...aestethics wise it truly is amazing...
ooooh one of apples innovations is "sharing" a cd drive from a host computer, you know kinda like windows 95 (or I beleive even 3.11 could do it)
Apple Aus has the pricing up, shafting as per usual
1.6ghz is AU$2500 (US$2208) and 1.8ghz is AU$4338 (US$3832) (prices include GST)
my two cents
to prove that i am not an apple fanboy i do not own an ipod but instead i own a SanDisk Sansa e250 which i think is light years ahead of an ipod
I own nothing from apple and probably never will, but i think you all are wrong. I think that the MBA is a bargain for that price especially compared to the MBP. So what if it doesn't have a dvd drive and only one usb port. It was not made to game or do autocad on. It was made to use Word and check your email. The price is so high because you have to pay when something is so small. The sony cost at its very base level and $2000 and goes past $4000 and its specs are no where as good as the MBA. Its really annoying to me that because APPLE is making something that you have no need of, its a crappy product. I have absolutely no need for something so small but i can see that this piece of hardware at this price is an amazing bargain for a person in the business world that travels most days and need to be able to write papers/reports. Also it does have a completely aluminum case(They talked about it during the keynote). When i take my laptop with me(which is ever day when i go to school) I never bring any of my usb stuff. If you are using it as a ultra mobile computer as that is what it is meant for, why carry around all of these other usb accessories. While at home spend 10 dollars and get a 4 port usb hub then you have space for everything you could want from a mouse to ethernet to a tv tunner.
I really think that the apple tv was cool for older parents and people who don't want to drive and get a movie. I would never get one because i basically can do everything that it does with my computer and my xbox 360. But i would think about having my mom or dad get one for there houses. I thought that the price for renting a movie what decent, but the cool thing is that you have 30 days to watch the movie and you can movie it around to anything device that you want.
You really think so? I find the bottom weird because of the way it starts out thick and slims down towards the edges. It makes it look like a wafer cookie thing.
Plus what's the deal with the power adapter being under the chassis? So one side stays jacked up when plugged in? And while I'm being anal and a fanboy, I hate the black keyboard. Why black? I thought it was such a nice change when the old PowerBook moved to matching silver buttons.
Except for buisness people the lack of a built in ethernet port means that they're going to have to carry the ethernet adaptor around.
I personally like the way it slims down toward the edges...:lol:
Just to clarify how it works:
I don't know how commom backlit keyboards are, but this one looks really nice and I mus agree with you, silver buttons would look better...
I'll stick to my Sony Vaio T-series.
Not quite as thin (it'll still fit in an envelope) but the keyboard is still usable, I have a DVD burner, 2 USB + 1 i.Link ports, Bluetooth and ethernet. The SSD version also has an 11 hour battery life, so the fact that the battery is removable is not as big a plus as in this 5 hour Apple.
Its still more than portable enough.