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This thread has really thrown down the gauntlet. So come on Apple, step-up to the plate and give your adoring public what it wants. It has always been said that if you build a better mousetrap customers will beat a path to your door. By the same token, if you build a better mouse, then Apple customers will do likewise. As if Jonathane Ive and his design team haven't got enough on their plates.
Absolutely. Amen. The MBA, though flawed is going to get better. The Centrino 2 chipset will increase processing power while reducing power consumption. It also offers WiMax, which will be very interesting if incorporated in to the Rev A model. Add a 256 Gb hard drive, 4 Gb of RAM plus one more USB and you have a machine that is every bit as functional as recent MacBook Pro models. I think the MBA will live up to Dave's Holy Grail of computers expectations. Of course,...
The machine you really lust after isn't a cut down version of the macBook Air but the much rumoured MacBook Touch. Perhaps the best way to describe this is as fusion of the iPhone and and MBA into a machine with a footprint roughly inline with your suggestions. Since this is still very much in development, no one has any idea exactly how big, powerful and useful it will be. But Apple being Apple, I have every confidence that it will be the sub-notebook Newton replacement...
Wizard 69, Thanks for a great post, Dave. I think you are spot-on when you say that Apple DOES listen to its customers. There is no way it could be as successful as it is if it didn't. My suggestion that Apple fails to listen is what you get if you listen to half the bleating and complaining on this forum! In fact, I wrote this thread because i believe that Apple is presently evaluating feedback about the MBA. Marvin, Your initial response deserved much more...
This story is a classic example of why people find the tech sector so fascinating to follow. What blows us away today will be commonplace tomorrow. It seemed to take a lifetime to go from SSDs with 2 Gb of capacity to 8 Gb. The sheer speed with which we've gone from 8 Gb to 64 Gb and from 64 Gb to 256 Gb is mind-blowing. So, come Q4 we'll get a revised MacBook Air with Intel's Centrino 2 running at 1.86 Mhz consuming 17 versus 25 watts of power to provide more...
This a piece of random speculation. Journalist reviews of the MacBook Air have been so consistent in their criticism of its lack of ports that it may just be that Apple breaks the habit of a lifetime and upgrades the hardware. The next version could conceivably include an additional USB port, but without significantly changing the overall hardware design. This would enable both the DVD drive and an Ethernet connection to be used at the same time or alternatively a...
mjteix Your contributions to this forum are great. Always interesting. Always informative. And never full of justified speculation. Thank you. There is a lot of hype going around about Centrino 2. Will you please tell us what you think it means for the end user and for Apple and the MacBook Pro. Everything I've heard suggests that it will be a quantum leap. You don't seem to share this view. Please tell us more. N
mjteix / welcomb Thanks for the info on the chips. Of course, you're right, we don't know which chips Apple will specify, but it is probably fair to assume that the Core 2 Duo T9600 will be one of the options. The ability to harness the power of 4 Gb of RAM with certainly move things along a bit, but it is the switch to a 1066 MHz front-side bus versus the existing 800 MHz that should most make the difference in performance. Care to comment on this? I just checked...
Tech Girl, The Investment Community is extremely well plugged-in to what's going on. I happen to follow the Tech Sector very closely. Apple is very good at talking to analysts and analysts are very good at talking to people who buy stocks through their brokerage houses. The industry is smaller than you think. Of course, Apple never spills the beans, but with a tidbbit here and a tidbit there, it is easy to fill in the blanks. What I offer is a little more than informed...
I haven't seen the new MBP, but I have heard a bit about it from folks who have. I rather suspect a couple of its features will be criticized intensely before coming mainstream elements of all new laptop designs. Montevina isn't late; it was always scheduled for a mid-June release date. The performance from this chip set rocks. Wait and see. I expect new MBPs to be announced 9th June with an on-sale date of 30th June. WWDC isn't just going to be about the IPhone. I keep...
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