Originally Posted by aresee
What's your problem wizard? Upset that others may see the world differently?
Not at all, what I'm concerned about is Apple missing the mark by such a fractional amount that it makes one wonder what their priorities where building AIR.
I have given up on this thread because you and truckturd refusing to see that others see the world differently and have other needs and priorities.
Well first I really do wish you would learn to read for content because I've said nothing of the sort. In fact I acknowledges that there are special cases where AIR might be OK. My concern is that there are not enough "special" people out there to justify AIR.
You have wasted much to much time arguing about the short comings of the Air. Much more than the product is worth.
Well at least you are admitting AIR is over valued.
And for your information esthetics does matter. I have found over and over again that when someone takes the time and effort to make something look good they have usually taken the time to make it right. A good rule of thumb is "If it looks like crap, it probably is crap.
This CAN be true but it doesn't make it true in every case. AIR could be perfectly fine or the case design could lead to serious thermal issues. No one knows at the moment but something to consider.
In any event it is very poor engineering to give up good design to good looks.
Now you have been arguing constantly that the right computer for everybody is a MacBook. For me it isn't.
Again learn to read for content as I've never said such a thing. What I've said is that the Mac Book and AIR don't differ significantly in physical size which is very obvious when you walk into an Apple store. All this chatter about how small AIR is strikes me as a big joke as it isn't.
My main problem with it is its screen size. I would much rather have a 15" screen. But as my G4 PowerBook has now passed its fourth birthday I have been looking at both the MacBook and the MacBook Pro for a replacement. And while I have been rejecting the Pro for its cost, and my current needs are modest, I can't accept the MacBook because of its unprofessional/kiddy like appearance.
Oh you poor boy sounds like a candidate for a OLPC machine. I suppose you are the type of person that judges somebody by the appearance of the laptop they carry around.
Thus I am waiting for the new Pro's to come out. At which time I will look at them, inspect the Air and see if that 2" delta is a big deal or not. None of your other so called limitations of the Air matter to me.
Well I'm glad you are fixated on size.
I can live with these "limitation" because they mean nothing. I don't use them now, so why should I feel limited.
That may very well be true for simplistic applications of a laptop. I just don't believe every body is that easy to satisfy.