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Old Jan 15, 2008, 12:40 PM   #1
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Macbook Air website is online

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Old Jan 15, 2008, 12:41 PM   #2
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Old Jan 15, 2008, 12:48 PM   #3
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too thin, too expensive....time to get a discounted macbook now though
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Old Jan 15, 2008, 12:59 PM   #4
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Anyone else notice that the PC in the guided tour was using XP, rather than Vista?
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Old Jan 15, 2008, 01:00 PM   #5
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rip firewire.
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Old Jan 15, 2008, 01:02 PM   #6
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rip firewire.
Yeah, I noticed that. Sucks.
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Old Jan 15, 2008, 01:04 PM   #7
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Hrmm I wonder if its going to support target disk mode via USB 2.0, since we have no FireWire.
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Old Jan 15, 2008, 01:13 PM   #8
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also, no apple remote included in the box according to tech specs. but there seems to be an IR port. interesting.
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Old Jan 15, 2008, 01:26 PM   #9
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Just realized something, um...interesting:

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Your MacBook Air comes standard with a Parallel ATA (PATA) 4200-rpm hard drive. Or you can choose a solid-state drive that delivers faster performance and greater durability.
Ok Apple......****ING PATA? What is this, 2006? Is there any justification for this? I get that 4200RPM wouldn't even make use of SATA's speeds, but this seems like an extremely strange thing to backtrack on.
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Old Jan 15, 2008, 01:37 PM   #10
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Ok Apple......****ING PATA? What is this, 2006? Is there any justification for this? I get that 4200RPM wouldn't even make use of SATA's speeds, but this seems like an extremely strange thing to backtrack on.
Well it's a 1.8" drive, most likely the same being used in current iPods…maybe PATA is the only kind available?
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Old Jan 15, 2008, 01:43 PM   #11
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Well it's a 1.8" drive, most likely the same being used in current iPods…maybe PATA is the only kind available?
Yeah, that's probably true.

Edit: So what happens in the event that your OSX install gets totally hosed somehow and you don't have the external drive? Would it be likely that the drive sharing feature is also in the firmware?

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also, no apple remote included in the box according to tech specs. but there seems to be an IR port. interesting.
Apple remote is an option at $20. $20 seems to be the currency equivalent of "go **** yourself" at this point.
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Yeah, that's probably true.

Edit: So what happens in the event that your OSX install gets totally hosed somehow and you don't have the external drive? Would it be likely that the drive sharing feature is also in the firmware?
They announced a software solution that will allow sharing a optical drive on another Mac - presumably something like target disk mode over USB
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Old Jan 15, 2008, 02:20 PM   #14
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simply not worht the money. with a few hundered more u can get a mbp or spend less and still get an awesome macbook
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Apple remote is an option at $20. $20 seems to be the currency equivalent of "go **** yourself" at this point.
That seems to be on the money.
It's weird that this machine has an IR port but no remote. The Apple remote must cost virutally nothing to manufacture. Why is it missing?
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