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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RE: Surprise
by RGCook on Sat 19th Jan 2008 01:58 UTC 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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RE[3]: Surprise
by DigitalAxis on Sat 19th Jan 2008 17:05 in reply to "RE[2]: Surprise"
DigitalAxis Member since:
2005-08-28

But it didn't exist, because nobody knows about it, therefore it didn't exist, and Steve Jobs is right!
Apple IS first.

...I guess first to market such a device so heavily with their recognizable and desirable brand, but that's what matters to Apple right now.

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