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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Comment by Macrat
by Macrat on Wed 16th Jan 2008 03:02 UTC
Macrat
Member since:
2006-03-27

You guys are weird. The Sony Viao had all of those same "drawbacks"

Didn't stop people from buying them and packing around the optional accessories.

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RE: Comment by Macrat
by linumax on Wed 16th Jan 2008 03:47 in reply to "Comment by Macrat"
linumax Member since:
2007-02-07

If you mean VAIO X505 then, well, not all of the drawbacks,

It came with
-stereo speakers
-Ethernet
-5 in 1 Card reader
-FireWire * 1
-USB * 2

It also weighed less than MBA and CNet says it was a tiny bit thinner.

Of course, smaller screen contributed to less weight but then again, it came 4 years earlier than MBA, for computer tech that's a long time.

And regarding success, I guess Sony eventually pulled that model mainly because of poor battery performance, but I may be wrong.

I'm sure there will be people who will buy this new toy and I might as well get one (next gen, if I had the money).

PS: Since the rumors of ultraportable MBP I was worried that my new MBP would become obsolete, but today I was relieved that it still is the king of Macbooks.

Edited 2008-01-16 03:49 UTC

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