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post #41 of 196
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Nonsense. Think of what you lose over a normal Macbook... there is a *lot* missing.

And you pay more for it?

Yes it is damn, damn thin, but really, I think people will see it as fragile to begin with, and fail to see the point of it net to already svelt Macbook/Pro offerings.

No it is you talking nonsense.

Ever since rumours of an Apple ultra-portable surfaced, there's been this group of people deluding themselves over how much it would be likely to cost.

The MacBook Air is an Ultra Portable. Don't compare it to a MacBook, because a MacBook is not an Ultra Portable. Go compare the MacBook to other Ultra Portables and you will probably find that it kicks their arses and is cheaper to boot.
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post #42 of 196
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I'm already doing that dance on the MacBook Pro and I have 2 usb ports

Just how many USB ports would you like on a portable computer, then?

I'd posit that dragging around your printer, iPod dock, M-Audio keyboard, Wacom tablet, and USB mug warmer isn't worth the effort.
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post #43 of 196
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I am impressed though and overall happy, I just got built up too much from the speculation maybe..


Yeah, you have to make sure you don't let that happen to you, otherwise you'll never be satisfied.

post #44 of 196
Come on Steve! One more thing!!!!
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Would of loved to see an iPhone improvement. For example F'ing Businesses being able to purchase!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's getting ridiculous! How the Hell am I supposed to have all my employees Personal Guarantee all their company phones? The $20 upgrade pisses me right off too!
post #46 of 196
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im rather sad about no macbook pro update

True.

An update will be forthcoming by the end of Feb. This is a necessity to keep up with the PC crowd that has started putting Penryn in their laptops.
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post #47 of 196
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Just how many USB ports would you like on a portable computer, then?

I'd posit that dragging around your printer, iPod dock, M-Audio keyboard, Wacom tablet, and USB mug warmer isn't worth the effort.



lol at the USB cup warmer!
post #48 of 196
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Originally Posted by audiopollution View Post

Just how many USB ports would you like on a portable computer, then?

I'd posit that dragging around your printer, iPod dock, M-Audio keyboard, Wacom tablet, and USB mug warmer isn't worth the effort.

Right now I have my USB Aircard and my iPhone cord plugged in and wish I had one more for my windows phone! LOL
post #49 of 196
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Would of loved to see an iPhone improvement. For example F'ing Businesses being able to purchase!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's getting ridiculous! How the Hell am I supposed to have all my employees Personal Guarantee all their company phones? The $20 upgrade pisses me right off too!

1) You give your employees iPhones? Any particular reason, other than aesthetic concerns?
2) $20 upgrade is for the iPod touch, not the iPhone, as far as I know.
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Blueray MacBook Pro was very necessary too! Dammit!
post #51 of 196
Give it a couple weeks. Don't worry.


AAAAAAAAAAANNNDD
Can someone explain to me why the stock is down?
post #52 of 196
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1) You give your employees iPhones? Any particular reason, other than aesthetic concerns?
2) $20 upgrade is for the iPod touch, not the iPhone, as far as I know.

1)We are all Mac users and would love to support the company we love.
2) Yes, it just make sense, since we all use Mac Mail, iCal, Address book, etc.
3) I'm tired of Blackberry!

$20
1) All the employees are currently rolling jailbreak'd iPod touch units instead. That should of been a free upgrade, Period! I'm assuming we will be seeing more upgrade charges in the future as well and will pretty much be the norm for now on
post #53 of 196
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Give it a couple weeks. Don't worry.


AAAAAAAAAAANNNDD
Can someone explain to me why the stock is down?

$20 upgrade, is why (jk!)
post #54 of 196
$20 is chump change.

^lol
post #55 of 196
like i said in the other thread, i'm disappointed with macbook air's look.
the concave makes it look a bit silly, and the screen is really a letdown.

the mock ups look better, especially the one from wired.

the black outlining would have helped this thing look a bit nicer.
post #56 of 196
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Then buy a freakin' Macbook. Right?

... and why not compare it to the TZ? Apple did.

"Oh no! Apple just gave me more choice. Must complain!"

Apple has to compare it to the TZ.

Guess what?

New clients to Apple that are looking for a TZ alternative, will love it.

That 10% will freaking love it.

The other 90% of the market will not compare it to the TZ and call it overpriced and under performing.

They'll either choose the MacBook or MacBook Pro.

Apple knows this.

This is a "test" from Intel and Apple to see how much thin and style go hand in hand.

This is only targeted between the MacBook and the MacBook Pro largely because of the damn price.

Value for your buck it isn't.

Convenience for fanatics who want a computer to resemble a piece of paper should be tickled pink.
post #57 of 196
why no iphone 16 gig? Why? Damn!
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post #58 of 196
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A few years back Sharp did this same type of thing. It was a tiny laptop that was designed as a "Companion" to a desktop or full laptop. I had one and it was pretty cool but after a while the trade offs didn't make sense and I got rid of it a couple of months later. Between my MacBook, my iPhone, and my Winmobile smartphone ( I have to have it due to no exchange support on iPhone and my company won't allow IMAP!) I am pretty well satisfied with my mobility options.

I don't understand...what are you missing from the MacBook Air over a MacBook?

Optical drive is the only thing and honestly the only thing that really keeps you from doing is playing games on the airplane. Which admittedly is moderately annoying...but I have a couple games that don't require the game disk in the drive.
post #59 of 196
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like i said in the other thread, i'm disappointed with macbook air's look.
the concave makes it look a bit silly, and the screen is really a letdown.

the mock ups look better, especially the one from wired.

the black outlining would have helped this thing look a bit nicer.

Convex.
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post #60 of 196
So basically we got a very short keynote filled with niche products.
post #61 of 196
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I think the MacBook Air is the new CUBE. Another failed product. Funny thing is the price is the same as the cube. I think it's a POS.

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post #62 of 196
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Originally Posted by BenRoethig View Post

So basically we got a very short keynote filled with niche products.

consumer electronics niche products, at that.
post #63 of 196
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Feel free to elaborate. This "is" a discussion board.

Geez, this guy is madder than me.
post #64 of 196
Apple is doomed.
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post #65 of 196
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Yeah, Now this is a f'ing let down


Intel Core 2 Duo processor
2GB memory
64GB solid-state hard drive1
Built-in 802.11n Wi-Fi2 and Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
$3,098.00

U have got to be kidding me!
post #66 of 196
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Originally Posted by audiopollution View Post

Convex.

Shabamm!!!

Beaten to it. lol
post #67 of 196
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Originally Posted by nicvalentine View Post

Yeah, Now this is a f'ing let down


Intel Core 2 Duo processor
2GB memory
64GB solid-state hard drive1
Built-in 802.11n Wi-Fi2 and Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
$3,098.00

U have got to be kidding me!

Tell Samsung to lower their SSD prices. The SSD is a $1000 upgrade.
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post #68 of 196
So how long do we get to keep this temporary insanity?
post #69 of 196
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Originally Posted by mdriftmeyer View Post

Apple has to compare it to the TZ.

Guess what?

New clients to Apple that are looking for a TZ alternative, will love it.

That 10% will freaking love it.

The other 90% of the market will not compare it to the TZ and call it overpriced and under performing.

Mmmm...that 10% of the market is pretty important I think. I think we're going to see this laptop in a lot of places being carried by folks that haven't gone mac before. Even if they all end up running bootcamp...

This thing is a status symbol laptop you can actually live with.

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Originally Posted by nicvalentine View Post

Yeah, Now this is a f'ing let down


Intel Core 2 Duo processor
2GB memory
64GB solid-state hard drive1
Built-in 802.11n Wi-Fi2 and Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
$3,098.00

U have got to be kidding me!

http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/...52921665293952

Sony TZ - $3,699.99 w/64GB SSD.

Sony aint a happy camper today. Neither is Toshiba or any other high end laptop maker.
post #70 of 196
Who's overpriced NOW?????
post #71 of 196
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Apple is doomed.
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No. The stock will rebound considerably after the earnings report.
post #72 of 196
Big let down outside of the Time Capsule. Now I'm going to return the Extreme I just picked up 2 weeks ago. Hopefully it doesn't have the same problems.
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post #73 of 196
LOL - only one complaint about the video chip. I think this is a first.

(Wait until it dawns on them that the battery isn't removable)
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post #74 of 196
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Mmmm...that 10% of the market is pretty important I think. I think we're going to see this laptop in a lot of places being carried by folks that haven't gone mac before. Even if they all end up running bootcamp...

This thing is a status symbol laptop you can actually live with.



http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/...52921665293952

Sony TZ - $3,699.99 w/64GB SSD.

Sony aint a happy camper today. Neither is Toshiba or any other high end laptop maker.

Yes. JAPAN will be thrilled.
post #75 of 196
Come on guys,
I am a bit disappointed but the MWSF was not that bad.

iPhone software update was cool
AppleTV 2.0 is great.
Movie rentals very cool with all the major studios
MacBook Air, neat, but I do not need that, so I won't buy it.
Time capsule is very cool

For me the disappointing thing was:
no iPhone 16gig, I don't understand why not.

I agree that overall the keynote was not earth shattering, but Apple has a pretty good line up of services and products now.

ACD's and new design MacBook Pro's might be coming as earlier as April at NAB. The worst case for ACDs at WWDC.
Stay positive!
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post #76 of 196
$3000 for the 1.8 version with 64gig HDD!!!! LOL!!!
post #77 of 196
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damn, just damn.

I think the movie rentals could be about a dollar cheaper across the board.
HD's at $5.00? c'mon really?

Time Capsule sounds sweet though, It's definitely a must purchase with the Air. bringing the cost up for a new lacking laptop to $2k. That's not including the new Mac Pro i'll have to purchase with it (hehe)
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$3000 for the 1.8 version with 64gig HDD!!!! LOL!!!

Why is that a LOL?
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$3000 for the 1.8 version with 64gig HDD!!!! LOL!!!

that's $3100.00

not counting the $500 time capsule you'll be buying with it.
post #80 of 196
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Does anybody know anything about the audio on the air? I didnt see any speakers. Is it headphones only? Guess I can run it through that new fancy time capsule
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