Originally Posted by dbot
the missing firewire port is really annoying. it's not just because of cameras..
there are a ton of djs, electronic musicians that use a macbook because of it's size. infact i think that almost all acts that I've seen in the last 3 years had one on stage, but without firewire you can't connect most external soundcards (which you need for djing and performing).
It's really weird that I can't get a mac now. The Pro is too big for my needs and the without firewire I just can't connect my soundcard.
very weird move apple... and I've sort of already gotten over the glossy screen issue
Yeah, it was dumb move to leave out firewire. I too need small form factor and would have liked the assurance of firewire. Apple is smoking bad weed these days with all their product decisions. So really what is the point of the macbook air apart from using it to be a snob? If it were smaller like 8-10 inch screen, i'd get it it would be the awsomest netbook. Speaking of which steve thinks netbook is a fad, Blu-ray is a bag of hurt, HDMI does not support HD resolution (hello its the connector of choice for HD) and tablets are not on their mind. I'm not buying a new mac until they add blu-ray. Was hoping for a netbook guess i'm going to have to hackintosh it. With the ipod touch/iphone they should have BT stereo headphone support, support for their apple radio remote and cut and paste by now. What's with that Nike crap?
With no HDMI, means a mac mini media server is out. Their implementation of DVI is also not standard so trying to connect a mac mini to an AVR with HDMI inputs (using an adapter) does not work without moding the cable. It works as a direct connection to a TV but for some reason does not work through an AVR/Pre/Pro like the integra 9.9.
Also there is no displayport to composite cable which is the first time they don't have one. This is an important cable for me as i use it to hook the laptop to the TV in the hotel room when i travel. This way i can watch my shows or movies or listen to music using the in room tv. I wonder if i connected a DP to DVI adapter to a DVI to composite adapter if it would work.
Also what with silver? Its such a distracting color. Which is why all good tv's use black. Compare it on an silver and black ipod. You focus more on the subject matter then the screen. They tried surrounding the screen with a black border but its still distracting. Silver is the new beige. I would have preferred black aluminum. or better yet black carbon fiber. PCs are starting to get really fashionable. At this point i might even consider a Voodoo Envy 133 and hackintosh it.
Steve said that this would be the best year ever, its so far has been the worst. I've been a fanboy for 25 years but nothing apple has put out in the last 2 years compels me to spend my money. Its all half baked or genius but doesn't live up its its potential.
I wonder what lame, craptacular or half baked product they will announce at Macworld in Jan. Hell has frozen over for me when i say Apple really disgusts me at this point.