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Old 01-15-2008, 03:52 PM   #1
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New aluminum jewel .. who's going to be first?

Ok, who's going to be first to get the new Apple "Macbookair." Even comes in an aluminum shell with a polishing cloth! No mention of the "Icyclo" option yet though.
Oh, I want one bad!
Apple - MacBook Air - Guided Tour

Don't need a video rental store anymore when you're out in the boonies or at the local KOA, just fireup your wifi and grab a movie to rent too from iTunes. Maybe I will buy a Mac Mini for the trailer and hook it to a flatscreen.

Twinky, you out there?

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Old 01-15-2008, 04:05 PM   #2
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Oh my gosh! If I'm spending that kind of money, it better have wheels
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Old 01-15-2008, 04:12 PM   #3
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Wheels Stephanie? Or fins I'm sure!

I'll only pop when it comes out in midnight sun. I want to leave the door unlocked so nobody has to break in. Then they can't find the 'puter because it looks just like any other cushion.
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Old 01-15-2008, 04:22 PM   #4
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Old 01-15-2008, 06:37 PM   #5
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been wanting a MacBookPro to go with this MacMini... the MacBookAir... hmmm... too cool... One note, running a MacMini from 12 takes a bit of effort, there is no Apple supplied 12DC adapter (they are available, just not from Apple) that my justification for a MadBookPro.
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Old 01-15-2008, 09:08 PM   #6
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Mac is better than the Gates-O-Matic, but I don't think it's 3X better. I just got a really good notebook with just about everything I could want for a third that price.
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Old 01-16-2008, 12:51 PM   #7
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I have a Macbook Pro that I use at home and on the road. I just got it last year, so there are no upgrade plans in my future. I just wanted to note what a pleasure I've found the computer is to use. I honestly believe there is no better home computer unless you need to run specialized applications. It's just amazing how all the applications work with each other to make tasks easy. Such a pleasure to use.
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Old 01-16-2008, 01:01 PM   #8
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macs, streams, a mentality

went to my local "RV" dealer yesterday to get a new dump valve and was engaged by a salesmen who tried his tired ole "let's dis on the Cult of Airstream" routine. he wanted to sell me a new SOB for $299 down and $179 a month. for eternity or some such time frame. I had to laugh at that. I paid $4K for my '69 Safari.

"yeah, those airstream people will go park out in a field somewhere next to a campground just because they can, etc. etc.." he seemed really disappointed that we didn't all have 38" flat-screen tv's mounted into our rigs hooked up to 600 megawatt service like the majority of his "rigs".

I could see right off it would be a waste of breath to try and explain..

"it's just a different mentality" I said. this thread reminds me that the world of Macintosh is much the same. yes, they cost more. yes, they work better. yes, they are elegant. yes, they last longer. did I mention they cost more?

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I have three sitting right here in my studio that aren't going away anytime soon...

once you go mac you never go back ;-)
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With three at home and two at the office, I'm thinking of changing my name to MacFshr. I started computing on a IIgs in 1988, if that's what you called it back then, and have always enjoyed the Mac environment.

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Old 01-16-2008, 03:04 PM   #10
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My sentiments exactly. I'm on the desktop, looking at two laptops - both operational. They need upgrading to a newer OS, but don't have the memory needed and it can't be added. Looks like I'll be forced to buy an iphone when I retire in may so I can connect thru att while on the road. By the way, I donated my old IIGS to a boys home and took a nice write off on my taxes.
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Old 01-16-2008, 04:12 PM   #11
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I think I will just stick to the VHS's and a Big Mac.
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Wonder what they mean by "super fragile?" Chance for rear end separation? We can fix that with elephant ears! See the Gizmodo hands-on review with lots of pics.
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I stayed up late the other night to watch the replay of Steve Job's presentation. That Mac Air is one sweet machine although I probably wouldn't consider it as my one and only laptop. My Macbook Pro is so better suited for that job.

One of the bigger things to consider if you are hot on this machine is the fact that the battery pack is not a user replacable item. From what I understand it's more Ipod like in that a store or service center will have to do the replacement for you.

As one who has been a PC user for many many years, the Mac is really a breath of fresh air.

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No built in 3G or WiMax so I'll wait until (June/July?) for at least the SSD to get bigger or cheaper.
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