My Disappointments in the Macbook Air

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dmb3886, Feb 10, 2008.

  1. dmb3886 macrumors regular

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    A walked in the apple store today hoping to admire the sexiness of the macbook air, but was unfortunately enormously disappointed. It couldn't have been there for more than a week, and every one i looked at the top (ie when lid is closed) had a scratched and faded finish. I couldn't believe it, it was ugly and repulsive.

    Tinkering with the interwebz, , when i went to tap the click button let's just say, "I missed". I hit the touchpad...and this didn't happen once but multiple times. That annoyed me, because I saw what they were trying to do with making the pad bigger...but it was clearly too small. When you clicked it too it just felt ackward. I don't know if one is able to get used to it or not but you know.

    Closing the air, it also felt way too flimsy and light. I get the air thing, but that's just overkill. It is ideal for the nice tiny sexy little woman wanting a fashion accessory i admit, but its not a mans machine. And the magnetic closing was NOT GOOD, YOU DO NOT WANT IT. It felt like if u put it in ur bag, any pressure would open it up. The old latch system on the pro was bad too, but they should just put a redesigned latch in the new MBP, cuz im sure that magnetic latch will fail eventually and its not good to begin with.

    Be clairvoyant and ull see, its not gonna sell good and will flop. It is not worth 1799, especially since u need another computer to use with it anyway. 1000 tops

    I DID LIKE a couple things though. The three finger scroll back/forward between pages thing was handy. For me personally, the black keyboard is for the win aesthetically wise. If they put the same keyboard in the pro, but "deeper in" and a little more "cushiony" then i'd be happy with it on the new pro im gonna buy. The tapered edges also were thumbs up.
     
  2. wwwdotcomdotnet macrumors member

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  3. dmb3886 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Not really i didnt mean it in a sexist way, and oops will be posted in air forum
     
  4. Steve Jobs=God macrumors 6502

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    Have you thought that the reason it was scratched and faded was because lots of other people came in to play with it just like you did?
     
  5. Hankster macrumors 68020

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    ...do you know how many people have screwed around with those laptops? Depending on the location of the store probably over 500,000. Seriously, do you think ANY store models are in good condition??? I saw one at a home last night and it was amazing - perfect condition. Also, it's not meant to be a main computer. Therefore, it's not for you :) I already know four people who have bought them and it's not their main, it's their second or maybe third one. The MBA isn't make for everyone, it doesn't make it a bad computer...just not for you.

    You can't judge a computer by a scratched up store model, well...at least not a real judgement.
     
  6. dmb3886 thread starter macrumors regular

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    It was in their a week or 2, it shouldve been in better condition especially if apple was gonna have people use it for *blank* years
     
  7. Flyer0815 macrumors 6502

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    The new MBA's are being handled, groped and touched almost all day by hundreds of people each day. It is expected that they would get a bit dirty.
    My MBA is still in pristine condition and I truly believe it is one of the best Apple products Ive ever bought. I think you need to own one in order to get the true experience. You cant base your impressions off of a manhandled retail display.
     

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