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Monday, January 21, 2008

Why I didn't buy Macbook Air for my make money online projects

Why I didn't buy Macbook Air for my make money online projectsThe Macbook Air is only a couple of hours old (to you and me, at least), and only a handful of people have even seen one, so let's pick apart its flaws! Just kidding. This post is meant to point out certain aspects of the little machine that may not be immediately obvious.

1. No user-replacable battery. Not the end of the world, for sure, but a nuisance, especially as your battery's life drops to four hours, then three, then ... (but that's a few years away, right?). Shades of the user-inaccessible iPhone battery commotion here.

2. Recessed USB slot will hinder certain peripherals. Prepare for a cottage industry of adapters to appear (much like those for the iPhone's headphone jack). Plus, there's only one -- expect small, streamlined & white USB hubs to appear soon.

3. No Firewire port. Forget uploading digital video from a camera, or using those spiffy Firewire external hard drives.
Now, we're not ripping the MacBook Air apart here, just pointing out a few details you'll want to keep in mind if you plan to use it as your primary machine. Speaking of which, don't you love how the curved bottom makes it appear to be floating?


Anonymous said...

There also is no dvd/cd drive on the Macbook Air. Personally, that's enough for me right there.

Pardon me for wanting to watch my own dvd's instead of shelling out more money to Apple to buy movies off I-Tunes.... c'mon.

Anonymous said...

The battery IS user replaceable. That's been a known fact for weeks now.

Anonymous said...

Ur retarded

Nikki said...

come on don't you want a laptop that you can snap in half if you get pissed off enough?? I know I do!?

Anonymous said...

I think you'll be surprised at how strong the case is. Go to a store now that they are out and hold one. Its a pretty amazing feeling, compared to the blocky bricky laptops of olde.

Anonymous said...

^^ Thanks Steve Jobs :)

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