Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 4th Feb 2008 22:26 UTC
Apple Ars posted their review of the MacBook Air. "Sure, there are other subnotebooks on the Windows side of the aisle that offer a variety of different configurations. There are ones with smaller screens that people love because they are even more portable. There are ones with built-in optical drives. There are ones with more ports. There are ones with more power. And there's nothing wrong with that, if that's what you want. But the MacBook Air is the only super-thin notebook that (legally) runs Mac OS X, and we feel that Apple did a decent job at figuring out how its users would use such a computer. It's not perfect by any means, and we hope to see Apple make improvements upon the Air with future iterations." AppleInsider has another review.
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RE: Comment by BrendaEM
by csixty4 on Tue 5th Feb 2008 13:54 UTC in reply to "Comment by BrendaEM"
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Writes to solid state drives aren't much of a concern these days. A given sector on a quality flash chip can handle 100,000 writes. And, wear-leveling spreads the "damage" around, so it's going to take a while for that particular sector to read its maximum writes.

Unless Spotlight is writing multiple megabytes per second continuously, it's not much of a concern. Modern SSDs will likely outlast traditional hard drives.

Someone in the EeePC community did a great breakdown of SSD lifespan: http://wiki.eeeuser.com/ssd_write_limit?s=ssd%20writes

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