Hey MacBook Air Lovers....

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  1. chemicalviper

    chemicalviper OT Supporter

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    Hope it don't ever need replacement part or repair... EVER

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    The MacBook Air is an amazing piece of hardware. It's iPod sexy, but there's an iPod catch. Because just like an iPod, you can't just crack it open to replace the hard drive, memory or even battery, according to the Apple employees on the Macworld floor. Obviously a slew of services and devices will fill this battery replacement gap, but just know that when Apple pitches you 5 hours of runtime with the Air, that's all you get."

    Gizmodo -
     
  2. bovine

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    That just means you can't buy a second battery to lengthen the time between chargings. The Air ships with max ram so you won't need to upgrade it anyway.

    This obviously doesn't mean that Apple doesn't have a process to crack it open and repair it.
     
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    Opening any manufactured computer voids the warranty, you need to take it to a licensed repair place.

    Sorry to burst your bubble, Apple is no different than Dell or Sony in that regard.
     
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    Actually, apple will let you replace the HD and Ram in MB and MBP without voiding the warranty. Thats why its so damn easy.
     
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    Except that upgrading the HD in a MBP voids the warranty :o


    You have to open the entire case
     
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    Really? I know MB HD is right behind the battery, I thought it was the same in the MBP :dunno:
     
  8. KM

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    EVER?
     
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    I like the design of the MBA. I Belive other designer will take the design of the MBA onto the new mb and mbp. They just need to keep the super drive in tact
     
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  12. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    :rofl: @ at the price of the upgrade for the processor and for the solid state flash memory.


    looking at that is the first time i've ever literally said "fuck you" to apple about something.
     
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    Yep. It's really easy on the MB, but the pro has the hard drive under the left palm rest next to the trackpad. Although it's not really like they would be able to tell if you dropped the old drive back in :o
     
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    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    :werd: i replaced the hd in my powerbook (under everything) and you cant even tell i did it
     
  15. chemicalviper

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    Well with a very MAX time of 5 hours, and thats pushing it says some rumors. Thats a bit of pain I would think. :jerkit:
     
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    :dunno: It's the same price when you buy an SSD drive in an Alienware PC/Laptop. New tech is expensive, son. Don't you guys remember when the first (36 gig) 10k rpm hard drives came out for $500 :rofl: ?
     
  17. MAD PUNK inDC

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    biggest complaint I have about it is the cost, and the fact that it doesn't have firewire. No firewire means that guys like me who would love a more portable solution for mobile audio, are left out.
     
  18. Raider007

    Raider007 om nom nom nom

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    when I got my ibook new, it's battery life was 4.5 hours...
    with brand new battery tech, tiny hard drive, no optical drive, LED screen and scaled down CPU, 5 hours shouldn't be a problem...
     
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    I'm guessing we'll eventually see rechargeable battery packs that will piggyback through the power port.
     
  20. Raider007

    Raider007 om nom nom nom

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    for those complaining about the cost/specs lets do a quick comparison

    Sony TZ Series (the standard)
    price: $1800 (link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834117565)
    1.06 Ghz C2D
    802.11n
    1 gig ram
    100 gig drive
    11.1" LCD display
    2xUSD 1x Firewire
    Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR

    Now look at the Air
    $1800
    1.6 Ghz C2D
    802.11n
    2 gig ram (standard & max)
    80 gig drive
    13.3" LED display
    1x USB
    Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR

    if you want to talk about SSD:
    the cheapest Sony on newegg with 2 gigs of ram/32gig SSD drive running at 1.2 ghz is $2700 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834117571)

    Also, looking on newegg.com the lowest price Samsung 32 gig 1.8" SSD drive is $400, the lowest priced 2.5" 128 gig drive is $3000, and as we all know, Flash/SSD drive prices go up the more capacity it has, so even low balling a 64 gig drive at $1500 is good...

    so i'm not exactly sure what you people are complaining about the price for? obviously this system is not for you or your needs. this is an ultra portable, not just a notebook. apparently you've never priced an ultra portable before :o
     
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  21. Pitt

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    who is this aimed at anyways?
    :o

    it's just not worth it to me. :hsd:
     
  22. Raider007

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    business travelers...
     
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    CarRamRod The schnozzberries taste like schnozzberries.

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    Check out the Fujitsu Q2010, that little guy is expensive too, and it's way slow compared to this thing. It was hitting the $2500 mark. I got one in my office ;)
     
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    Clearly not aimed at you. :o
     
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    people who aren't physically capable of hefting the enormous weight of a 15" MBP.
     

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