Originally Posted by merdhead
Memory isn't cheap, it costs $850 to upgrade to 4G if you buy it at the Apple store (as a BTO option).
The Air is slower, so it's cooler. But then again if you run it at full tilt, it'll still get hot, just less so. When I handled one it wasn't hot, but then again it wasn't doing anything and it wasn't plugged in, which typically generates heat.
the guy you quoted did say "regular memory" as in non-apple memory.. as in, sensible people buy this memory, as in crucial.com or something like that... you know, like the 4GB of macbook ram I can buy if i click this link...http://crucial.com/store/listparts.a...29%20MB062LL/B
yeeeahhh. SAME RAM that apple uses.
At any rate, I have been reading a lot of these comments and observing the general consensus of the MBA on this thread. People seem underwhelmed.. and I have to say I feel the same.
I do think that it has pushed the envelope in terms of design, as apple always does, and I can appreciate that... But i think its simply not worth it. So basically what it boils down to, is I can pay $600 LESS money for a MacBook with upgraded ram 3rd party, and get a faster processor, 4gb ram, a faster 5400RPM hard drive, optical drive included, FireWire, 2USB, ethernet, better wifi reception (since apples non-metal computers get much better wifi), mic input, digital audio out and in, longer battery life, ability to change my own battery, and an included remote control...... and all I have to give up is 2.2lbs of "lightness", 0.35 inches of thickness, and a backlit keyboard.?!?!?! count me in.
apple also seems to rely sooooo much on wifi (in a metal computer no less) and never even addresses cellular internet connectivity. why no option to build it in??? not that apple shouldnt be different.. but literally EVERY other manufacturer offers that option...... so, what, now I have to buy the usb CDMA or HSDPA adapter thats twice as thick as the actual computer I'm using it on.... FAIL