Steve Jobs recently announced the new MacBook Air, which I’m sure you’ve heard about it by now. So thin it can fit into an envelope, it certainly is “thinnovative” as some ads have declared. Very cool, sleek, durable, and light, allowing for easy travel. However, what do we give up to be able to carry around a laptop in an envelope? Why would anyone ever carry around a laptop in an envelope?
My biggest pet peeve with the “thinnovative” product? Minimal amount of ports (only one USB), and no disc drive. Apple‘s solution? Well, with the wireless capabilities of the MacBook Air, you can “borrow” the disc drive of a nearby computer when you need to install software from a CD or watch a DVD. Or, you can purchase a separate disc drive to connect to the MacBook Air.
So, you’re saying I need to either buy another computer or a disc drive in order to get the full experience of this Mac, when I’m already paying $3,000? No thanks. I’ll stick to my $1000, five pound computer with a built in disc drive.
So, is the MacBook Air worth the hefty price tag?