Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 29th Feb 2008 15:41 UTC
Apple The envelope had been lying there on the minimalist desk all throughout Jobs' keynote. The rumours had been clear: Apple is going to launch a subnotebook, a sort of MacBook Mini. Despite the rumours, the collective gasp of amazement was clearly audible when Jobs pulled the MacBook Air out of the envelope. I have to admit, even I was all wowed. Consequently, you can imagine I was delighted when Apple NL agreed to loan me a review unit as soon as they had the MacBook Air in stock. Read on for the review.
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Connectivity
by jal_ on Fri 29th Feb 2008 15:58 UTC
jal_
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2006-11-02

While I would love to see a world where wireless internet is ubiquitous, we still have a very, very, very long way to go before we ever reach that utopia. In other words, the MacBook Air caters to a world that does not exist yet;

Ehm, yeah. Indeed, if it had a normal ethernet connector, everything would be fine, since, well, as we all know, the world (including rural Germany) is full of network cables waiting for your laptop to be plugged in.


JAL

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RE: Connectivity
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 29th Feb 2008 16:03 in reply to "Connectivity"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

As if the ethernet port is the only thing that is missing. Please do not take any quotes out of context just to make them fit your argument.

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RE[2]: Connectivity
by jal_ on Sat 1st Mar 2008 16:18 in reply to "RE: Connectivity"
jal_ Member since:
2006-11-02

As if the ethernet port is the only thing that is missing. Please do not take any quotes out of context just to make them fit your argument.

The context is just above it Thom:

since out in the real world, freely accessible WiFi is uncommon. Sure, my university has WiFi, but that is only for students and employees. Cafeteria with WiFi are still a rarity in The Netherlands (even in Amsterdam), and WiFi hotspots out in the wild? (...) What about the rest of the world? Anything else but the western world? Rural Germany, France, or United States?

I was obviously also reacting to that. Your point seems "the MacBook Air should've had an ethernet port, since there's no WiFi in most parts of the (western) world", but in most parts of the (western) world, there's also no ethernet cables lying around to attach to (let alone in "rural Germany").


JAL

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RE: Connectivity
by helf on Fri 29th Feb 2008 16:16 in reply to "Connectivity"
helf Member since:
2005-07-06

Wow, that was either a bad attempt at sarcasm or someone just being a jackass. ;)

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RE: Connectivity
by Crono on Fri 29th Feb 2008 16:21 in reply to "Connectivity"
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2006-11-08

Ehm, yeah. Indeed, if it had a normal ethernet connector, everything would be fine, since, well, as we all know, the world (including rural Germany) is full of network cables waiting for your laptop to be plugged in.


Well the university I work at does have its own W-LAN, but I't not necessarily always available. Most time it works, but when you are in a room on the border of the campus then the connectivity is not really good. Also it gets worse when some people start machines that emit electromagnetic waves.

BUT there are wired-network ports EVERYWHERE. Now what? Hope that the people will shut off the machines and stop their tests just so you can reach the network?

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