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Old 01-15-2008, 10:22 PM   #16
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80 gig harddrive? Are you fucking kidding me?

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Old 01-15-2008, 10:27 PM   #17
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Old 01-15-2008, 10:37 PM   #18
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http://www.engadget.com/2008/01/15/m...-more-details/

* The micro-DVI out is single-link only, meaning it can drive a 24-inch monitor, not a 30-inch. There's no DisplayLink converter / adapter yet.

* Remote Disk comes on the install DVD -- ironically, Apple expects you to carry around a DVD to install so you can access someone else's DVD drive. Righty-o.

* It uses MagSafe, but the new connector is angled 90-degrees to stay out of the way. You can use a regular MacBook / Pro adapter, assuming you don't mind the side being propped up a little (or hanging off the edge of a table). You can also use the MBA's 45w adapter on other machines -- the plug should still fit, but the adapter may not have enough juice to charge AND power a running machine.

* The MacBook Air superdrive needs special hardware in the MBA to work -- Apple wouldn't tell us if any other devices will be able to use the thing, but we imagine the ~500mA USB outputs won't be enough.

* The 64GB SSD option is +$1000 -- but you probably already knew that if you hit Apple's site.

* The speaker is mono only (not stereo), so your audio output will suffer a bit. The audio comes out of the keyboard holes in the right side, and it sounds a little funny.

* The port array folds down, it's not a door over ports that don't move. It feels extremely sturdy.

* Duh, the only audio input will have to be via USB or the built-in mic.

* The machine comes packaged with micro-DVI to DVI and micro-DVI to VGA adapters, but you have to snag the S-Video and composite adapters separately.
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Old 01-15-2008, 11:11 PM   #19
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And furthermore, the coolest features of this (wireless N airport, multitouch trackpad) will more than likely be added into the macbook pro line as early as this april, possibly with a new case design.

You can't even open the fucking thing. The battery, ram and HDD are all permanent!

So spend 1700+ for a gimped piece of shit, or wait 5 months and get all the new features in something that we all know to be tried and true.
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Old 01-16-2008, 12:19 AM   #20
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Macbook Pro is better and more worth it in the long run.
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Old 01-16-2008, 09:32 AM   #21
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And furthermore, the coolest features of this (wireless N airport, multitouch trackpad) will more than likely be added into the macbook pro line as early as this april, possibly with a new case design.

You can't even open the fucking thing. The battery, ram and HDD are all permanent!

So spend 1700+ for a gimped piece of shit, or wait 5 months and get all the new features in something that we all know to be tried and true.
Bolded for truth.

Just like the touch for the iPod line. Steve Jobs should of went in a software direction this gen for a bigger OS base and screw this elitist little green laptop.
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Old 01-16-2008, 01:29 PM   #22
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Man, just carry around an enormous IBM Thinkpad like I do. It'll give you bulging muscles.
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Old 01-16-2008, 08:42 PM   #23
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Yea I have to agree that the concept is cool but it's just way too expensive. I mean this is marketed to someone who is gonna own more then one mac. I cant even afford one. lol
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Old 01-16-2008, 10:16 PM   #24
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Macs are lame. >:3
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Old 01-17-2008, 08:10 AM   #25
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Old 01-17-2008, 11:36 AM   #26
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Looks like i'll prob just get a eee pc as a extra laptop. I don't need 80gb of space on a laptop since I tranfer everything to my PC (since the eee pc has shitty memory). Though the price is piratically free compared to this Mac notebook. All i'm going to use it for is surfing and typing notes.
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Old 01-17-2008, 12:48 PM   #27
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It's a thin Mac, but not the world's thinnest notebook ever, that was released way back in 1998.

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Mitsubishi and Hewlett-Packard's, the Pedion measured 18.4 millimeters thick, which comes out to 0.7244 inch thick. Although the Air gets to 0.16 inch at the thinnest point, the Air is 0.76 inch thick at the beefiest portion, making it minutely thicker
What's the big deal of beeing this thin? I would be terrified using it, in fear of breaking it.
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Old 01-17-2008, 01:14 PM   #28
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Thats the problem with mac designers. They think they can innovate the market... if that thing isn't made out of titanium i'd hate to see how easy it is to break.
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Old 01-17-2008, 06:22 PM   #29
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its a metal casing so its not going to snap in half right off the bat. Or I wouldn't think it would. Nor would I ever try incase its under a "you break it you bought it" policy.
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Thats the problem with mac designers. They think they can innovate the market...
But Apple does innovate the market, alot.
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