Should we buy an MBA Jjust because is thinner and newer?We get better perf. ON MB!!

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by joemarioz, Jan 19, 2008.

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    joemarioz

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    In my opinion I think we should not follow tecnology in newest...oldest we should follow best performance.....less performance,guys the macbook air is 700 dls. more than an macbook which performs better!:apple:
     
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    You pay more for subnotebooks because the technology inside them costs more to make: it has smaller core 2 duo chips than regular C2D ones. If you don't need an ultra-slim laptop, go for the MB. If thickness matters to you, you will have to dish out the extra $500 or so. Up to you.
     
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    Why should I buy a MBA only because it has better tecnology!, I mean yes, the chpset was reduced by 60 percent But why do i need a reduced chipset why would i spend 700 dollars more for a smaller chipset with less performance!
     
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    Because it's small. Didn't you read anything? :rolleyes:
     
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    I'm not sure a lot of people will. Especially considering it's foot print is LARGER than the MacBook. (wider and deeper)
     
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    I agree, which is why I said thickness. I guess the selling point for the MacBook Air is the Thickness alone :apple:
     
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    Yeah...

    You're obviously not the market Apple is trying to capture with this. It's REALLY light, it looks way cool and it performs decently.

    What two groups do I think will lust after this?

    Females and the gay population.

    Call me sexist or prejudice or whatever...but I bet both the ladies and any gay man will agree with me.
     
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    Well, I am neither female, nor gay...but I would like it simply for the weight reduction. I tote my computer around all day everyday and anything that reduces my burden would be great. But, unfortunately, I cannot step up to the plate financially right now...but I think its a great product should it turn out to be fairly durable...:)
     
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    Lol, I can see all the straight men who ordered one cringing at that comment. :rolleyes:
     
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    Wow...

    feminine doesn't necessarily mean gay, and vice versa.
    I'd never buy a macbook air, unless i traveled a lot for work or something like that.
     
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    Yes, he apparently forgot about those of us (include male heterosexuals) who travel.
     
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    Too simplistic...

    I'd like to just point out that performance is not simply measured in floating point calculations where a portable computer is concerned. A more holistic approach, though more subjective, might also consider how well the computer performs in the environment in which it is used, for example, as a desktop video editor, business travel, or mobile photography. Each of these requires different performance and a different form factor. You cannot reduce a product to its processor's ability.
     
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    Does perf. mean performance? Why not write it out? Did you forget how to spell it?
     
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    Oh certainly. I'm just awake all night filled with anxiety about it. In fact, appleretailguy's analysis makes me think I should cancel my wimpy MBA and opt for a nice 17" MBP and a few extra batteries, just so I can show the world how manly I really am. :cool:
     
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    I didn't mean ONLY females and the gay population.

    I suppose I wasn't clear with my point.
     
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    Not sure why people are confused. Smaller tech has always cost more. A smaller hd with the same capacity as a larger hd is going to cost more than the larger one.


    Also the MacBook Air footprint is the same as the MacBook.
     
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    Yeah...my point was misunderstood then or I did a bad job of explaining it.
     
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    I think a lot of people are dismissing the thickness, weight, and appearance as if they aren't features. They might not be features everyone needs, but I am confident the market is there for the MBA.

    As hard as it might be to believe, there really are a lot of people who don't need the fastest processor, hard disk, or firewire. There are even a lot that will base the purchase on appearance alone.
     
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    hahahahaha...

    Funny.

    I wasn't insinuating that the MBA was ONLY a female/gay purchase.

    I was trying to imply that some people buy laptops for reasons other than pure performance, namely looks, functionality, size and weight.

    If I had a desktop I'd already have ordered my MBA, and I fit into neither of the groups I mentioned.
     
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    I definitely like to be on top of tech advancement. The whole custom chip smaller than ever before is very attractive to me. Just like with Desktops, back in my windows days. I'd always go with the smaller stuff, so I didn't have a huge flippin tower.
     
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    Straight male here. Before I bought an iMac, I used a 12 inch PB as my only computer. Now I use the Powerbook in the same way I would use an MBA if I could afford one. It's a small, light notebook that I use on the couch while watching election returns, or while traveling, or to take notes in class, or whatever. It's still a pretty sexy looking computer, but I don't give a damn. What's important is that it is light, small, and can access the internet, type documents, watch movies, and so forth. The MBA is meant to be a secondary computer. Anything that requires any sort of extensive processing is meant to be done on the user's primary system. But the fact that it's sexy is a plus.
     
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    feAtures features features that's all we need guys the MBA doesnt even have front row!!
     
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    I'd be a perfect example of someone who doesn't use Front Row, so I don't need it on my MBA.
     
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    dude,try writing more than 50 characters in the title amd you will see!
     
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    it all depends on what type of work you like to do imo
     

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