Here’s the post from notebookreview.com: http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=208611
Hah, I figured Nokrev would be on this as soon as possible. Anyway, essentially it’s a stripped down version of the macbook… Kinda pointless in my opinion.
The Apple MacBook Air has the following specs:[LIST]
13.3" Widescreen LED Backlit (1280 x 800)
Intel Core 2 Duo 1.6GHz and 1.5GHz (4MB L2 cache, 800MHz frontside bus)
1.8" 80GB HD (same type in iPod) or 64GB SSD option
2GB RAM (667MHz DDR2 SDRAM)
Intel X3100 graphics
1 USB 2.0 port, Micro-DVI, Audio out (analog)
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
iSight camera built-in
37 watt-hour lithium-polymer battery
No optical drive built-in, but SuperDrive accessory available for $99
Dimensions: 12.8" wide, 8.94" deep, and 0.16" to 0.76" thin
Weight: 3.0 lbs (1.36 kg)
$1,799 price point[/LIST]
Here’s my beef with it:
- It costs almost as much as a base MBP, and way over a standard Macbook…Why would anyone pay that much for something that can fit in a manila envelope lol?
- It still weighs 3 pounds even for being that thing…I expected that to weigh much less
- No Removable battery + iPod Harddrive = Fail Period
- 1 USB port… also = fail
- I’m really beginning to hate the design Apple has going with its notebooks. Rounded Corners, nah, no thanks.
- No upgradable Parts by user…everything’s soldered in!
- 4800 RPM harddrive! What the heck, that’s ancient!
Essentially, I don’t think there’s a point to this device as all it does is be thing…and why do I care whether my notebook is either .16" or 1.33"? It’s not like I’m going to be carrying my notebook around in my binder anytime soon.
Here’s some cool things I thought about it:
- Multi-touch thingy on the touchpad… kind of a gimmick, but still cool
- The fact that a notebook can be this thin! Amazing, but pointless…to me this really serves only as a proof of concept
- Nice to have modern (core 2 duo) CPUs, 2 gigs of RAM, and even a X3100 GPU. That’s pretty amazing how that fits
- Back-lit keyboard, never really needed one, but still cool
So, I don’t see how this can really compete in the “ultra” portable laptop category when it’s price is that high compared to a Asus EEE, or even a Dell M1330! I’ll stick with my Asus F8, U6, U3 series, and my (imaginary) M1330.