High-quality photos and notes on Apple's new MacBook Air

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  • Reply 61 of 112
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by tonton View Post


    The thing I don't get about the air is that damn .75" wide bezel around the screen. Apple could easily have cut the size down 1.5" by eliminating it.



    if they cut down the size, they have to cut down battery life.. all that space is for the battery life (probably thicker too to maintain the same battery life)
  • Reply 62 of 112
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Prometheus View Post


    i am torn between the MBP and MBA there is no real reason i would need the power of the MBP apart form the occational imovie. i would be carting it to and fro from school everyday so that points to the MBA.



    I held off getting a new laptop untill macworld because i thought they would update the MBP.



    I am using a PB g4 1.6 ghz.



    All macworld has done is complicate my decition.



    Does anyone know MBP or MBA??



    Thanks



    I would suggest MBP. why? its because u need the exercise... hahaha (Joking2) but seriously it depends on how u use it. For a long term goal and price, i would suggest MBP because apple has a bad track record when introducing innovative products. For example, remember the macbook problem with the heat sink, my iphone suddenly stop working... i had to replace it... (all free btw under free 1 year apple care ). It wouldnt be too much of a stretch if i expect a problem with the macbook air. But if you are willing to take a chance..



    Functionality, definitely go with MBP.. you cant go wrong with that. If this is your main laptop, you want functions.. not looks.



    honestly, Macbook air is all looks (If you have extra money, then you buy it)
  • Reply 63 of 112
    ytvytv Posts: 109member
    Do you guys remember when you were kids and grandma would come over and make Sunday breakfast? She would always make your pancakes in the shape of Mickey Mouses head,



    Well I guess thats the reason they had to have the battery internal, as it is also shaped like Mickey Mouses head.
  • Reply 64 of 112
    well....
  • Reply 65 of 112
    jeffdmjeffdm Posts: 12,946member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by ros3ntan View Post


    Cons

    is it really for traveling usage or for show while you travel?

    price... (needless to say...)

    no ethernet port

    is it sturdy enough that you wont break it in two? (well.. its very thin..)



    People thought that the nano would break in two. Aside from a couple reports early on, the nanos seemed to hold up pretty well. My nano has held up better despite taking more abuse. So it could actually do pretty well, we'll have to see.



    I don't know if no wired Ethernet is really a deal-breaker. "n" is supposed to be pretty good.



    Quote:

    Recommendation: If i have a lot of money, i will buy without hesitation.. but then again.. is this a playing thing or a work horse (basically getting my work done) laptop? i guess depends on how you individually use a laptop



    It depends. If you're a writer, then the battery life may be more of a consideration than anything else and that type of activity obviously doesn't take much horsepower.
  • Reply 66 of 112
    adjeiadjei Posts: 738member
    Simply beautiful.
  • Reply 67 of 112
    These are mouth-watering photos. More than Macworld, these photos are luring me into buying one for myself.



    Sachin
  • Reply 68 of 112
    mr. hmr. h Posts: 4,698member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by iDave View Post


    I personally dislike black keyboards but they look cooler with lighted letters. I suppose that's the reason for Apple's decision. Aluminum would look much nicer, like on the MBP.



    It's not just that they look cooler backlit, they are functionally better. With the aluminium colour used on the MacBook Pro, there is a point in low-ambient-light conditions where the colour of the backlight and the colour of the keys is similar, and it's actually harder to read the markings on the keys. With black keys, there is a proper contrast whatever the ambient lighting conditions.



    Also, I like black, I think it looks sharp. Can't wait for the MacBook Pro revision. It better have the magnetic latch and new-style keyboard or I'm going to be
  • Reply 69 of 112
    mr. hmr. h Posts: 4,698member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by ros3ntan View Post


    Cons

    ?

    price... (needless to say...)

    ?



    FAIL.



    Compare against other ultraportables, the price is competitive.
  • Reply 70 of 112
    mr omr o Posts: 1,046member




    I am puzzled why they didn't put an iMac like black edge around the screen



    It is looking so much better and it sucks you right into Leopard!



    mr O

    http://gallery.mac.com/ohsoquiet#100008 < in case the picture did not come through.
  • Reply 71 of 112
    mr omr o Posts: 1,046member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by mr O View Post






    I am puzzled why they didn't put an iMac like black edge around the screen



    It is looking so much better and it sucks you right into Leopard!



    mr O

    http://gallery.mac.com/ohsoquiet#100008 < in case the picture did not come through.



    Can someone download this image from my .mac gallery and post it to this thread? I am quite pleased with my Photoshop job and I made it web friendly
  • Reply 72 of 112
    mr. hmr. h Posts: 4,698member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by mr O View Post


    Can someone download this image from my .mac gallery and post it to this thread? I am quite pleased with my Photoshop job and I made it web friendly



    Can't you link directly to the .mac-hosted .jpg?



    Like this:



  • Reply 73 of 112
    Damn, what a sexy piece of machinery. Too bad it comes at no advantage to the MacBook. If you couldn't carry 13.3" before, the MBA doesn't change that, and that is its fatal flaw.



    This is the Cube 2.0. Really damn sexy, but before its time.



    Someday all laptops will be like this, not because people are pushing for small and light, but because components will continue to shrink. In five years, this style of computer will probably be looked upon as a standard design, but again, just by today's standards, it is not an ultra-portable.



    Thanks for helping nobody, Apple.



    EDIT: By the way, I wanted to say "Welcome back to curviness, Apple." I've missed your sexy designs. I haven't been this impressed with your design prowess since the Cube. Everything since then has just been lack-lustre. Can we expect similar revamping in the MB and MBP? The MB especially is looking a little dated...



    -Clive
  • Reply 74 of 112
    dgnr8dgnr8 Posts: 196member
    Here we go...



    Closed system, users can not change battery, memory or hard drive.



    I am suing apple for 10 million dollars for it not being user accessible and they don't have it in bold face print right in front in ALL of there advertising.



    You think I am kidding... I am not.



    With in 6 months it will happen and heaven forbid there is any kind of problem with any part in it.



    Lawyers are going to have a field day with this one.
  • Reply 75 of 112
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by DGNR8 View Post


    Here we go...



    Closed system, users can not change battery, memory or hard drive.



    [$10M lawsuit jargon]



    All of Apple's computers are closed systems. So what? You cannot user-replace the hard drive in any of their iMacs (officially). So what? You can't change the HDD or RAM in the Mac Mini. So what?



    Unless Apple has a monopoly on the PC industry (which it doesn't, by the way) then its closed system isn't illegal in the US. So get over it.



    HERE'S THE THING THOUGH:



    I agree with you that Apple is selfish and fails to give its customers choice. Unfortunately, the only thing you can do about it is complain to Apple or boycott their products.



    Apple did not personally afflict you, or take away your rights. There is no lawsuit.



    -Clive
  • Reply 76 of 112
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Prometheus View Post


    The only prob is school goes back feb 5 and my PB is screwed and unusable.



    I usualy carry around three bags and getting a MBA would reduce that to 2.



    One question i had was if i plug in a usb external hdd and plug i firewire camera into that will it apear in imovie / final cut? I know it works with i firwire hard drive.



    Thanks



    You could also get a USB to Firewire cable (though they're not cheap) and input your camera data that way.



    Also remember, you will have a very unique computer if you go with the MBA for at least a year. Sometimes it's nice to be the "first kid on the block."
  • Reply 77 of 112
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Mr. H View Post


    FAIL.



    Compare against other ultraportables, the price is competitive.



    you brought up one good point.. i dont know how to classify this laptop.. is it ultra portable (13.3 inch is not an ultra portable.. i dont think..)? definitely not a regular laptop (since its lighter than any other regular laptop)...
  • Reply 78 of 112
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by DGNR8 View Post


    Here we go...



    Closed system, users can not change battery, memory or hard drive.



    I am suing apple for 10 million dollars for it not being user accessible and they don't have it in bold face print right in front in ALL of there advertising.



    You think I am kidding... I am not.



    With in 6 months it will happen and heaven forbid there is any kind of problem with any part in it.



    Lawyers are going to have a field day with this one.



    you know.. you have a choice of not buying the product.. its like saying you are suing sony because their blu ray cannot play HD-DVD



    besides you can always take the laptop apart and change the battery yourself. its not like the battery is soldered to the motherboard... (that would be dangerous...)
  • Reply 79 of 112
    kolchakkolchak Posts: 1,398member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by ros3ntan View Post


    i dont know about that.. but it does mean that you cannot use 2 batteries for a long trip....



    Think of it as a business opportunity. Make an external battery that hooks up via the AC adapter port. Of course, there's the little problem of Apple's proprietary and patent-protected Magsafe connector.
  • Reply 80 of 112
    dgnr8dgnr8 Posts: 196member
    I think the laptop is actually pretty good design. There are a few things here or there.

    I think it would work perfect for my senario and if they release that iMac like docking stations from those patents that would the holy grail for myself.



    That aside, my point is simply.



    1. There will be someone out there that will for some reason want to upgrade the memory and will soon find out that it is not upgradeable and in-fact it is soldiered on the mother board. So there response will be file a class-action (any body can file a suit for any reason now weather it will be tossed is another story).



    2. My battery is failing after just a year and half or something like that and I cant replace it. I am suing because I have to take it to apple and I have to leave it and I don't have my computer and they want to charge me for a loner (Heard that one before) Whaaaaaaaaaaa.



    I personally think it is stupid and will never win however the suing will come.



    Hell apple gets sued on a monthly basis it seems like now.
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