Linked by Smith Johnson on Wed 16th Jan 2008 01:24 UTC, submitted by Dan Warne
Apple Like an anorexic fashion model, Apple's new super-thin MacBook Air has made too many compromises for the sake of being skinny. With such emaciated specs, many are asking: who would buy it?
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The Air and the EeePC have it right
by Dasher42 on Wed 16th Jan 2008 08:44 UTC
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Why do so many people expect a laptop like this to be the whole shebang? The criticisms of an 80GB HDD or a reasonable $1000 for the 64GB SSD don't sound right to me. You don't buy a laptop this size to hold all your movies to share out, you buy it to take it places. Keep your work and on-the-go material on the laptop, and buy a cheap hard drive enclosure - the Time Capsule or whatever else - and use that when you get home.

I don't buy a laptop to play games or rip DVDs, I buy it to be able to get things done and stay in contact on the internet. I have a MacBook Pro. It's been my best laptop yet, and I spend about ten hours a day on it as it is both my work and personal machine and it gets used hard. But you know what? I almost never use the DVD drive! I've been wondering when they would make a model that left it out, because what I really want is less weight, and more battery life.

Speaking of which, the other laptops did not all vanish in a puff of smoke. Those that don't want the MacBook Air can suit themselves, while people like me think that between the Air and the EeePC, we're finally getting the perfect companion to our home desktops and networks and NASes.

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