Air is in my future

Did someone say “world’s thinnest laptop?” I’m ordering one.

Damn you Steve Jobs. I wonder if I can get it by the weekend? If I can, I’ll take it to Davos.

Lots of details are coming. Steve Jobs just pulled one out of a manila envelope on stage.

The pictures are unreal. Go to MacRumorsLive.com to see the photos.

UPDATE: Drat, ships in two weeks. $1,799, but this will be the computer to run my new venture.

116 thoughts on “Air is in my future

  1. COOL MACBOOK AIR WITH SSD DRIVES I AM GETING MINE WITH THE SSD DRIVE I WICHED THAT MORE SSD COMPUTERS GET OUT IN THE COMPUTER STORES.

  2. COOL MACBOOK AIR WITH SSD DRIVES I AM GETING MINE WITH THE SSD DRIVE I WICHED THAT MORE SSD COMPUTERS GET OUT IN THE COMPUTER STORES.

  3. The whole issue about the lack of removal battery is a non-issue (mostly). If 5 hours is a true 5 hours, then it is a non-issue. Here’s why, you can no longer take a spare battery on a airplane (unless checked), so you don’t get to use it on board, which is 90% the place you need it. Moreover, if you don’t check it, you don’t have it at your destination. Please let Apple’s 5 hours be a real 5 hours, then I will be happy!

  4. The whole issue about the lack of removal battery is a non-issue (mostly). If 5 hours is a true 5 hours, then it is a non-issue. Here’s why, you can no longer take a spare battery on a airplane (unless checked), so you don’t get to use it on board, which is 90% the place you need it. Moreover, if you don’t check it, you don’t have it at your destination. Please let Apple’s 5 hours be a real 5 hours, then I will be happy!

  5. Completely useless in Australia as we have mobile broadband that requires either an expresscard slot, mobile phone over bluetooth as modem, or USB dongle. The expresscard slot is the only convenient solution. Hanging a USB dongle off an ultraportable is just plain stupid and annoying.

    A mobile computer without the internet is entirely useless. Oh yeah.. there are wifi hotspots.. in some places.. if you are lucky.

    Not to mention it has a small, slow, mechanical drive as default. If they fixed those two things it would be good, but as it stands, it is a useless POS for rich people who have no lives and find the only thing they look forward too is using a new gadget to fill the void.

  6. Completely useless in Australia as we have mobile broadband that requires either an expresscard slot, mobile phone over bluetooth as modem, or USB dongle. The expresscard slot is the only convenient solution. Hanging a USB dongle off an ultraportable is just plain stupid and annoying.

    A mobile computer without the internet is entirely useless. Oh yeah.. there are wifi hotspots.. in some places.. if you are lucky.

    Not to mention it has a small, slow, mechanical drive as default. If they fixed those two things it would be good, but as it stands, it is a useless POS for rich people who have no lives and find the only thing they look forward too is using a new gadget to fill the void.

  7. It’s got the great 1.0 asthetic that Apple has nailed down over the years, but IMO the limitations and lack of uniqueness (superthin laptops are already out there) detract from the “Wow” factor. I personally was expecting a tablet PC from them (call it an iPhone on steroids or a real version of MS Haiku)

  8. It’s got the great 1.0 asthetic that Apple has nailed down over the years, but IMO the limitations and lack of uniqueness (superthin laptops are already out there) detract from the “Wow” factor. I personally was expecting a tablet PC from them (call it an iPhone on steroids or a real version of MS Haiku)

  9. Tosh, the Cube had real problems though.

    Provided the Air doesn’t have any significant problems, then it’s just up to whether it satisfies its market niche.

    But actually, the cynic in me expects there will be issues. :)

  10. Tosh, the Cube had real problems though.

    Provided the Air doesn’t have any significant problems, then it’s just up to whether it satisfies its market niche.

    But actually, the cynic in me expects there will be issues. :)

  11. @Chris H

    Somewhat contradicting my above post, this Air thing actually reminds me of the Mac Cube, which at the time was the epitome of form over function, and was a massive failure.

  12. @Chris H

    Somewhat contradicting my above post, this Air thing actually reminds me of the Mac Cube, which at the time was the epitome of form over function, and was a massive failure.

  13. The Air is a waste of money objectively speaking, but Apple makes big money catering to those with lots of disposable income that buy anything blessed by Jobs. Scoble is a great example of this, as he buys anything and everything Apple regardless of whether he needs it or not. Must be nice for Apple to be able to put out mediocre products and get the sycophants to pony up the big cash just to be hip and to get a status symbol.

    I’d rather get a Ferrari as a status symbol, but that’s just me.

  14. The Air is a waste of money objectively speaking, but Apple makes big money catering to those with lots of disposable income that buy anything blessed by Jobs. Scoble is a great example of this, as he buys anything and everything Apple regardless of whether he needs it or not. Must be nice for Apple to be able to put out mediocre products and get the sycophants to pony up the big cash just to be hip and to get a status symbol.

    I’d rather get a Ferrari as a status symbol, but that’s just me.

  15. This sounds all so familiar.

    The doomsayers.

    We heard it when the iPod came out – too expensive, too limited. Would *never* succeed.

    And then there was no shortage of people twelve months ago lambasting Apple for the iPhone.

    Someone needs to start a website called “You were wrong” where they collect all these comments by folks who think they’re the experts, and then show how wrong they turned out to be.

    BTW I’m, the expert at being wrong. I was very dubious about the iPhone 12 months ago too.

  16. This sounds all so familiar.

    The doomsayers.

    We heard it when the iPod came out – too expensive, too limited. Would *never* succeed.

    And then there was no shortage of people twelve months ago lambasting Apple for the iPhone.

    Someone needs to start a website called “You were wrong” where they collect all these comments by folks who think they’re the experts, and then show how wrong they turned out to be.

    BTW I’m, the expert at being wrong. I was very dubious about the iPhone 12 months ago too.

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