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Old 01-24-2008   #1
TheMoose
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Default MacBook Air: Hot stuff or Hot Air?

Well Steve Jobs has spoken to the Apple army & has give them..............
The MacBook Air & it will sell like hot cakes!

There are a couple of versions.

1. Basic
* Intel Core 2 Duo processor
* 2GB memory
* 80GB 4200-rpm PATA hard drive1
* Built-in 802.11n Wi-Fi2 and Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
$1,799.00

2. Loaded
* Intel Core 2 Duo processor
* 2GB memory
* 64GB solid-state drive1
* Built-in 802.11n Wi-Fi2 and Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
$3,098.00

The basic version seems to me to be , well, basic.
1 usb
no optical drive
no video output

The loaded version doesn't seem to have $1300 more features, I bet the solid state (flash?) is very fast & pretty cool but aren't they really just ultra portables?
Wouldn't the need for an external optical drive kind of make it less portable?

It is something I'm just not seeing?
I can see the benefit of a very small & lightweight laptop for travelers but wouldn't the $299 Asus Eee work for that as well?

Maybe it's just me but I don't see how this is worth $900-$2300 more than my 17" HP laptop.

I know there is some Mac guys here so maybe they could enlighten me.
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