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Jun 17, 2009, 11:28 AM
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jav6454
Jun 17, 2009, 01:12 PM
A nice little tidbit. Apple Remote can wait for me.

Tifosi Red
Jun 17, 2009, 01:28 PM
A welcome little addition.

What's in the box (http://www.apple.com/uk/macbookair/specs.html)

That Rev C just keeps getting more tempting...

Tif

ajcfreak
Jun 17, 2009, 01:36 PM
I've always felt that the Apple Remote doesn't make sense in a portable computer - I mean, you're sitting right at it. I agree, it's pretty cool and easy to navigate et al... but the USB ethernet adapter is sure a goodie.

Why isn't Apple making more noise about this nice gesture from their side? I wonder.

bex753
Jun 17, 2009, 04:18 PM
Why isn't Apple making more noise about this nice gesture from their side? I wonder.

Maybe because it should have a built in NIC

Kilamite
Jun 17, 2009, 05:10 PM
I've always felt that the Apple Remote doesn't make sense in a portable computer - I mean, you're sitting right at it. I agree, it's pretty cool and easy to navigate et al... but the USB ethernet adapter is sure a goodie.

You're quite narrow minded..

How about hooking it up to a tele, a bigger monitor, or just playing music and wanting to skip a song while you do something.

Demosthenes X
Jun 17, 2009, 08:02 PM
You're quite narrow minded..

How about hooking it up to a tele, a bigger monitor, or just playing music and wanting to skip a song while you do something.

Quick Tunes is a way easier - and free - utility to do just that. I love it. Besides that, don't all new Apple notebooks have media keys?

aaquib
Jun 17, 2009, 08:11 PM
Quick Tunes is a way easier - and free - utility to do just that. I love it. Besides that, don't all new Apple notebooks have media keys?

Yes they do, but if your notebook is hooked up to a larger display, you'd be sitting further back. Why go through all the hassle of getting up and using the media keys if you could have a simple remote to do it while on your couch?

elppa
Jun 18, 2009, 01:56 AM
Is it gigabit ethernet like the rest of the line, or slower?

Kilamite
Jun 18, 2009, 05:40 AM
Quick Tunes is a way easier - and free - utility to do just that. I love it. Besides that, don't all new Apple notebooks have media keys?

I meant if you were across the room.

blackhand1001
Jun 18, 2009, 07:11 AM
Is it gigabit ethernet like the rest of the line, or slower?
Its not gigabit. USB only supports up to 480mbps so i am guessing its 100mbps ethernet.

Scarlet Fever
Jun 18, 2009, 07:21 AM
I would have preferred a MiniDP-VGA or DVI adapter, but meh.

niuniu
Jun 18, 2009, 07:24 AM
I have a remote, used it once then put in a drawer to never be seen again..

Tenebrous
Jun 18, 2009, 08:33 AM
What we have here is another epic logical fail. Because you, as an individual, or you, as a member of a small community, want part A or B, you reason that Apple should do it. However, that makes zero business sense. Can you imagine how 90% of Air users would feel if they got a remote with their computer? They'd look at it and say, "Well, uhm, ok, that's nice, I think." The vast majority of the target audience doesn't need a remote. Case closed.

eldervovichka
Jun 18, 2009, 01:19 PM
I love using the Apple Remote, works great for Keynotes and Powerpoints. I do lots of training and play training videos from my MacBook. I can pause and start from anywhere in the classroom!

Jeff

STSNorthstar
Jun 18, 2009, 01:26 PM
I use the apple remote that came with my mini for powerpoint presentations when teaching with my macbook. its easier than holding a mouse

nagromme
Jun 18, 2009, 01:41 PM
The Apple Remote is great--and it works with EyeTV (and now even Hulu) too!

It's one reason I got an iMac instead of a Mac Pro, in fact.

And I do use it with my Air as well, when running media to a TV (rare) or when playing music (common).

QuarterSwede
Jun 20, 2009, 11:17 AM
I have a remote, used it once then put in a drawer to never be seen again..
Download Hulu Desktop and you'll love the remote.

windywoo
Jun 20, 2009, 02:29 PM
What we have here is another epic logical fail. Because you, as an individual, or you, as a member of a small community, want part A or B, you reason that Apple should do it. However, that makes zero business sense. Can you imagine how 90% of Air users would feel if they got a remote with their computer? They'd look at it and say, "Well, uhm, ok, that's nice, I think." The vast majority of the target audience doesn't need a remote. Case closed.

What we have here is another epic logical fail. This poster assumes, without doing any survey or even asking a few Air users what they think, that he knows the opinions of 90% of Air users.