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« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2008, 09:21:37 AM »

That is a disgusting amount of money for a poor broadband service.
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« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2008, 04:56:58 PM »

Do you have knowledge of an actual crack jasonh1234?

http://vistasucks.wordpress.com/2007/11/15/hacker-put-macs-os-x-on-asus-windows-alternative-pc/
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« Reply #17 on: February 11, 2008, 06:35:55 PM »

Thanks for the link jasonh1234 but I am S2M to get away from the need to continually tweak and tease machines to perform at their absolute best.

It is a pity Apple have not seen fit to introduce an inexpensive Mac to entice people into the fold. The fact that it could also act as a stand by machine would be a bonus.
Perhaps the rumoured Mini Tablet, a sort of large iPod touch running Leopard, provided it costs less than the current Mac Mini would fit the bill?

IMHO the Asus EEe PC is a little too light on specification to make the effort worthwhile.
Very interesting set of articles none the less, are you setting out to CIY Grin
 
I will leave these guys to enjoy themselves whilst I go on my chosen route Wink.
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« Reply #18 on: February 12, 2008, 02:52:02 AM »

I agree with StanTheMan, having to constantly tweak and patch a PC to run OS X takes away from the true Mac experience...
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« Reply #19 on: February 12, 2008, 02:55:57 AM »

To get back on track with amac's the MacBook Air was clearly not designed as a performance machine. IMHO the following should not be the sole reason of acquiring one, but it does show that skinny Mac does have some guts:

MacWorld Re: PC World: MacBook Air runs Windows medium-fast
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« Reply #20 on: February 12, 2008, 07:11:34 PM »

I just got my Macworld in the mail, and its got an Air on the cover. It's like porn.
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« Reply #21 on: February 12, 2008, 07:20:25 PM »

Absolutely right VanG sleek, sensual, sexy and so cooooool CoolShocked 
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« Reply #22 on: February 13, 2008, 03:14:20 AM »

Mac Porn...
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« Reply #23 on: February 13, 2008, 04:55:30 PM »

A 'niche' market product interesting but lacking sales? Macbook Air is apparently Top Seller in both the US and UK Apple Stores and Amazon are ranking it on their sales list.

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Sales of the MacBook Air have apparently disappointed a number of Apple resellers, despite evidence that the super-thin laptop is selling well.

A report by Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster says that interest in the machine is not matched by sales. Resellers told Munster that the thin laptop is too expensive and a niche product.

"Customers are more curious, but less willing to buy the MacBook Air than they were the original MacBook," Munster wrote in a note to investors, comparing a small number of resellers' sales of Apple's new Mac with early sales of the considerably cheaper and very differently specced MacBook.

"The people that are interested in it are not interested in buying it," one reseller said, though that does not wholly reflect the evidence that Munster has gathered.

"Resellers indicate that sales of the MacBook Air have been additive to their overall Mac sales in the quarter," Munster wrote. "The MacBook Air addresses the need for mobility unlike any other Mac, and as such we believe it is not cannibalising sales of other Mac laptops."

Of course only Apple knows exactly how many Airs are selling, as it has a large part of the Mac market through its retail and online stores, and only Apple knows if sales are disappointing, assuming that it has set any targets. As things stand, the MacBook Air is the top seller on both the UK and US online stores and ninth on Amazon.com's bestseller list.
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« Reply #24 on: February 13, 2008, 05:00:43 PM »

Want one but can't afford it? Roll up and try your luck:

MacWorld UK: Competition to win MacBook Air + Bento  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #25 on: February 14, 2008, 08:18:23 AM »

MacBook Air, claimed to be, first UK Review by PC Pro rather than their sister Magazine Mac User. The Link will become broken a s fresh news is added. The article was published on14th Feb 2008 and so the link functions at the time of posting:

PCpro: UK's first review: MacBook Air

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« Reply #26 on: February 14, 2008, 12:36:54 PM »

Here is the permanent link:
http://www.pcpro.co.uk/reviews/166131/apple-macbook-air.html

Interesting Article! As many people have said, the MacBook Air is not for everyone.
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« Reply #27 on: February 15, 2008, 12:27:54 PM »

If you ask me, the MBA was a MAJOR mis-step for apple especially when companies like Lenovo are coming out with similar items with more features on it.

But I'll take the glass is half full approach and say this.

It's ahead of it's time and the 2nd generation of this is bound to hook me. I think it's really got potential.
solid state is awesome
the drive sharing software is nice as well.
Just add the optical drive and a couple more USB ports and I'll be happy.
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« Reply #28 on: February 23, 2008, 05:09:03 AM »

Two more items on the MBA:

MacWorld USA: MBA Tests one month on + SSD Model

TechOn: Rivals Strip Down a MBA

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« Reply #29 on: February 23, 2008, 02:17:43 PM »

It's true, I have no love for the MBA, but I do have respect for it!

To take a MBA and rip it open like that!!!  Angry

Is it not bad enough that it was slapped for not having the DVD drive bundled, or it's lack of power, and hard drive space.

Some people go to extremes because that is the only way to find a flaw. The money they spent on that MBA would have been better off being given as a donation to charity, or sending a food parcel to a village of starving African children, or medical supplies. I find that lack of respect disgusting.  Angry Angry Angry Angry
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