OS X Love: Apple MacBook Air ~ The world’s thinnest notebook

by on January 16, 2008 · 7 comments· LAST UPDATED January 16, 2008

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Wow, I'm seriously considering one
#1: It runs on UNIX (OS X)
#2: Lightweight
#3: 2Gig RAM / 80GiB hard disk
#4: Inbuilt video camera and much more.

The new MacBook Air will be shipping in two weeks through the Apple Store and Apple Authorized Resellers for a suggested retail price of US $1,799. I want one.

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1 Matt January 16, 2008 at 5:02 pm

One USB port, non-user replaceable battery, no firewire, no line-in. Just some food for thought.

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2 Raj January 16, 2008 at 6:28 pm

This the worst laptops out there. 80 GB hdd, 1 USB port, c’mon this 2008. Not to mention overpriced hardware. Apple is for rich american people only.

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3 Justin January 16, 2008 at 10:39 pm

Meh… I would take one if it were given to me (I would take a lot of things if they were given to me), but I would never buy one.

If you’re really looking for an ultra thin you might want to shop around a bit first to know whats out there.

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4 Michael Leftin January 17, 2008 at 7:26 pm

Another first for Mac and Steve Jobs. A little pricey but a good deal for Mac fans. They have had some problems with their products. This info comes from people who own Macs. Getting good results from their call centers can be a headache. Remember, Mac software is very proprietary. BUT Mac is introducing the first solid state HD (60 GB) for a little extra money and that’s a great first. I have used and enjoyed Macs and I say good luck to them.

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5 HPL January 18, 2008 at 2:27 am

This is a niche’ product. Just because Steve Jobs can make it, and does make it, does not mean you should buy it. This is coming from someone who owns 3 different Macs (MBP, Alum iMac, MacPro). Wait until the third revision, then consider buying one if you need one, until then stick with a normal MacBook, or MBP.

It isn’t designed for heavy use, or constant use, or frankly any use besides a little word document here and web browsing there. Dont expect to be able to obtain superb results from iMovie, FrontRow, Logic or Photoshop.

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6 Leaman January 19, 2008 at 5:27 pm

Come on Vivek, you know you would be happier with an Asus EEEE PC. As others have said, if you are tempted by the small form factor, then wait until a later revision that includes more expandability (or at least a built-in Ethernet port).

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7 Ben March 21, 2008 at 3:00 am

@Leaman:
Ethernet port? What’s wrong with the USB ethernet adapter – indeed it’s better as it’s one less plug… I’ve an MBA and I bought the USB Ethernet adapter. When I’m at my desk (work) I plug in power and a single USB cable connected to a hub with keyboard+mouse+ethernet+external disk. (and if I could be bothered I’d plug in my USB audio adapter as well). One USB plug vs potentially five. And performance? I get ~80 Mb/s sustained file transfer, which is about the same as I got on my Macbook Pro.
For what I want it for (travelling) it’s a great machine…

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