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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OS X Performance Issues
by billnvd on Wed 6th Feb 2008 01:04 UTC
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The article seems to point out a serious performance issue in the OS.

A dual core CPU running with 2 GB of ram and a fairly standard 4200rpm HD cannot smoothly stream a video and run a chat client?

I could do that on my old P2-300, 96 MB of ram thinkpad from 1998. I am not really suprised as most Apple products are form over function, but that is laughable scheduling!

Apples Motto:
"Make it cool looking and make it expensive and THEY WILL COME"

Macbook Air - A two thousand dollar fashion accessory!

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