If Apple releases Net-book at MW 09 will you buy?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by McGilli, Dec 26, 2008.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    Ok MBA owners....

    If Apple releases a 'net-book' - which is basically a miniature version of a MBA at Macworld in January - who will buy one? And what would it need to have, and at what price to make you consider you buying it (since we paid mucho $ for our MBA'a)
     
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    I don't have a Macbook air, but as an iPhone owner, I wouldn't buy one. Too much overlap in functionality (for my uses at least.)
     
  3. macrumors 68000

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    I would not buy one. I think they are just pointless, I'd rather have a fully featured computer instead, I think apple hit the nail on head with the Air and it's best your going to get.
     
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    Ironic

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    Maybe or a iPhone nano as ATT has 3G iphones for 99 bucks ;)
     
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    bunit

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    I would consider one if it was around $400 dollars. Just would be neat to have and that is what other net-books are going for.:apple:
     
  6. macrumors 6502a

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    Nope, not going to happen. The iPhone is Apple's netbook. I may be wrong, but I dont think so.
     
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    aaquib

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    Under $600, yes.

    But knowing Apple, it's not happening. Especially at $600.
     
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    NoSmokingBandit

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    LMAO! Since when is the air considered "full featured"?
     
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    tubbymac

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    Apple won't release a netbook at MW09 and no I wouldn't buy it. After going through a lot of notebooks, screen size does matter. 8 inch is way too small, 10 is cramped, 11 starts getting useable, 12 is almost comfortable, and 13 is the sweet spot.
     
  10. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I feel that Apple has really cut itself off with the MBA crowd. We pay a lot of $ for a slim, 'with less features' notebook - and then someone like me that also paid $300 for an iPhone will have a hard time paying much more for a computer. (i find the iphone to be a great 'small computer')

    But I would pay $700 for a 8" mac net-book.
     
  11. macrumors 68000

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    Compared to a netbook sure, It's only missing a few ports not a big deal to some people. At least it has a decent screen size and a full sized backlight keyboard.
     
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    zer0tails

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    Well, Apple could always lose the macbook air if it wanted to, just like the G4 cube.
     
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    Cynicalone

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    I don't see this happening. And really I would rather just use my Air. Now if Apple want's to make a Mac Tablet I might be interested.
     
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    I definitely would, and I would give it to the War Department...:p
     
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    NoSmokingBandit

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    You said you would rather have a full featured computer than a netbook, so what does the Air have that a netbook wouldnt, other than size related things such as the screen/keyboard?
    The netbook would essentially be an Air with a smaller screen, but you say the air has more features :confused::confused:
     
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    nope7308

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    I agree 110%

    Besides, from Apple's perspective, I just don't think the juice is worth the squeeze. That is, I don't know if the netbook market is presently large enough to warrant Apple's interest, time, and money. It would be difficult for Apple to market themselves as a 'premium' computer in a market that's characterized by 'budget' computers.
     
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    fteoath64

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    Not a Netbook. The AIR does a wonderful job already. But iTablet (no keyboard, BYO wireless keyboard), full bluetooth implementation A2DP and superb audio recording capability, 120GB sata HD, 8 inch or 10 inch model, 7 hours battery life. This will complement my AIR and iPhone (I need RJ45 Ethernet jack). :(
     
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    This is what I want:

    MacTablet

    13.3" multitouch screen
    MacBook Air internals
    No ODD
    slab format (none of this rotating screen crap)
    MagSafe, 2 USB, Audio in/out

    $1,999

    And there is no possible way that Apple will release anything that even remotely looks like a MacTablet at MacWorld.
     
  19. macrumors newbie

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    Not for me

    No netbook for me, I need something with Brains and Brawn - like my MBP! :D

    I would like to see apple make one tho, just to show how good :apple: are!
    Apple rules!!!
     
  20. macrumors 68000

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    Such as a more powerful processor a better GPU, More ram a larger hard drive. LED Screen, Aluminum case, Backlight keyboard. Should I continue?

    I think that was a ridiculous question because you know apple isn't going to give you all the Airs features at such a low price tag.
     
  21. macrumors newbie

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    LOW PRICE TAG? haha, that made my day. Apple would not release any netbook in demand with a low price tag!!!:D
     
  22. macrumors 68000

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    Then it wouldn't be a netbook would it? Nebooks are cheap, that's why they were made a cheap small computer to use for simple tasks.
     
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    No, netbooks are small. An Apple netbook conforming to the size and hardware of current netbooks would be around twice as much and still be called a netbook by Apple and the media.
     
  24. macrumors 68000

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    Read the Definition. If apple made a small computer it wouldn't be a netbook it would something totally different, thats what I'm trying to say! They won't make a netbook EVER! if they want a small computer the will make one but not cheap and with more features.
     
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    no. I'm already compromised with power as it is using my Macbook. It's a niche market to be sure... maybe it would be for students who just need something small to take notes in class.
     

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