Why NOT to buy a MacBook Air

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by shoulin333, Jan 15, 2008.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    More expensive than MacBook &....


    -Same size screen
    -slower, smaller reg HDD / expensive smaller SSD
    -Slower processor
    -lack of optical drive
    -about same battery life
    -could have 1st gen problems
    -more expensive


    you will be paying for the coolness factor.... i mean what is 1"? just buy MacBook for now


    Screw what i said before... i fell in love .. even bought the 3k model :( ohh wife is gunna hate me lol
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    Its basically an Ipod grafted into a macbook, the 12" G4 powerbook was cool this is garbage.
     
  3. macrumors 68020

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    The computer you're typing from works fine?
     
  4. macrumors 65816

    MIDI_EVIL

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    No speakers either?
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

    ^squirrel^

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    Complete tosh, i wont be buying that!
     
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    rogersmj

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    While I'm not personally going to buy an Air, that's possibly the strangest statement I've seen in awhile. How the hell is this an iPod grafted into a MacBook? This thing runs full OS X...it's a REAL computer. It's not a fraking iPod.

    If the 12" powerbook was cool, why is the Air garbage? It's a small, compact, light machine. If someone wants a really small laptop, this is it. I fail to see why it's so bad. You always pay for thinness.
     
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    thechidz

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    my sentiment exactly. I will be waiting for a more powerful mbp thank you. This is designed for the Paris Hilton's of the world to tote along with their Chihuahuas :p
     
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    thechidz

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    I say why not just get an iphone? It has more functionality than this thing and runs full osx?
     
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    jnc

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    Get out. For real?
     
  10. macrumors regular

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    Why not buy one?
    Grossly over priced
    horrible macbook style keyboard
    very poor battery life
    poor performance
    untested new model
     
  11. macrumors regular

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    rogersmj

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    You're kidding, right? The iPhone DOESN'T run full OS X. It runs a variant of OS X. How in bloody hell does an iPhone have more functionality than a full computer? I can't do real word processing or web development on an iPhone, nor can I even look at web sites with Flash on them, or prepare a presentation, or any number of things.

    What is with you people?
     
  13. macrumors newbie

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    Somehow I get the feeling that that drop-down port door will soon get broke.
     
  14. macrumors regular

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    The 12" had firewire, usb, dvd built in, and despite not not being thin it was very mobile.1 usb2 port is a joke, its bad enough that for all the coolness Apple seems to bring to the table as of late, it sacrifices form over function.Besides with Apples QC of late it will probably melt.

    I have been an avid Apple fan since the IIe too, so i am no trolling
     
  15. macrumors 6502

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    Only one USB port. That reduces the functionality for me. No optical drive.

    Shrug. I see it as underpowered, but useful for some.

    Tom
     
  16. macrumors member

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    ya this was a major disappointment for me. its not practical. sure its small but it is almost useless if your doing anything past mail and websurfing.
     
  17. macrumors 68020

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    Thank you.
     
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    MIDI_EVIL

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    Doesn't seem like it.

    I watched the intro video, nowhere to be seen. I can't see them in any images either.
     
  19. macrumors 6502a

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    Really no speakers???? :eek::eek:
     
  20. macrumors 6502

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    id rather stick with the macbook FAT.at least you dont go without.
     
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    chilipie

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    Don't worry :)
     
  22. macrumors regular

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    No dedicated graphic chipset in MBA but I'm really don't care about MB or MBA, I only care about MBP.

    I think that MBA isn't for games, it is really great for mobile and daily use, such as email, safari, watch downloaded video or so.

    MBA's HDD use ATA, should call IDE? lol...

    Also, no FireWire port too.
     
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    MadGoat

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    It has a mono speaker built in.
     
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    Domofloge

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    I am utterly amazed that Apple would produce a laptop that has no speakers!!!!!!!!!!! For how much Apple as prided themselves on being at the forfront of music and such.. WOW. Also, only one USB port?? What were they thinking??

    The Macbook Air is all about the FLASH!! :mad:
     
  25. macrumors member

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    Macbook Air

    Did I read specs correctly, it says integrated battery, I assume this mean that you cannot change the battery and have a fully charged spare to swap wen needed! That would be bad. Please tell me a misread the information provided by Apple!
     

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