MS has a point. Apple products aren't beyond criticism.
Netbooks do seem underpowered. But then, what are people attempting to do on them? I guess if you're desperate, a skinflint
and want 3 inches less (on your screen...) then they're 'ok' for a bit of emailing, word processing on the go. If fact my cousin had a netbook doing the music on his dj stint only yesterday. Not exactly quick. But it 'did the job.'
Clearly, they'll get faster in time. But I can see why Apple hasn't made one.
As for the Macbook Air. Apple's 'netbook' or ultra slim notebook. I like the design of it. But the 'ports' thing. Hmm. How many do you need when you're 'on the go?' Depends on the purpose, I guess. But if you want to do emailing...it's a snip at...well. Clearly, Apple thinks you should pay extra for something that thin. Er. Just buy the 15 inch Macbook Pro instead.
9400. Not lousy. But I've noticed a trend of Apple 'side grading' alot this past year or two. iMac notably. And when the 'new' iMac came? Nothing new GPU wise. Just last years low end card in a 'top of the range' machine. Bar the new screen? i5 in the top end model. (A dirt cheap quad core cpu...and the dual core 3 gigger flogged again in most of the models.)
If we're lucky, next year we'll see some spec progress next year.
Oh yeah. Psystar. Who cares? They're out of it. Personally, if you owe 2 million dollars how can you afford to eat? Let alone sell an 'efi' product? Shrugs. If Apple have to...they'll grind what's left of their dust and set it on fire then throw the ashes into the sea.
Personally I didn't agree with their conduct. Thieves who abused Apple's copyright. However, another point. Apple does compete against the collective might of the PC industry. And of course I cheer them on. It's a virtual holy war.
However, Apple themselves have no direct competition in Macs. There are holes in their desktop line, quad core price of entry is still stupidly high, the Mac Pro is outrageously priced, the Macbook Air is bordering on folly, the Mac Mini overpriced...and the specs somewhat apologetic. The gpus on all machines are pretty stale as standard, and in some cases over a year out of date...for the 'double' or treble the price you're paying...compared to the PC competition and the vram is pretty dour. Sure, there are 'junk' netbooks for £200. Junk desktops for around £400.
But in that £700-£1400 range?
Lemon Bon Bon.