Better than Air or where apple should be going?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Fonzijr1964, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. Fonzijr1964 macrumors 68000

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    I just got an update about sony at CES and i saw this: http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?sssdmh=dm11.118245&catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&categoryId=8198552921644608896&XID=E:CESsupport_010809:pseries

    Seems like a good product. I am assuming it runs on a 1.33 Ghz intel Atom which is not up to par with the MBA and its 1.6 or 1.86 INtel C2D but everything else but the OS seems to beat it (size i mean come on it is just a keyboard)

    I understand it s a net book but y had apple not grassed us with this beautiful and functional design.
     
  2. glitch44 macrumors 65816

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    i feel like these are like apples and oranges. this is a netbook whereas the Air is not. the Air has a full keyboard and should be compared to other full size keyboards-- the Dell Adamo, the new MSI, etc.
     
  3. stevo8 macrumors 6502

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    well if windows 7 turns out to be everything its cracked up to be I might pick one of those up but I wouldnt dare run it on vista.
     
  4. Fonzijr1964 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I just feel apple could do this but all appley and cool
     
  5. fifthroot macrumors member

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    Yep, that's a netbook. "Apples" and oranges, my friend.
     
  6. Fonzijr1964 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I just think this is what the Air should be
     
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    I use my MacBook Air a lot, I can tell you that this would get much less use, even if it was an Apple product and ran OS X.
     
  8. justit macrumors 6502a

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    could? they did this a year ago. If its wasn't for the MBA we wouldn't know the word Adamo. :rolleyes:
     
  9. Fonzijr1964 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yes but this thing has 3G and it will fit in your jacket pocket.

    The Air is great, i have on i use for school, i just feel if apple made this it could be like an iPhone pro or a bigger iPhone with a keyboard that cool do all the iPhone stuff but with more power or maybe run full OS X with a Front Row style or iPhone style interface for quick access or GPS and Phone. I Air is great for what it is but all in all its just a thin macbook that costs twice as much. I would much rather pay $1000 bucks for something i could uses all the time Than $2500 for something i have to sit down to use just like every other Laptop but oh its thin in the front but just as thick as every other thin computer in the back
     
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    The Sony is cute. The Air is SexY. :) I prefer to have sexy.
     
  11. Fonzijr1964 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    True but couldn't apple make this sexy?
     
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    Ok, my iPhone has 3G as well and i could just use that as it will fit in my actual pocket. I just couldn't see myself using something that small as a computer when I have my phone for anything quick and my Air for if I want to browse for a while. And you could just buy a refurbished Rev A MacBook Air for $1000, so it's the same price as the Sony netbook. The reason why I like the Air is because it has all the features of a laptop but remains extremely portable and with the iPhone I think it is the perfect combo.
     
  13. glitch44 macrumors 65816

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    it looks like a PDA to me. i like the Air because of the full screen and the full sized keyboard. i can't do the work i do on a tiny keyboard. it's an interesting novelty but i wouldn't get anything meaningful done on it.
     
  14. Fonzijr1964 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I like novelty
     
  15. glitch44 macrumors 65816

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    Yah?
     
  16. ascender macrumors 68000

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    The whole netbook thing has passed me by. Maybe i'm in the minority, but if I go to an office or clients, I'll take my laptop. If I'm out and about, I have my iPhone. Back at the house I have my iMac and when I'm lounging around I have a laptop. I don't want a screen smaller than a Macbook or MBA when I'm browsing the web and doing emails at home or a smaller keyboard and form factor, I like having a good size of screen for browsing the web in particular. When I'm out I don't want to carry anything bigger than a PDA or iPhone as I don't see the point. I'm on the move and I just want the basics - emails and be able to get info from the web.

    Maybe its just me.
     
  17. coupdetat macrumors 6502

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    Vista isn't so bad that Windows 7 is going to be such a huge revelation. All this drama about Vista is getting lame.
     
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    Having tried smaller screens before and finding the screens, keyboards, and trackpads too small I'm with Jobs on this one and feel that 13 inches is the best size. The Macbook Air is about the smallest thing I could use comfortably.

    I think Apple should skip the netbook thing entirely and just surprise us with a tablet or something else. Netbooks just are too cramped for big hands.
     
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