SHIFT: The MacBook Air — what we really think

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SHIFT: The MacBook Air — what we really think

Postby rockingmtranch » Thu Jan 24, 2008 10:22 am

The hype is over, the news has broken, and the backlash is in full swing. We're talking about the MacBook Air of course — the big gust of wind coming out of Cupertino this week. It's one of the thinnest and lightest laptops ever made, stacking up well against several competitors, including Sony and others. Plus it boasts innovative features like a multi-touch trackpad. What's not to love?

Lots, apparently. It lacks an Ethernet port and an optical-disc drive. There's no 3G wireless ability. It's frakking expensive.

But what does that mean? Is the MacBook Air a failed attempt at an amazing product or a breakthrough notebook with just a few flaws? We asked all of our writing staff what their first impressions are of the MacBook Air, and the opinions range from admiration to abhorrence. Click Continue to see DVICE's take on the Air, and feel free to share your own in the Comments. Don't forget to breathe.

http://dvice.com/archives/2008/01/shift_the_macbo.php

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Postby JeanInMontana » Thu Jan 24, 2008 4:01 pm

You made a laptop? :rotf:
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Postby rockingmtranch » Thu Jan 24, 2008 6:22 pm

Yes I did, thank you :D And it appears I'm full of hot air :rotf:
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Postby JeanInMontana » Fri Jan 25, 2008 2:49 pm

:rotf: :rotf:
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Postby W3FSY » Thu Feb 07, 2008 8:55 am

:o

I just caught a commercial on the TV for a MacBook Air, so just got around to checking out your link you posted, Mac.

Hard to believe they could come up with something that thin. People will buy one just to be "elite" and something to brag that they have.

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Postby rockingmtranch » Thu Feb 07, 2008 10:31 am

Looks easy to break to me :?
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Postby JeanInMontana » Thu Feb 07, 2008 4:34 pm

Ron I think you have a very valid point and you too Mac. I have to add day before yesterday, I got my foot into a loop in the printer cable connected to my lappy and smacked the lappy on the floor. The battery pack popped out and all the crumbs in the keyboard got moved around causing some sticking keys, other than that, it seems ok. :roll: :rotf:
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Postby rockingmtranch » Thu Feb 07, 2008 5:54 pm

:rotf: Well, glad it's ok :D
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