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    Macworld 2008: MacBook Air, world's thinest notebook

    It wouldn't be a stretch of the imagination to say that Steve Jobs left the best 'till last by announcing the super, super-slim MacBook Air toward the end of his Macworld keynote earlier today.
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    Re: Macworld 2008: MacBook Air, world's thinest notebook

    lol, the macbook air keyboard reminds me of the old spectrum 48k rubber keybords

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    Re: Macworld 2008: MacBook Air, world's thinest notebook

    Personally I find the device damn good looking, but it's just not feasible at that price point.

    I'm currently using a Dell laptop and granted, it doesn't look as smart as the MacBook Air but it cost a lot less, performs a lot better and has a battery I can change.

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    Re: Macworld 2008: MacBook Air, world's thinest notebook

    Sigh.

    I wonder what all the posh chumps at uni will have in a few months...

    Oh, and the battery isn't removable? The only 'consumable' item within the laptop... isn't removable? I guess iPhone owners haven't been stung by dying batteries yet, and haven't realised this is a really BAD thing... so they'll be buying one of these too.
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    Re: Macworld 2008: MacBook Air, world's thinest notebook

    also it makes recycling a lot harder too.

    most people still chuck things like this, but taking the battery out is a hudge envorinmental saver. Most concils take batteries away in the recycling bin seperately.
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    Re: Macworld 2008: MacBook Air, world's thinest notebook

    So what if it's thin? It's not like laptops were 10 years ago when they were hard to lug around.

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    Re: Macworld 2008: MacBook Air, world's thinest notebook

    I like it - I'm looking forward to seeing one in real life though...

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    Re: Macworld 2008: MacBook Air, world's thinest notebook

    typing on it could be 'interesting'.

    I'm not a fan of regular laptop keyboards, so i'd be intrested to have a play with one, as you say in the flesh.
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    Re: Macworld 2008: MacBook Air, world's thinest notebook

    I have a Sony TZ at the moment and I got to say I'm a big fan of it - thing with a lot of these smaller notebooks is the compromise...

    I'm not impressed that Apple seems to be charging a huge premium for a 64GB SSD drive...

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    Re: Macworld 2008: MacBook Air, world's thinest notebook

    and its almost certainly going to be just a samsung one too.

    (based on how much of the worlds flash apple apparently buy.... damn bloomberg is handy!)
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    Re: Macworld 2008: MacBook Air, world's thinest notebook

    heh - its suprising.


    I'm also confused why they didn't put a slot loading DVD drive in it.... like others have done....

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    Re: Macworld 2008: MacBook Air, world's thinest notebook

    Quote Originally Posted by DR View Post
    I have a Sony TZ at the moment and I got to say I'm a big fan of it - thing with a lot of these smaller notebooks is the compromise...

    I'm not impressed that Apple seems to be charging a huge premium for a 64GB SSD drive...
    Yeah I was blown away by the price, but if you take into account that is smaller than a 2.5in disc it has to be much pricier to buy.

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    Re: Macworld 2008: MacBook Air, world's thinest notebook

    a 2.5inch disk is about .37inch high, given the overall size of this thing, i wouldn't be surprised if they where using regular laptop hdds, rather than smaller ones, this is espesually true as most SSDs are in regular standard size packages.

    the thing is the SSD is great for laptops, but the price marketup they have is insaine!
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    Re: Macworld 2008: MacBook Air, world's thinest notebook

    They are using 1.8" drives, the same ones in the iPods.

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    Re: Macworld 2008: MacBook Air, world's thinest notebook

    I'd be worried that I might snap it in half!

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    Re: Macworld 2008: MacBook Air, world's thinest notebook

    Quote Originally Posted by Funkstar View Post
    They are using 1.8" drives, the same ones in the iPods.
    Yeah they are so even less space to squeeze in a SSD.

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