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russtic
Feb 1, 2008, 02:12 AM
Any news?

Meadowhall Sheffield - Has said Monday.

(still hopeful for Sat)



MacRumorUser
Feb 1, 2008, 03:11 AM
I'm in Ireland. Was considering just flying over to either Manchester or London on Monday to buy one if my order hasn't shipped. Both Regent Street Store and the one in Manchester both told me on the phone Mon or Tuesday but on a first come / first serve basis.

The problem is I don't want to fly over purely on the 'off' chance they may have them in and they may still have stock by the time I get there. .... :(

Let us know if they have them in - in Sheffy on Monday if you can please, I may fly to Doncaster/Sheffield Airport instead and head to Meadowhall.

Cheers.

scharf10
Feb 1, 2008, 04:33 AM
I'm in Ireland. Was considering just flying over to either Manchester or London on Monday to buy one if my order hasn't shipped. Both Regent Street Store and the one in Manchester both told me on the phone Mon or Tuesday but on a first come / first serve basis.

The problem is I don't want to fly over purely on the 'off' chance they may have them in and they may still have stock by the time I get there. .... :(

Let us know if they have them in - in Sheffy on Monday if you can please, I may fly to Doncaster/Sheffield Airport instead and head to Meadowhall.

Cheers.

Does anyone think the Glasgow store has any chance of getting them?

I'm about a 1 and a half hour drive from there, so obviously wouldn't wanna go to find out there was none. Does anyone live close at all that could find out, or give them a phone or something. I would call them, but i'm at work just now so can't really do it.

Thanks.

russtic
Feb 1, 2008, 10:10 AM
juust rung none yet -soon better be my online order is march

Patchwork
Feb 1, 2008, 02:16 PM
I popped into the Manchester (Trafford Centre) store at lunchtime today and they thought early next week was the likely time they would have the MBA. They did say they hadn't been given a definitive date though.

neiltc13
Feb 1, 2008, 04:55 PM
I would be shocked to find that there is any sort of demand for this thing. 1199 is ridiculous and certainly well above what most people pay for notebooks much more powerful than MBA here.

russtic
Feb 1, 2008, 05:01 PM
I would be shocked to find that there is any sort of demand for this thing. 1199 is ridiculous and certainly well above what most people pay for notebooks much more powerful than MBA here.

If you want the size you will be willing to pay the premium. Plus it is not that expensive compared to most of the other sub notebooks. Personally I am seriously looking forward to mine.

neiltc13
Feb 1, 2008, 05:05 PM
If you want the size you will be willing to pay the premium. Plus it is not that expensive compared to most of the other sub notebooks. Personally I am seriously looking forward to mine.

It's the same width and depth as a MacBook, which is drastically faster, has double the USB ports, firewire, a superdrive and a much bigger hard drive for less money. My point with this thing has always been that if you have a MacBook right now, you won't get a MacBook Air into a smaller bag because it's only thinnner, not smaller.

It's not a subnotebook, it's a thin notebook. You can go into a store right now and get a MacBook.

netdog
Feb 1, 2008, 05:06 PM
I would be shocked to find that there is any sort of demand for this thing. 1199 is ridiculous and certainly well above what most people pay for notebooks much more powerful than MBA here.

Well, be prepared to be shocked. I actually think that even the 2000 machine is going to sell very well.

russtic
Feb 1, 2008, 05:10 PM
well I am writing this on a black macbook c2d 2GB, HDD160GB.

I have never used firewire or more than one usb, I have never used the optical drive away from home and am currently only using 43GB of the hdd.

I do however carry a briefcase and computer bag, I look forward to slipping the air in with my other papers and leaving the computer bag at home

neiltc13
Feb 1, 2008, 05:15 PM
well I am writing this on a black macbook c2d 2GB, HDD160GB.

I have never used firewire or more than one usb, I have never used the optical drive away from home and am currently only using 43GB of the hdd.

I do however carry a briefcase and computer bag, I look forward to slipping the air in with my other papers and leaving the computer bag at home

Sounds like what you actually really wanted was a better briefcase.

russtic
Feb 1, 2008, 05:17 PM
Sounds like what you actually really wanted was a better briefcase.

lol!

it also nice and shiny and will go with my new merc.....






I wish .. the merc that is

russtic
Feb 4, 2008, 11:44 AM
Meadowhall now saying end of the week :(