The white macbook was my first mac, there was no Macbook Air when i got it, given the choice i think most people would buy the Air, i know i would have.I just noticed this myself on the apple site and did a double take. I really think the MB had a real place for those that wanted a Mac but didn't need all the bells and whistles and had a limited budget - like seniors who want their first computer or first mac.
It had a real place for some people and now I suspect those with a limited budget considering the move to Mac may just pass. A 11" just doesn't cut it for us older folks with poor eyes.
The basic MB for $899 or even $799 would help those on the fence with standard needs convert to Mac or get their first computer - NO more
They still sell it, it became the 13" Macbook Pro, prior to that there where only 15" and 17" Macbook Pros.I have been a life-long PC / Windows user who bought his first Mac in 2009. I bought a Macbook from my local Apple store. At the time, I didn't know that the Aluminum Macbook I bought was going to end up being "rare." I really like my unibody Macbook now and never understood why they only offered it for a very short period.
Then why not just call the air, macbook?Wishful thinking, RIP MacBook, 2006 - 2011