Originally Posted by MobileMe
The term portability for notebooks require Weight, and Power combined, the macbook air does that well compared to the nascent segment of netbook users, spec for spec. I can't see to many people showing up with a 17" MacBook pro saying it's portable enough
You may be right, but it's NOT a road warriors machine.
The Air when released was the WORLDS THINNEST NOTEBOOK, Not to mention the extreme functionality and use of the notebook, All that power in a paper weight design. Steve has answered the portable segment of users with the MacBook Air
I got no problem if people want something like that, but it's too frail to be a road warrior's laptop.
And I took my MacBook Pro "on the road" for two straight months in all sorts of environments taking pictures all around the US.
Apple was reminded that the small majority of pro's still prefer the matte option. Remember at the 2009 MacWorld when Phil Shiller showed the 17" MBP in Matte and only a small few cheered, as Phil said "SEE THERE ARE STILL A FEW OUT THERE ".
Screw Phil, I've met him and liked him right off, but his stance on glossy screens is bullshit. He's trying to con us and we are not taking it lightly nor appreciate it. Pro's are giving Apple the finger in record numbers.
It was me that got a hold of Steve himself and got the 15" matte screen back, but it seems Phil or someone else is playing games again.
I'm a professional and the glossy screen is actually much better with an overall experience when I'm not doing photography editing on PS or Aperture.
Yea, in a dark hole it's wonderfully accurate.
Apple is still providing top of the line specs in all its Pro Notebooks (i.e; 256GB SSD, 8GB RAM, 3.06ghz c2d with 6MB L2 cache etc...)
Don't need it or want it anymore.
Got ripped off spending big bucks for a PowerMac G5, 30" monitors and Apple goes off and changes processors and no more OS X for PPC. So the long term investment with the machine just dropped like a stone.
The MBP has served me well, despite having to upgrade the crappy hard drives and Superdrives Apple uses. Now it's the Magsafe that failed.
The white MacBook was a utter and complete waste of a good $1000, it was supposed to be a gift and a honest attempt to see if glossy would still bother my eyes, it did and unfortuntly so did the person I gave it too, who just ignored it and then through that neglect got water spilled on the keyboard. Like a good machine shouldn't be susceptible to this sort of thing right?
A statement like this fully verifies that their are some users who simply have a Wal-Mart mindset. You want a MAC PRO for a MAC MINI price. Your un-realistic, oh yeah I almost forgot that all this Hardware is managed by the WORLDS MOST ADVANCE OPERATING SYSTEM. By the Way the 15" Pro's start at $1,699.
No, I want a $500 OS X laptop, the extra $100 over the $400 Dell Mini for a slightly better quality build, a matte screen and a three year mail in warranty.
But alas, with Apple unless you spend more than $1000 they don't want to hear from you, then for only a year, another $349 gets you another two years.
Apple can remain happy with their 10% market share, the world will move on, but as soon as the "steve Jobs effect" wears off, it's curtains for Apple.
I already see the partial control of someone else, a bean counter.