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post #121 of 132
What those of you who don't have an MBP to compare the MBA to may be missing is that the keys on the MBA are already considerably more shallow than on the MBP. I'm pretty sure it was a space issue. They simply couldn't spare the extra 2mm to fit a backlight under an already slimmed down keyboard. Either way, while it may be a missing feature to some, it's certainly not a dealbreaker. You either need an ultraportable, or you don't.
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post #122 of 132
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Well, I can understand its use for something like an iPad or an iPhone, but I'm still puzzled how an accelerometer/SMS would be useful in an notebook with an SSD.

Doodle Jump!

Seriously though if there is going to be an App Store for the Mac the accelerometer a key to many of the games to be ported.

Assuming Apple blesses the API to that...
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post #124 of 132
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Doodle Jump!

Seriously though if there is going to be an App Store for the Mac the accelerometer a key to many of the games to be ported.

Assuming Apple blesses the API to that...

You can already use the SMS as a kind of accelerometer for the Mac. There have been apps out for a while that use it but no significant games or stuff like that AFAIK.

http://semaja2.net/cool-mac-apps

What's really fascinating is this all was out before the iPhone and iPod touch first hit. 4 years can change almost everything.
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I don't understand what's so important about backlit keyboards. Until something like 8 years ago, nobody even knew backlit keyboards. Plus, if you're typing black on white background, the screen is plenty bright enough to let you see the keys too, if you absolutely need to see them. I applaud Apple for shaving off more thickness instead of adding the illuminated keyboard on top. I don't miss it at all.

It all depends on how much you want to look down, OR, whether you sometimes use your MacBook in an international mode-- for me that's Japanese and it sometimes requires looking at the keyboard to get things right.
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post #126 of 132
For those MBA buyers, Monoprice has a USB-A 2.0 to Ethernet adapter for under $5.
http://twitter.com/monoprice/status/1696760904814592
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post #127 of 132
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A4 application processor and 1GB of RAM.

Its 256MB for the first iPad that was in this comparison. Even the iPad 2 has half the stated amount of RAM as here.
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There's always someone who complains. If th room, using the one finger at a time method. Or they'd complain about the keyboard reflecting on the glossy screen or something else.

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post #129 of 132
So when they produce the retina screen version of the MBA later this year you'll be able to fold the screen back on itself and it will immediately boot up iOS and the screen will become touch sensitive and the device will become an iPad. My computing experience will then be complete apart from all the dongles I have to carry around to hook the thing up. Oh just one more thing - don't forget the security port.
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So when they produce the retina screen version of the MBA later this year you'll be able to fold the screen back on itself and it will immediately boot up iOS and the screen will become touch sensitive and the device will become an iPad.

It might happen, tsshyeah, and monkeys might fly out of my butt.
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So when they produce the retina screen version of the MBA later this year you'll be able to fold the screen back on itself and it will immediately boot up iOS and the screen will become touch sensitive and the device will become an iPad. My computing experience will then be complete apart from all the dongles I have to carry around to hook the thing up. Oh just one more thing - don't forget the security port.

Yes. YES.

I see no reason they couldn't actually build this. Even with a very high price I bet this would sell. iWant MBA Touch edition!
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post #132 of 132

I know this is an old thread, but I was collecting images of the late 2010 MBA logic board and find this one...

 

...and, if I'm not mistaken, the CPU and GPU have been incorrectly labeled here.

 

This is the image from this review:

http://photos.appleinsider.com/2010MBA.006.jpg

(this image appears at page #3 of the review)

 

And this one is from the iFixIt teardown of the same machine:

http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/MacBook-Air-11-Inch-Late-2010-Teardown/3745/1#s17837

 

As you can see, the CPU and the GPU are "mirrored" in these images... I think the one from ifixit is right, because you can clearly read "nvidia" if you zoom in the huge image version.

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