Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Cool Technology of the Week - Special Edition


A few minutes ago, Steve Jobs announced the Apple Macbook Air

1.6Ghz Core Duo, 2 Gig RAM, 13.3 inch widescreen, 5 hour battery life, .16-.76 inch thick, 3 pounds, 802.11n + Bluetooth 2.1/EDR, 45 Watt MagSafe, 1 USB 2.0 port, Micro-DVI, Audio Out, aluminum case, LED Backlighting, multi-touch trackpad, no mercury or lead, $1799

This is the machine I've been waiting for. I'll be retiring my other machines soon.

5 comments:

Matthew said...

I was really hoping for some updates to Leopard, but that still might be in the cards for this Macworld week.

I was a total PC guy for the longest, with a lot of dabbling in Linux (even did my internship at IBM at AMEX helping to keep up a linux testing environment)....Anyways, I'm now a total Apple Fanboy in all respects.

I bought the macbook in October, and its been great helping me while im in school finishing up my MHA.

Bought the iPhone a couple of weeks ago, and love it to no end.

When I'm done paying student loans, I will be looking at a laptop like this. That won't be for a while though.

Trevor said...

What about the machine have you been waiting for? Other than the clear advantages of weight and size reduction? SSD drive option maybe?

Dave B said...

My biggest quam is that the battery is not user-accessible. I have a 15" aluminum PowerBook (pre-Intel) and I'm about to burn out my 2nd battery since I bought it in March of 2005.
Give me a 160GB HDD (which exists in the 1.8” form factor), a 2+GHz processor, and if the battery can be replaced by an Apple Certified Technician (as opposed to sending it to Cupertino) , then it will be my impending replacement for my PowerBook this Spring.

John Halamka said...

My blog entry on Friday will be a thorough analysis of this machine. My requirements are for durability, ultraportability, and easy of use, which this machien offers.

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