16 Jan 2008

Apple's MacBook Air - What do you say?

CEans,

Steve Jobs introduced MacBook Air - the thinnest notebook in the world at the Macworld 2008. I'm fascinated by the latest Apple baby. However there are two things that I didn't like -
  • $1799 price tag
  • No optical drive :sleepy: (how uncool!)
Apple says that they have created 'Remote Drive' feature that lets you access your CD/DVD over wi-fi. I can't imagine my notebook without a DVD drive!

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So, do you think Apple's MacBook Air gonna blow up the ultra-portable market? Or do you think MacBook Air has redefined the way we look at notebooks.

Comment 😁
Jerry

Jerry

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16 Jan 2008
Its Steve's. I'm buying it!
mahul

mahul

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17 Jan 2008
Well apple never ceases to surprise the world with a trick or two every time, yeah definitely no optical drive is a little disgusting but _k don't u think humanity would grow out of optical drives some day?? they are too mechanical & contain too many moving parts to last long, plz tell me what u think about this. maybe some day commercial media would cease to come in optical drives, there can be other far better forms....i mean. maybe apple has shown us the future though it seems quite unacceptable today.
17 Jan 2008
mahul
Well apple never ceases to surprise the world with a trick or two every time, yeah definitely no optical drive is a little disgusting but _k don't u think humanity would grow out of optical drives some day?? they are too mechanical & contain too many moving parts to last long, plz tell me what u think about this. maybe some day commercial media would cease to come in optical drives, there can be other far better forms....i mean. maybe apple has shown us the future though it seems quite unacceptable today.
Agreed. However, I believe that the world will take some time to accept wi-fi based drives. That's obvious because the wi-fi is not omnipresent. Apple's done a good job with MacBook Air, however, it still relies on optical drive attached to another computer.

In my opinion, the world is moving towards Web OS - where one giant computer will host an operating system which will power all the devices connected to it. Think about it, its quite possible.

Or who knows, maybe some day, CE will be the organization to develop it
MaRo

MaRo

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17 Jan 2008
Piece of Art as usual, every computer company now will just COPY

I'd buy Apple computer even it haven't screen 😁
Prasad Ajinkya

Prasad Ajinkya

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22 Jan 2008
Hey Biggie ... check out desktoptwo.com.

The free Web OS is already here 😀. For more interesting literature, I would suggest reading Soft Wars by Larry Elison (Oracle CEO).

My $0.02 on MacBook Air. Cool looks, I dont mind not having a CD/DVD drive, as long as I have some free USB ports, I am ok! Price is a whopper as always, so thats a turn off.

A smart idea on eliminating the optical drive though. If it were my money, I would rather invest in stocks 😀
Elisa

Elisa

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22 Jan 2008
MaRo
Piece of Art as usual, every computer company now will just COPY

I'd buy Apple computer even it haven't screen 😁
I like Mac for its simplicity and design. I am okay with optical drive less notebook.
gohm

gohm

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13 Mar 2008
I like it, even without the drive. I like to support apple as they offer a stable OS without the need of major security flaws. Like anything, more competition/choices can only improve the products. I do also have a pc that I use because of software limitations.
Ashraf HZ

Ashraf HZ

Communications
13 Mar 2008
gohm
Like anything, more competition/choices can only improve the products.
Right on!

Heres a funny read about the MacBook Air:
https://www.michaelnygard.com/blog/2008/03/steve_jobs_made_me_miss_my_fli.html

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