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    News - New MacBook Air torn asunder

    Internals laid bare as Seagate comments on Apple’s decision to go all flash.
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    Re: News - New MacBook Air torn asunder

    Is flash the future for notebooks? Let us know your thoughts in the HEXUS.community.
    future certainly, unfortunately we are still in the present.

    i think we are pretty much in the "hybrid sounds nice" phase, even in the now sadly dead 8.9" netbook category there was space for a 1.8" SSD and a 2.5" HDD. The OS has to evolve to allow everyday users to use both the drives efficiently, which is something windows 7 certainly can only do with a lot of silly messing about at the moment.
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    Re: News - New MacBook Air torn asunder

    It's all about choice.

    I bought an 11.6" netbook, put a 60GB SSD in there, then installed Windows 7, Office, Firefox and Mediamonkey, and copied over 15GB of music.

    But then I've got a 6TB server which all of my data is stored on, so it's not a problem for me.

    Take your average consumer, and they'll buy a laptop and use it as their sole computer. It needs to hold their music, video, documents, fourteen toolbars, and every bit of dross software they can get their hands on. So they'll be better off with a 500GB/1TB 2.5" drive, and will pick their laptop accordingly.

    Apple as ever, has just made the decision for them, and decided that they aren't going to store anything on their laptops. But then Apple knows best, so who are they to argue?

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    Re: News - New MacBook Air torn asunder

    Well, they bought into Apple telling them what to do - thats probably part of the attraction itself
    Kalniel: "Nice review Tarinder - would it be possible to get a picture of the case when the components are installed (with the side off obviously)?"
    CAT-THE-FIFTH: "The Antec 300 is a case which has an understated and clean appearance which many people like. Not everyone is into e-peen looking computers which look like a cross between the imagination of a hyperactive 10 year old and a Frog."
    TKPeters: "Off to AVForum better Deal - £20+Vat for Free Shipping @ Scan"
    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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    Re: News - New MacBook Air torn asunder

    seems with all apple product at the moment its a case of 'Ohh thats really nice, but i cant get one because [fill in missing vital requirement]'

    I dont understand why they cant just make stuff right, with all the things that a normal person would want.

    Makes it all the more frustrating when they start to gain market share as people are using them regardless of their downfalls, then the mass of users just sit and complain about how it cant do exactly what they want it too. People are stupid!

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    Re: News - New MacBook Air torn asunder

    Quote Originally Posted by snootyjim View Post
    Take your average consumer, and they'll buy a laptop and use it as their sole computer. It needs to hold their music, video, documents, fourteen toolbars, and every bit of dross software they can get their hands on. So they'll be better off with a 500GB/1TB 2.5" drive, and will pick their laptop accordingly.
    I wonder what's 'average' though. I am an utter space hog, but my immediate family (parents, brother, sister) aren't (15GB to a lot under 100GB including bloat that come with laptop). If you aren't storing a library of music or video, you'll need tens of thousand pictures from a P&S camera to even fill 100GB.

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    Re: News - New MacBook Air torn asunder

    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    seems with all apple product at the moment its a case of 'Ohh thats really nice, but i cant get one because [fill in missing vital requirement]'
    Then clearly, your requirements are wrong.

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    Re: News - New MacBook Air torn asunder

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve View Post
    Then clearly, your requirements are wrong.
    Id say the requirement for more than a few GB of storage is fair. Whats the point in an uber slim netbook type thing if you have to carry around an external drive aswell?

    iPad and iPhone are similar, they look good and i would like to use somthing similar but they just dont quite have it. iPhone is terrible as an actual phone due to its reception and the iPads runs iOS so flash sites are a no no.

    I think you are the only person to ever suggest, 'Apples products are not the problem, its your requirements which are the problem'

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    Re: News - New MacBook Air torn asunder

    As I'm a known Apple hater I'd have thought you'd have picked up on my sarcasm in my post I guess it is early...

    Shame I'm typing this on a MacBook though... Been using it for three weeks and I still hate it. Woo, solidarity.

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    Re: News - New MacBook Air torn asunder

    aaaah i do apologise. My eyes have not yet completely opened yet so im gunna play the 'its early card' too

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    Re: News - New MacBook Air torn asunder

    Quote Originally Posted by TooNice View Post
    I wonder what's 'average' though. I am an utter space hog, but my immediate family (parents, brother, sister) aren't (15GB to a lot under 100GB including bloat that come with laptop). If you aren't storing a library of music or video, you'll need tens of thousand pictures from a P&S camera to even fill 100GB.
    I agree, to a large extent. But then, they've probably got Office 2003, Office 2007, Office 2010, Norton, McAfee, Sims 1, Sims 2, Sims 3, and 11 different photo-editing applications as well

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    Re: News - New MacBook Air torn asunder

    Flash has been in existence for so long. Apple wasn't the first. 64Gb for a 11 inch laptop for £849. Wow.

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    Re: News - New MacBook Air torn asunder

    Of course, this is a chap from Seagate complaining. They concentrate on storage that magically becomes 0Gb for no apparent reason

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