Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Breaking news

Or rather, news worth breaking my break for...not that I'll be buying one of these, I don't have $1800 to spend!

MacBook Air

A guided tour of the MacBook Air...by John, Apple's employee who looks the most like Steve Jobs.

Watch the commercial...

...then watch the music video for the song in the commercial:

New Soul ~Yael Naim

And all you PC users... I hear the scoffing! :) What do you have to say about the new MacBook??


Rebecca said...

I want to get a laptop sometime in the next couple of years, but I don't know if I want a Mac or a PC. The Macs I've used are set up in a confusing way, but maybe they aren't all that way...and maybe I'd like it once I figured out how it works. But if I figure it out and then don't like it, I'll be stuck with the "wrong" computer...

Uncle Jim said...

Let's see... it has a measly 80GB hard drive and no optical drive whatsoever. (Yeah, you can add an external one, but that's so tacky!)

It looks like a neat way to watch those downloadable movies that Steve wants to sell, but I wonder if it's really all that smart to aim such an expensive product at a market that doesn't exist yet.

Apple hasn't made a laptop yet that didn't have some sort of heat or battery-related issues. This little critter isn't going to have much room for the CPU and memory to breath cool air, yet it's probably going to be run for longer periods of time than most business or general-purpose laptops.

Btw, don't get the wrong impression - a PC-compatible laptop of the same general layout would probably have similar limitations (and probably wouldn't be near as chic).

Natalie said...

Rebecca, you can come visit and try using my computer for awhile before you buy one! ;) I think a lot of it is what you're used to, anything can take a while to get used to if you've been using something different for a long time. I would say that it seems to me that Macs are more intuitive (it seems logical to do _____ to accomplish what you want.) Like the pinching and spreading your fingers to enlarge a picture in iPhoto on this new one. I don't know...maybe it's just what works for my brain! :D

Uncle Jim,
yeah, the hard drive is small, and the lack of optical drive not the most convenient. I would say that this couldn't be used as a main computer, but if a businessman wanted a laptop that's super-portable, to take easily on business trips and to meetings, it would be fine. And some since some people actually have enough money to go buy an Apple laptop to "hold them over the weekend while their main computer is being fixed", more power to them, and this might be the sort of thing that they would get. (And yes, someone actually said that!)

The possibility of overheating and battery problems isn't a good thing, and one reason that even if I wanted and could afford one of these, I think I'd wait a while to see what problems it will have!

I think the movies work on all computers, since it's an iTunes thing.

Natalie said...

a PC-compatible laptop of the same general layout would probably have similar limitations (and probably wouldn't be near as chic)

Yeah, but the Dell Inspirons do come in neat colors! :D