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      01-15-2008, 01:47 PM   #1
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Apple Macbook Air

Apple's done it again. That laptop sure is thin!

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Simply amazing. Apple always does it!
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      01-15-2008, 02:17 PM   #3
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Apple is amazing, and I thought that my macbook pro was thin
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fuck i just bought my BMP

i hope this takes like a few months to release
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      01-15-2008, 02:21 PM   #5
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it comes out in two weeks and it's overpriced and useless. this is from someone who is a die hard mac fan and has purchased 3 different macs in the last year. no ethernet, no optical, insufficient HDD. for more than a MB Pro. no thanks. i was really looking forward to this, but i am thoroughly disappointed.
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and i understand you can buy an Ethernet adapter and external optical and external hard drive but then i am lugging around a bag of supplies in which case why not just buy a MB Pro, that is better performing... and still VERY convenient in size.
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i want one! but i dont really want apple
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it's only 1700. my MBP was 2200
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it's only 1700. my MBP was 2200
it starts at 1700 with student discount. the second you add shit its 2000.
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Ill be getting this for college this coming year, should be nice to have. Agree with the lack of HD space statement though, ill have to get the 500gb timecapsule becasue there is nowhere near enough space on here for my music and such in 80 gb.
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I don't know, .76 inces. Thats thinner then my mac book pro. But I don't think I would give up my hardware in the Mac book pro, Geforce 8600, DVD Drive, 15.4 inch screen.

Not to mention what someone else posted, your going to fill you bag with tons of little supplies, dvd-drive, video adapters, ethernet adapters all that stuff that can get lost easily and probably costs a lot seeing as apple loves to jack up prices on little things like this (100 dollars for a power adapter!!)

But if you don't play games and do a lot of travel and just need something to read documents or web pages on and watch movies on then this looks pretty good.
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it starts at 1700 with student discount. the second you add shit its 2000.
well im not gonna buy another laptop anyway... broke like a joke

im so broke, Mac wont even accept my cash
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Personally, I think its an amazing computer. I think the new Macbook Air will mainly serve as a secondary computer along with an iMac or Mac Pro whereas the Macbook Pro has the capability of serving as a primary computer.

I already have an iMac and Airport Extreme, so this may work well for me. Though I hear there is a possible upgrade to the Macbook Pro coming in the near future. We'll see.
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just found out that my company just ordered these...
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just found out that my company just ordered these...
i need to work at your company.


i just bought my mbp 2 months ago. i think im content with my purchase.
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Although I would much prefer an apple over a pc, I found this information to be entertaining:


" MacBook Air

As widely expected, Apple is launching an ultra-thin notebook called the MacBook Air.

At 0.76" thick at its widest point, the three-pound Air has a wedgelike shape that tapers down to 0.16" thick at the front base. LED backlighting on its 13.3-inch screen, multi-touch trackpad (which offers some nifty features like rotating photos, all in the touchpad), and a backlit keyboard.

Specs are decent: 1.6 or 1.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (on a cleverly shrunken socket), 2GB of RAM, and an 80GB hard drive (or 64GB SSD option). No optical drive (of course), and just one USB port. It'll set you back $1,799, which is on the inexpensive side for ultralight notebooks with specs like this. Ships in two weeks.

(By the way, as great as the MacBook Air sounds, calling this the "world's thinnest notebook" is hyperbole: The Sony X505 was 0.75" thick... and it was released in 2003.) " - Christopher Null, Yahoo! Journalist
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i need to work at your company.


i just bought my mbp 2 months ago. i think im content with my purchase.
Everyone has the new slim mac keyboard.. I think those mackbook Airs are for the marketing people... I am a designer and already got 2 big monitors so I doubt I will be getting the Mac book air from work I should sell my ibook on ebay now, want this mac air so bad lol

If you guys are familar with apple.. there are some rumors and pictures of the next new iMAC which lets you slide this macbook air into the new iMAC as a harddrive
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just found out that my company just ordered these...
What kind of company do you work for where they order a product that was just announced today? I am running a old P4 at work 2.4ghz I think, at least 3 years old and I work in the IT world. Granted the government, I think that's the problem.
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(By the way, as great as the MacBook Air sounds, calling this the "world's thinnest notebook" is hyperbole: The Sony X505 was 0.75" thick... and it was released in 2003.) " - Christopher Null, Yahoo! Journalist
The X505 is no longer produced.
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