Apple Macbook Air Notebook Announced

Last modified on January 15th, 2008

Apple just announced an ultra-think notebook computer called the Air.

Photo by Gnackgnackgranck on Flickr

Looks pretty cool, but it doesn’t have a DVD drive, and is sealed shut like a big iPod. Based on my experiences with my Macbook Pro and Leopard, I think I’m definitely pulling myself out of the “early-adopter” crowd with Apple and waiting a while this round to see what happens.

8 responses to “Apple Macbook Air Notebook Announced”

  1. John says:

    When mine arrives, I’ll bring it over 😉

    Way more than I wanted to pay but couldn’t resist.

  2. Duane Storey says:

    Yah… I mean, it’s the same speed as a Macbook and is missing a DVD drive, but is somehow $500 more? I guess you pay for coolness.

  3. John says:

    It’s like Aero chocolate bars…you pay for the bubbles made of air.

  4. Rebecca says:

    you should watch that youtube video from MadTV about how apple comes out with a new thing EACH year and it’s always smaller and everyone’s always gotta keep up 😛

  5. Tawcan says:

    I don’t like the fact that the RAM and battery are soldered in. Also there’s no ethernet port.

    I like the idea of no DVD drive, but I’m not sure how well this Remote CD ROM thing will work.

  6. Duane Storey says:

    I rarely use my laptop for watching movies, so having an external DVD drive isn’t really a big deal for me. But not being able to pop in a repair disk or a DVD at will does seem like it might be a bit limiting for people.

  7. Jason says:

    I think fluffy bought one at MacWorld yesterday. We’ll have to wait and see what he thinks.

  8. Dale says:

    I think I will eventually get it. Remote Disc looks good enough for me on an N network. I really desire the form factor and 3lb weight. It’s also Apple’s most environmentally friendly offering, which I am in support of.

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