Apple introduces sleek new MacBook Air models and more

Apple introduces sleek new MacBook Air models and more.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2010/10/yf2wTj.jpg[/newsimage]Steve Jobs & company held a special “Back to the Mac” event at the company’s campus in Cupertino, CA on Wednesday, where they took the spotlight away from the iPhone and the iPad… well, at least for a few minutes.


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Looks sweet; however, I lack the necessary funds to acquire said piece of technology.

I just read the specs, Is this an Apple or an Emachine? 1.6Ghz processor, 64GB SSD ohh 4 gigs of 1066Mhz DDR3 wow, it’s like Y2K again. Sad thing is people will buy this like it’s something special. I think I’m going to have a turd gold plated just for Steve to remind him of what he’s selling his consumers, a gold plated turd. I think the name air fits perfect. From the looks of it, anything more than Air would probably break it. Wow, 2 USB 2.0 ports. Umm, my motherboard on my computer has USB 3.0. Way to look to the future, Steve. Save yourself some face, buy an old laptop for 300 bucks, slap an OSX software on it, and you’ve got your own Macbook for cheaper.

No optical drive?

Wonder if it does Flash or is that against Steve’s world order these days??

[QUOTE=trust2112;2551565]I just read the specs, Is this an Apple or an Emachine? 1.6Ghz processor, 64GB SSD ohh 4 gigs of 1066Mhz DDR3 wow, it’s like Y2K again.[/quote]You want to inform yourself about “Thin and Light” laptops. Another keyword is CULV.

Sad thing is people will buy this like it’s something special.
Yes, there will be people who want to buy this, just because such a laptop does fit their needs, especially mobility. Build quality does also matter. And not to forget design and materials.

It is not impossible, that some 4kg, 45W Quad Core with 45 minutes battery life from Acer, HP or Asus might fit your personal demands better.

[QUOTE=icefloe01;2551654]No optical drive?[/QUOTE]Optical drives are not very common in subnotebooks.

Michael

[QUOTE=mciahel;2551800]Optical drives are not very common in subnotebooks.

Michael[/QUOTE]

I have not heard the term subnotebook before. But still, there are full-fledged notebooks that are much cheaper than this.

[QUOTE=icefloe01;2551828]I have not heard the term subnotebook before. But still, there are full-fledged notebooks that are much cheaper than this.[/QUOTE] I think you’re missing the point of the MacBook Air and the sub-notebook segment; the point is not to be cheap - the point is to be light and small-ish.

[QUOTE=icefloe01;2551828]I have not heard the term subnotebook before. [/quote]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subnotebooks

But still, there are full-fledged notebooks that are much cheaper than this.
Mobility and portability have their price. No, these cheap Atom based netbooks are not always an option :wink:

Michael

Important to notice here is that the MacBook Air models do NOT contain SSDs but make use of flash memory.
So ‘instant on’ and ‘no moving part’ advantages still hold true, but speed/performance is not comparable to (current generation) SSDs