Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 18th Jan 2008 21:30 UTC
Apple AnandTech dove into the mystery behind the small processor in the MacBook Air. "Earlier this week Apple announced its MacBook Air, and within hours we had the mystery of its '60% smaller' CPU uncovered. Or at least we thought. It turns out there's even more depth to the CPU in the MacBook Air, it's even less conventional than we originally thought. Here's what happened over the past couple of days."
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Surprise
by hraq on Sat 19th Jan 2008 00:03 UTC
hraq
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2005-07-06

What Apple did is take the market by surprise.
They did an exotic laptop with alot of cool features that not anyone could do yet.
The CPU mestery or no mestery is not important, because Apple Engineers passed the laptop, ie, certified it for production, while other hundreds of other designs failed and didn't have Apple Approval.
I trust Apple engineering team when they pass a thing, and the thermal envelope of it must have been tested and certified too, because Apple engineers are not a bunch of amatures given the CPU to insert it in a socket.
So, relax and enjoy another mind blowing product of Apple!

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RE: Surprise
by helf on Sat 19th Jan 2008 00:08 in reply to "Surprise"
helf Member since:
2005-07-06

... so THAT explains the awesomeness of Apples first revision products...

They never have any problems!

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RE[2]: Surprise
by hraq on Sat 19th Jan 2008 01:48 in reply to "RE: Surprise"
hraq Member since:
2005-07-06

Well, All products have problems, but the issue here is it a practical device or not. I mean can it be used with all of its disadvantages to become a viable practical solution for a lot of people out there?
I believe the answer is yes.
I still need them to enter tablet market, but till now they think that all the designs proposed are not practical or reliable; remember Steve Jobs doesn't wanna look fool when he presents his product in one of his show offs.

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RE: Surprise
by RGCook on Sat 19th Jan 2008 01:58 in reply to "Surprise"
RGCook Member since:
2005-07-12

Completely agree. It astounds me how Apple continues to astound the market with massive innovation after another. Let the naysayers point at the faults but the reality is, Apple engineering is a standard I pattern my designs after, and I am a chemical engineer. Their principles are applicable to any product, process or technology.

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RE[2]: Surprise
by Luminair on Sat 19th Jan 2008 16:06 in reply to "RE: Surprise"
Luminair Member since:
2007-03-30

This grinds my gears a bit. Taking features out of a laptop to fit it into a thin case isn't much of an innovation.

Do you really think other manufacturers lack the technology to build such a thin laptop? That Apple is the exclusive purveyor of the space-age technology required to remove the optical drive and use an mp3 player hard drive?

The MacBook Air is .76 inches thick. The Intel Metro concept was .7 inches thick last year. The Sony X505 was .75 inches thick in 2004.

If the thin laptop is a "massive innovation", give credit where it is due: a Sony laptop 4 years ago.

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