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New MacBook Air

Discussion in 'Home Cinema, Hi-Fi and Gadgets' started by joost, Jan 15, 2008.

  1. joost
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    Well naffed off - just got a Macbook and the buggers go and release this:

    Macbook Air

    I'd be frightened of snapping the bloody thing!
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  2. rickparmar
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    no way, looks hot
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    Very nice bit of kit but don't know if I could justify they price as it is technically not that great a specification. 80GB hard drives are just not big enough these days. I like the idea of the 64GB flash drive but thats an extra £800. No DVD drive either (thats another option) and despite what apple say in there launch video, I still think we need an optical drive.

    Super sexy bit of latest technology and will undoublably turn heads but is that enough to make you want to spend £1200?

    Think I'll hang on for the new MacBook Pro which is rumoured to be out shortly.


    For those who haven seen it yet

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  4. MattGreaves
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    Several magazines and online reviews have slated the new Macbook Air - apart from the size there arent any new features and they are lacking the main ones, most notably the optical drive!!
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    I've had to work with these recently and all I can say is: avoid. Not Apple's best moment in my own opinion, and that's coming from a Mac 'advocate'!
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    But thats the problem, MS & APPL are starting to find difficult to come up with new features, its becoming boring, I'm an MS man myself, but even the sights of windows 7 is like ye & whats so special, along with the new Golf 6, whats so special, same answer to them all, nothingggggggg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Yep, you're absolutely right - it seems that they're all searching around for the 'next big thing' at the moment - Windows Vista has been a bit of a let-down because of all the stuff they removed before launch (db filing system etc.).

    The Macbook Airs are all style and no substance - to use CAT5 you need to use a USB-Ethernet adaptor FFS! How rubbish is that.

    Who knows when something groundbreaking will come along!
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