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15-01-2008, 08:22 PM
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MacBook Air

Whoah... just... whoah..



Announced at Steve Jobs' keynote earlier tonight... ships in two weeks starting at $1,799 and £1,199 (import FTW).

http://www.apple.com/uk/macbookair/


     
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15-01-2008, 08:53 PM
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Re: MacBook Air

Yeah, I was thinking import too. The UK price is absurd – you can get higher-spec MacBooks with hundreds of pounds saved in the process.

The deciding facets seem to be the RAM and the form factor over that of the low-end MacBooks... I can't help but feel that isn't quite enough, to be honest. I'm sticking with iMacs for now


     
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15-01-2008, 11:39 PM
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Re: MacBook Air

Its perfect for what I want (to be able to carry round a laptop all the time at college) but its just the price.

I can get it for around £900 in the US with Educational Discount... still quite a lot.

Its soooooooo nice though!


     
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15-01-2008, 11:46 PM
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Re: MacBook Air

Great idea, but like Basch says the specs are er, a bit crap really.

The one that costs £1200 only has a 80GB 4200-rpm PATA hard drive. That's not only small, but s l o w too! Also, the c2d is only 1.6hz, and of course, max ram is 2GB.

They seem to cater for either the low end (consumers), or high end (professionals -but very expensive-). Nothing mid range has come out in the last few years...

Edit: forgot to say, graphics don't sound to hot either "Intel GMA X3100 graphics processor with 144MB of DDR2 SDRAM shared with main memory4"


     
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15-01-2008, 11:53 PM
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Theres also an option with a 1.8GHz processor and a 64GB Solid State Disk weighing in at a whopping £2028!


     
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16-01-2008, 12:00 AM
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Re: MacBook Air

It does look nice, but it's more like a 'second' laptop. Ie one that you would have in addition to either another laptop or PC.

ASUS do a 'basics' laptop for just £199 !!!

I'm not sure what I feel about the MB Air.. I really like the design, it's just a shame the hardware is so basic...


     
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16-01-2008, 12:18 AM
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It does look nice, but it's more like a 'second' laptop. Ie one that you would have in addition to either another laptop or PC.

ASUS do a 'basics' laptop for just 199 !!!

I'm not sure what I feel about the MB Air.. I really like the design, it's just a shame the hardware is so basic...
Is that the asus eee pc. I have been looking since a mate was raving, only does the "basics" but I have a decent spec laptop and only use it for the internet, and word.

The mac looks the part but does seem to be a little lacking.


     
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16-01-2008, 12:38 AM
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Re: MacBook Air

Yeah that's it the Asus eee:



Quote:
Features for Asus Eee PC 4GB Wh
CPU Type: Intel
Installed RAM: 512MB DDR2
Hard Drive Capacity: 4GB S.S.D
Drive Type: Solid-State Disk
Screen Size: 7
Operating System: Linux
TV Tuner: No
Wireless Networking: Yes 802.11 b/g
Bluetooth: No
Ethernet Controller: Yes
56k V92 Data/ Fax Modem: No
USB Port: Yes
FireWire: No
USB Type: USB 2.0
Battery Life: 3.5 Hours subject to usage
Approx Weight: 920g
Dimensions (mm): 22.5x16.4x2.15-3.5CM
: Built in Webcam
: SD Slot
Just £219 http://www.bennettsonline.co.uk/prod...oduct=70BT7166

Ideal for web use and sooo affordable!


     
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16-01-2008, 12:42 AM
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Re: MacBook Air

A mate has been raving about them. It is one thing I think I will buy but have another gadget/plaything to buy first. I would go for the 8gb one though slightly more expensive.


     
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16-01-2008, 12:44 AM
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Re: MacBook Air

Heres the Apple MacBook Air advert...



     
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