Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th Oct 2010 19:02 UTC
Apple So, Apple held its usual autumn press get-together just now, and after a few rather uninspiring ones (to me, at least), they finally managed to blow me away, with the new MacBook Air (especially the 11.6" variant). They also gave a sneak peek at Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, which has... An App Store. An App Store Apple is going to open on Snow Leopard within 90 days.
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RE[2]: Really?
by TheGZeus on Thu 21st Oct 2010 05:11 UTC in reply to "RE: Really?"
TheGZeus
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If you can't do truly calculation-heavy stuff like encode video, compile complex software, DAW/Video work, then there's no advantage over an Atom 550.
Are you really going to do anything but watch ~720p-or-lower video, browse the web, check email etc on a netbook?
Higher resolution videos can be decoded, but you can't display them without another monitor, and at that point why not just use your desktop, and you'll have a desktop, because it's still not powerful enough to replace that.
Compiling complex software? If you're doing that you'll probably know how to do it on a remote system.
DAW/Video work? The screen's too small.

A netbook is a netbook. You don't need a V8 to drive to the grocery store.

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