Love for MacBookAir grows

Mitch Kapor's new MacBookAir gets passed around

Everyone I meet who has a MacBook Air loves them. I agree with Daring Fireball that Apple might have a hit on its hands, but it’ll take a while to happen. More people need to see it face-to-face. Ponzi, Chris Pirillo’s wife, is over here with hers and now I think there are two of them in our future. Sigh. Steve Jobs wins again.

Yesterday I was at the Metaverse Summit where Mitch Kapor was passing his around. Notice the smiles as people pick it up for the first time.

66 thoughts on “Love for MacBookAir grows

  1. If you think that the communication device you have is the best then you are yet to see this . Its great and amazing the features and functions are outstanding , it is better seen and than ANY . the New MacBook Air & New MacBook Pros is Apple’s newest 13.3″ ultra-thin notebook, World’s Thinnest Notebook, offering cutting edge design in a remarkably thin package. models now available with Intel’s newest generation of Core 2 Duo processors in Gold colour.

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  2. If you think that the communication device you have is the best then you are yet to see this . Its great and amazing the features and functions are outstanding , it is better seen and than ANY . the New MacBook Air & New MacBook Pros is Apple’s newest 13.3″ ultra-thin notebook, World’s Thinnest Notebook, offering cutting edge design in a remarkably thin package. models now available with Intel’s newest generation of Core 2 Duo processors in Gold colour.

    If you are serious and need to lay your hand on it then feel free to inform via wagnerk13@yahoo.com

  3. I know I’m repeatng a lot of what has already been said, but I figured I would chime in anyway.

    It all boils down to the right tool for the right job. If the Air isn’t the tool for you, move on to something else that is. That doesn’t make it a bad laptop. If you keep adding stuff to it, it’s just another MacBook.

    The Air is my first foray into the Apple world. I was looking for a new personal laptop and looked at Dell, IBM, Sony, etc. etc.

    When I looked at everything I did with my laptops I realized that I didn’t really need multiple ports and I never use my optical drive (download shows from the Tivo, install apps remotely, use flash drives extensively). Although, I will admit it would be nice to have an extra battery for those international flights. But, that’s not a show stopper.

    Once I took a good look at my true needs, and not trying to make my laptop a desktop replacement, the Air fit in nicely.

    I’ve had it a few weeks now using it at home, on the road, and in my office, and it is great. I’ve edited photo’s to send to family and friends, I can connect into my office and run my business apps, and do just about everything else I need to do.

    I’m glad I made the jump to a Mac and the Air. It’s meeting my needs very nicely. Now if I could only learn all the ins and outs of the OS like I do with Windows. It will come with time I’m sure. ;-)

  4. I know I’m repeatng a lot of what has already been said, but I figured I would chime in anyway.

    It all boils down to the right tool for the right job. If the Air isn’t the tool for you, move on to something else that is. That doesn’t make it a bad laptop. If you keep adding stuff to it, it’s just another MacBook.

    The Air is my first foray into the Apple world. I was looking for a new personal laptop and looked at Dell, IBM, Sony, etc. etc.

    When I looked at everything I did with my laptops I realized that I didn’t really need multiple ports and I never use my optical drive (download shows from the Tivo, install apps remotely, use flash drives extensively). Although, I will admit it would be nice to have an extra battery for those international flights. But, that’s not a show stopper.

    Once I took a good look at my true needs, and not trying to make my laptop a desktop replacement, the Air fit in nicely.

    I’ve had it a few weeks now using it at home, on the road, and in my office, and it is great. I’ve edited photo’s to send to family and friends, I can connect into my office and run my business apps, and do just about everything else I need to do.

    I’m glad I made the jump to a Mac and the Air. It’s meeting my needs very nicely. Now if I could only learn all the ins and outs of the OS like I do with Windows. It will come with time I’m sure. ;-)

  5. “Problem is, people are so narrow-minded, thinking Apple computers are the only quality sold computers left.”

    When one knows something to be true, it does make it rather difficult to NOT be narrow-minded.

    “You want me to believe the Earth is flat? But I know it to be round! I’m afraid I just can’t believe the Earth is flat”

    “SHEEZ you’re narrow-minded!”

  6. “Problem is, people are so narrow-minded, thinking Apple computers are the only quality sold computers left.”

    When one knows something to be true, it does make it rather difficult to NOT be narrow-minded.

    “You want me to believe the Earth is flat? But I know it to be round! I’m afraid I just can’t believe the Earth is flat”

    “SHEEZ you’re narrow-minded!”

  7. I got a smile the first time I picked up a Vaio. Since then, Apple has pretty much copied some of their features with an Apple twist.

    Problem is, people are so narrow-minded, thinking Apple computers are the only quality sold computers left.

  8. I got a smile the first time I picked up a Vaio. Since then, Apple has pretty much copied some of their features with an Apple twist.

    Problem is, people are so narrow-minded, thinking Apple computers are the only quality sold computers left.

  9. I have to admit. I thought, with the economic downturn, the sales for this elegantly designed, dysfunctional toy would be like the Cube. But then I saw it, held it, opened and closed it in the Apple store just today. Uh-oh. It may still die the death, but it is so beautiful, such a triumph of industrial design, that I’m looking around my bank accounts, and I hope I can find the moolah. Oh, you can get faster, maybe better, but the pure eroticism of THIN is remarkable.

  10. I have to admit. I thought, with the economic downturn, the sales for this elegantly designed, dysfunctional toy would be like the Cube. But then I saw it, held it, opened and closed it in the Apple store just today. Uh-oh. It may still die the death, but it is so beautiful, such a triumph of industrial design, that I’m looking around my bank accounts, and I hope I can find the moolah. Oh, you can get faster, maybe better, but the pure eroticism of THIN is remarkable.

  11. I loved my MacBook Air for the five days I had it. Unfortunately, that unit had problems. (A pre-update installation of Leopard that Migration Assistant and Remote Disc did not work with and a keyboard backlight that blew the second day I had it.) I await the arrival of my replacement MacBook Air. It was in Anchorage as of Friday. But, the previous one went from Anchorage to North Carolina to Indianapolis and then back to the Pacific Northwest, arriving days later than it could have.

    I had the same break into smiles experience when people asked to hold the MacBook Air. Now, they ask after mine as if it were a new baby.

    One of the cool things I have not seen mentioned online is that bluetooth file transfers between the Air and another Mac work perfectly. If you are just sending a few documents or some MP3s you can use bluetooth and not bother with Ethernet or your Wi-Fi network. This is the only time I’ve got much functionality out of bluetooth in this way, including with Palm devices.

    My new setup will be iPhone/MacBook Air/MacBook Pro. I will sell my PowerBook G4.

  12. I loved my MacBook Air for the five days I had it. Unfortunately, that unit had problems. (A pre-update installation of Leopard that Migration Assistant and Remote Disc did not work with and a keyboard backlight that blew the second day I had it.) I await the arrival of my replacement MacBook Air. It was in Anchorage as of Friday. But, the previous one went from Anchorage to North Carolina to Indianapolis and then back to the Pacific Northwest, arriving days later than it could have.

    I had the same break into smiles experience when people asked to hold the MacBook Air. Now, they ask after mine as if it were a new baby.

    One of the cool things I have not seen mentioned online is that bluetooth file transfers between the Air and another Mac work perfectly. If you are just sending a few documents or some MP3s you can use bluetooth and not bother with Ethernet or your Wi-Fi network. This is the only time I’ve got much functionality out of bluetooth in this way, including with Palm devices.

    My new setup will be iPhone/MacBook Air/MacBook Pro. I will sell my PowerBook G4.

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