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    Re: News - Apple unveils redesigned MacBook Air

    If you're a student you cab get pretty hefty discounts tho...
    Something around 15% IIRC.

    Example - University of Liverpool:

    http://store.apple.com/uk_edu_5000715

    13" Air for £944 looks like a proper temptation.. Shame I'm not a student anymore BUT might drag my missus brother to the Apple store hehe

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    Re: News - Apple unveils redesigned MacBook Air

    Quote Originally Posted by pollaxe View Post
    I'm not sure they will do this, as they laid it on quite thick about a vertical screen being all wrong for touch and they're pushing the trackpad/multi-touch for that.
    Oh, he only did that because OS X isn't ready for touchscreen yet - its Steve Jobs style to talk down anything they don't produce themselves (yet). Then they do a U turn and produce the same thing later on.

    (See netbooks are crap at iPad launch vs 11.6 Macbook Air "netbook")

    OS X Lion looks like it will be touch ready, and I fully expect a touchscreen macbook end of next year.
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    Re: News - Apple unveils redesigned MacBook Air

    I keep reading "Lion" as "LiOn" or "l-Ion"...

    Stupid name.

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    Re: News - Apple unveils redesigned MacBook Air

    If this came out when the original Macbook Air was released, I would be very intrigued.

    But, to be honest, there are lots of 11.6 inch laptops around for 5 hours battery life (one with Core i5 and not ULV processors).

    More importantly, I hope the build quality for this new 11 inch Macbook Air is much better than the old 13 inch Macbook Air.

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    Re: News - Apple unveils redesigned MacBook Air

    uhh

    £679 inc student discount ex VAT for the bottom end air

    damn you apple for giving me another reason to get a job

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    Re: News - Apple unveils redesigned MacBook Air

    They do look great, but the lack of an ethernet port makes it a no-go for me.

    Wifi is all well and good but it tends to be unreliable, especially if you're shifting larger amounts of data about.
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    Re: News - Apple unveils redesigned MacBook Air

    Quote Originally Posted by TheAnimus View Post
    Actually, I miss read the specs, this is a turd of a product for the price.

    I was looking at the 13" specs, for the 11" body, at the entry 11" price.

    Come on, who in their right mind wants such a crummy display?

    But my favourate thou, is jobs slagging this product off:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIV6peKMj9M#t=87
    that was funny. didn't expect apple to come up with a netbook. I guess they don't control the market as much as they would want to

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    Re: News - Apple unveils redesigned MacBook Air

    Quote Originally Posted by kellyharding View Post
    They do look great, but the lack of an ethernet port makes it a no-go for me.

    Wifi is all well and good but it tends to be unreliable, especially if you're shifting larger amounts of data about.
    Probably the network port was too high...

    You can always get an adapter tho -> http://store.apple.com/uk/product/MC...co=MTk0MjI4Mjc

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    Re: News - Apple unveils redesigned MacBook Air

    That thing is just amazing. They can fit an entire PC onto a PCB no bigger than a low end graphics card.. Truly breathtaking tbh.

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    Re: News - Apple unveils redesigned MacBook Air

    That video seemed like a cult meeting to me, scary stuff.

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    Re: News - Apple unveils redesigned MacBook Air

    Bet it'll still be horrible to replace the monitor on these things. Having attempted a monitor replacement on an original Air, I'm left with a very bent cover and almost-broken fingers.

    Apple need a slap for this frustrating design...
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    Re: News - Apple unveils redesigned MacBook Air

    Quote Originally Posted by chis View Post
    Bet it'll still be horrible to replace the monitor on these things. Having attempted a monitor replacement on an original Air, I'm left with a very bent cover and almost-broken fingers.

    Apple need a slap for this frustrating design...
    Let's be honest though, Apple didn't design their MacBooks to be user serviceable.

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    Re: News - Apple unveils redesigned MacBook Air

    Quote Originally Posted by matty-hodgson View Post
    Let's be honest though, Apple didn't design their *INSERT ANY APPLE PRODUCT* to be user serviceable.
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    Re: News - Apple unveils redesigned MacBook Air

    Quote Originally Posted by kellyharding View Post
    They do look great, but the lack of an ethernet port makes it a no-go for me.

    Wifi is all well and good but it tends to be unreliable, especially if you're shifting larger amounts of data about.
    hehe, how much data do you think you'll be moving with a drive that small?

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    Re: News - Apple unveils redesigned MacBook Air

    Damn, I can't help myself lusting over this thing. Having seen one in person I can say that it really is a work of art - remarkably thin and light yet without feeling flimsy. If it were not for the high price I might be forced into finding a use for this machine!

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    Re: News - Apple unveils redesigned MacBook Air

    If you think that is a work of art, you should have a look at a Toshiba R700/630. It packs a Core i3. Weights around 1.5kg. Comes with a DVD drive. Magnesium alloy. That laptop was a Toshiba anniversary celebration thing.

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