Macbook Air: The World's Thinnest Notebook

Macbook Air: The World's Thinnest Notebook

Jan 15, 2008

It's really thin, so thin that it fit's inside an envelope. So, yes Apple, you have our attention with the Macbook Air.

The thin, lightweight, yet extremely capable machine that Apple launched today proves to set a standard in portable devices. The obvious question, how did they do it? Well, they got Intel to redesign the Core 2 processor for them, shrinking it by 60%. They've left out an optical drive, but have you given you ways to gain access to a CD/DVD drive if you need to. The Macbook Air has two storage solutions, a standard 80GB hard drive version, which retails for $1799, and a pricier 64GB solid state device retailing for over $3000.

Yes, it's really portable, but how does that translate to its use in our home? The overwhelming criticism we keep hearing is, well for only a few hundred dollars more, I could get a much more equipped machine. But, we can't help but emphasize the form factor, this thing is small and extremely capable, and with a few additional devices, could be a powerful and flexible machine for your home.

What do you think of the new addition to Apple's laptop line? We love the new, slim design, and would love to add it to our home. But, we wonder after the luster wears off and the price tag sinks in, if we'll still be in awe.

Images: Courtesy of Apple.

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