Apple Introduces the MacBook Air

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  1. Iria

    Iria New Member

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    Source: Tech-Ex
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    It's all Macworld, all day long today, right? At Macworld, in his keynote today, Steve Jobs announced the MacBook Air, the thinnest (he says, and it sure looks like it!) laptop in production. Click the above image to see it being put into an interoffice envelope.

    It's priced at $1,799 to start and will be available in two weeks.
     
  2. germanjulian

    germanjulian Back in London

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    no memory card reader, no cdrom, 1 usb port.. no mic in, heft price.... whyyyyyyyy?
     
  3. IvanV

    IvanV HH Assassin Guild Member

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    Exactly. :( No LAN, plug a flash drive or a card reader and you can't use a mouse... Of course, one can use a USB hub, but wouldn't it be better to have a couple more ports? No, because a clean case looks much better, though an extra box, the USB hub (which is almost a must with this notebook), lying next to it kind of spoils the impression a bit. But, at first sight, it's really pretty and it's a Mac.
     
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    kris23 Going Insane.....

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    ehh.... apple knows how to suck the uneducated public dry.......

    i wonder how sturdy this thing is.....
     
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    Prefer my XPS M1330 by a LONG way... It's actually usuable too :D
     
  6. dj_stick

    dj_stick Apple Fanboy?

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    i don't see this laptop replacing the typical laptop usage - but i can see it being useful for places like uni lectures, or just using it in a situation where portability is really important
    it's not going to replace business oriented or gaming laptops, but it is a pretty neat idea

    but the cost...
     
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    have to say, that looks quite beautiful.
     
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    Vikingod Int'l Fish Liaison

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    I think its attractive and neat, but I can't believe the price considering what it comes with.

    The freakin battery isn't replaceable!?! No optical drive?!? What the hell does it do? Seems like a flashy and freakin expensive PDA.
     

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