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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2nd mac
by siraf72 on Sat 1st Mar 2008 14:06 UTC
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2006-02-22

I don't think this is aimed necessarily at people constantly on the road. I think the target market is more likely to be someone who has a Mac Pro or Imac in the home/office for all his/her real computing needs but wants the option to take stuff along on holiday or to and from the office. A very light device onto which he/she just transfers the stuff they need for that trip.

I am considering it for this purpose (though the price point is annoying- its sitting annoyingly between the Macbook and MacBook Pros - making me think I could save and get a more features on the macbook or splurge and get serious laptop. Decisions, decisions.)

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RE: 2nd mac
by bogomipz on Sat 1st Mar 2008 15:57 in reply to "2nd mac"
bogomipz Member since:
2005-07-11

But neither the MacBook nor MacBook Pro would cover what you originally wanted the Air for!

I agree that the price is too high for such a device, though.
So were the original iPod, the Netwon, the Lisa, ...

Typical Apple; pushing the envelope (no pun intended), resulting in too high prices, in some cases selling like hot cakes anyway, being a reason for the rest of the industry to be on their toes.

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RE[2]: 2nd mac
by tupp on Sat 1st Mar 2008 18:18 in reply to "RE: 2nd mac"
tupp Member since:
2006-11-12

Typical Apple; pushing the envelope (no pun intended)...

How is Apple "pushing the envelope?"

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