Rumour has it this will be the first Macs with 3D displays.
Originally Posted by nvidia2008
You had to look it up? Tsk tsk
Narnia is a pretty popular movie series (well, two so far, one more coming soon)
I knew it sounded it familiar and had read at least one book as a child and seen the old and new movies. Hey, at least I look stuff up when I dont know the answer.
Macbook Air will be shipping in November. 10.7 will come at the earliest January, more likely March. No way Apple is going to try and do iOS 4.2 and something massive like 10.7 at the same time. That's corporate suicide.
Thats certainly reasonable, and I think Apple learned a hard lesson when they tried to release iPhone OS 2.0, the iPhone 3G and MobileMe all the at same time. However, if v4.2 is wrapping up and 10.7 gets pushed to devs right away for the lull during the Holiday months when nothing is released, with the next major beta update coming in 2011. I think they have done something like that before. They dont even need even focus on 10.7, though 4.2 does look like its pretty solid now. That said, I think your scenarios more likely.
Originally Posted by dacloo
SL runs like a charm, faster than L. No gfx issues here.
Really, you can install it without problems.
The last reports I read actually had the graphics in SL being worse than in Leopard. This isnt completely unexpected as its comparing the latest and most stable version of Leopard to the current version of SL. Of course, that should change with each point update and there are certainly more than enough advancements in other areas that make SL a much better option for most users.
Originally Posted by bsenka
I would not expect Apple to go with cut rate pricing, I'm referring specifically to the features. My $250 netbook has 3 USB ports, an ethernet port, HDMI out, headphone, SD card slot and a 3G SIM slot. I most certainly would expect a $1300 machine to at least compare favorably to that. If they can't at least add SD and 3G, they definitely should not bother.
If pricing mostly or solely based on the number of ports a device has then that would be accurate, but ti doesnt. The MBA has a processor that is more costly than your entire netbook.
LV/uLV Intel® CoreTM2 Duo processor Mobile (uFCBGA6/uFCBGA8)
SL9600 (6M L2 cache, 2 Cores, 2 Threads, 2.13 GHz 1066 MHz FSB 45nm) $316
SL9400 (6M L2 cache, 2 Cores, 2 Threads, 1.86 GHz 1066 MHz FSB 45nm) $284
Intel® AtomTM processor Nettop/Netbook (FCBGA8)
D525 (1M cache, 2 Cores, 4 Threads, 1.80 GHz, FSB 45nm) $63
D425 (512K cache, 1 Cores, 2 Threads, 1.80 GHz, FSB 45nm) $42
You are comparing two very different systems with very different focuses for their respective markets.
If you note that most parts are much higher quality and/or are more specialized than any netbook you can see where the price comes from. Note the Core-i7s in that TDP range cost even more money than the C2Ds Apple has used since the MBA was created.