the size that battery must be. Power issues?
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Old 01-15-2008, 03:34 PM   #6
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That, and it's a built in obsolescence point -- that may not be a big deal for an iPod, but is it for a Laptop?

... These days it may not be, come to think of it.
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Old 01-15-2008, 03:48 PM   #7
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The first mistake was a small one; no 10/100 port. I, for one, don't have wireless everywhere.
They do offer an optional USB Ethernet dongle: http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPL...?nplm=MB442Z/A

Only $29!
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Old 01-15-2008, 03:58 PM   #8
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Old 01-15-2008, 03:59 PM   #9
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Yes, and the dongle will take up the only USB port. But that's okay. It's not like you'll need to plug in the optical drive or a flash drive or an Ipod.

Heaven forbid you should want to use all the processing power to do two things at once.
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Old 01-15-2008, 04:00 PM   #10
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Just under 3 pounds.
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Old 01-15-2008, 05:23 PM   #11
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Old 01-15-2008, 05:33 PM   #12
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Old 01-16-2008, 06:50 AM   #13
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Old 01-16-2008, 07:11 AM   #15
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I kind of like the design of the Macbook Air. I think. I haven't decided yet. But damn, that is thin!

Personally, I have wireless networks at home & family places too. Having no ethernet port doesn't bother me that much, nor does the lack of drive bother me that much. Price obviously does but then.. all apple hardware costs you every piece of coin you have. With apple you pay for looks & reputation though the Macbook Air certainly does hold some high-tech hardware! Led backlight, ultra-small components, sff processor package, ..
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