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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RE: who'd buy it
by evangs on Wed 16th Jan 2008 07:53 UTC in reply to "who'd buy it"
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The same people who pay too much for their macbook's

When I was shopping for a Macbook about a year and a half ago, I did a lot of searching. I was already working on Linux quite a bit so what I needed was a Linux laptop. Nothing on the market came close to the Macbook in terms of price/specs. The closest at the time was some Dell system which cost exactly the same as the Macbook. Given those options, the Macbook was a no brainer.

Apple may overcharge for their Power Macs and iMacs, but their laptop line is very very competitive.

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RE[2]: who'd buy it
by rayiner on Thu 17th Jan 2008 00:10 in reply to "RE: who'd buy it"
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At least the last time I checked, the PowerMacs were ridiculously competitive too. Apple seems to have a pretty high margin on the MacBook Pros, but then again, a lot of manufacturers have a "high margin" laptop product like that. A corresponding Sony probably costs you just as much as an MBP.

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