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Apple address potential issues before most consumers get their hands on the MacBook Air

When Apple announced the MacBook Air, Apple fans were ready to whip out their wallets right then to get their hands on the thin notebook. Apple’s latest darling is just now arriving into the hands of eager customers and the company has several notices on its website to address some issues users may see when their Air goes into service.

Apple says that users should never migrate if source or target machines are on battery power. Apple suggests that you use a wired connection for migration for better performance which would mean Air users will need a USB to LAN adapter. Other tips include not letting your source computer go to sleep and if you have to use wireless connections to migrate use the signal strength meter to find the best location for the transfer.

Apple has also acknowledged an issue with some third-party headphones not fitting into the MacBook Air headphone jack because part of the headphone connector won’t fit into the port hatch. Apple says use a third-party headphone adapter to extend the audio connection outside of the port hatch.

MacBook Air owners looking to dual boot Windows with Boot Camp need to be aware that you can’t install Windows with Remote Disc; it must be done with an external USB drive. Apple also says you may need to update your router firmware to get Remote Disc, Migration or Remote Install to work.

The MacBook Air may also see a reduced transfer rate when paired to multiple Bluetooth devices when using AirPort. Apple says to solve this problem you should connect to a 5GHz 802.11 network rather than a 2.4GHz one. AirPort base station users should select a different channel and try optimizing the reception. Turing Bluetooth off or turning off unused Bluetooth devices may speed wireless performance as well.

These same tricks can help wireless performance if you are using an external display that puts out radio-frequency interference.

Apple says that the installation media shipped with the MacBook Air is only designed for the Air and won’t work on any other computers. The installer prevents the software from being installed on another Mac system. When restoring your Air you can’t use other system software either.



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Geez
By CRimer76 on 2/6/2008 1:26:00 PM , Rating: 5
Anything else?




RE: Geez
By Combatcolin on 2/6/2008 1:34:23 PM , Rating: 4
Nice comment, made me laugh!!

Apple should really put a disclaimer on this Mac.

"product Not for geeks - You will be disapointed"


RE: Geez
By CRimer76 on 2/6/2008 1:44:53 PM , Rating: 4
Or how about this disclaimer with every one sold:

"For display purposes only"


RE: Geez
By FITCamaro on 2/6/2008 2:08:04 PM , Rating: 5
For years people have been saying that Apple could shit in a box and sell it to Apple fans. Well now they pulled one better. They farted in a box and sold it to you. So this time, you don't even have shit. You just wish you did.


RE: Geez
By UNCjigga on 2/6/2008 2:16:24 PM , Rating: 5
LOL! Well, they did name it "Air" for a reason...


RE: Geez
By InsaneGain on 2/6/08, Rating: -1
RE: Geez
By andylawcc on 2/6/2008 7:25:09 PM , Rating: 2
well deserve a 6


RE: Geez
By munim on 2/6/2008 2:07:39 PM , Rating: 5
Or they could say

"It doesn't just work"


RE: Geez
By daftrok on 2/6/2008 4:21:13 PM , Rating: 4
Indeed. Now if it was a 12" touch screen laptop with those specs and a $1499 price point...I still wouldn't get it.


RE: Geez
By daftrok on 2/17/2008 2:01:36 AM , Rating: 2
If it was $999 I'd sooo get it.


RE: Geez
By greasypole on 2/6/2008 5:28:26 PM , Rating: 2
With Apples last bout of adverts didn't they claim PC's were for geeks ? Shame the air book isn't like the rest of their line up and works 'straight out the box'.


RE: Geez
By Xerio on 2/6/2008 1:35:38 PM , Rating: 5
No kidding. I wasn't thinking about buying a MacBook Air, and now I know that I should avoid them at all costs. Design before function in not a good thing when it comes to notebooks. I don't think Apple will learn that lesson though...


RE: Geez
By phaxmohdem on 2/6/2008 1:35:52 PM , Rating: 2
Oh yeah... and one more thing. In 5 minutes this laptop will self-destruct. Have a nice day :)


RE: Geez
By Oregonian2 on 2/6/2008 1:42:31 PM , Rating: 2
Good opportunity here for comments about how "PC Like" this Apple product sounds. Maybe some clever reference to the TV Ad personalities (which to me actually favors the PC -- he seems a nice guy who'd be good to be friends with, the Apple guy to me is, uh, something else).


RE: Geez
By PB PM on 2/6/2008 1:47:09 PM , Rating: 5
Yeah, the Macbook Air is for people with air for brains. The lack of features alone is an issue.


RE: Geez
By tjr508 on 2/6/2008 3:18:52 PM , Rating: 4
Is that why you can't wait to get your hand son one?

BTW the bold headline reads "hand son"

I do agree that there is a point where laptops do get too thin and this is at just under an inch.


RE: Geez
By 67STANG on 2/6/2008 1:48:54 PM , Rating: 4
To help me fall asleep at night, I count Mac users.


RE: Geez
By Polynikes on 2/6/2008 1:49:49 PM , Rating: 2
That's quite the list, indeed.


RE: Geez
By 325hhee on 2/6/2008 1:56:25 PM , Rating: 2
Is this thing even heavy enough to be a paper weight? Looks like a good frisbee to me :)


RE: Geez
By PB PM on 2/6/2008 2:02:14 PM , Rating: 2
Well, 3 pounds is 3 pounds... so I guess it could be.


RE: Geez
By ionoxx on 2/6/2008 2:23:00 PM , Rating: 5
What were they smoking anyways when they though "Oh 1 USB port will be enough."


RE: Geez
By chrisld on 2/6/08, Rating: -1
RE: Geez
By crystal clear on 2/6/2008 8:20:43 PM , Rating: 2
Yes wait until the next upgrade to Macbook AIR with Silverthorne inside,till then time for a break !.


RE: Geez
By BigToque on 2/7/2008 12:08:47 AM , Rating: 2
I don't think I've ever seen a post with so many replies that got ratings of 5.


Already Obsolete
By Sulphademus on 2/6/2008 3:25:08 PM , Rating: 2
You cant upgrade the RAM... or anything else except maybe the harddrive (not that there is much included to be upgrading). I hope its got a solid copper base to distribute all the heat from that CPU & GPU. Standard laptops have enough trouble with that as is.




RE: Already Obsolete
By wildmannz on 2/6/2008 4:29:43 PM , Rating: 2
I agree with your title. I think it is obsolete already.
Especially since they launched with a Merom and not a Penryn.

I HAS however opened up a lot of possibilities - and I think we'll be seeing better revisions of this in the future.
I don't think this will suffer from heat problems - the gpu isn't exactly high end - and it's not a mainstream cpu either.

If someone gave me one today - the amount of these 'issues' that would affect me?
None.
I have a bluetooth mouse - and a small but very decent USB hub - quite pocketable. (but I don't often use external devices.)
It would probably be a little more pleasant than the 3yr old Toshiba laptop that I was trying to repair last night though...


RE: Already Obsolete
By TomZ on 2/6/2008 4:45:30 PM , Rating: 1
I doubt the hard driver is user-upgradable. Due to the size, it is probably mounted in such a way that it is not readily accessed through an external panel like with other laptops.


RE: Already Obsolete
By wildmannz on 2/6/2008 4:57:47 PM , Rating: 3
What's a hard driver, TomZ?


RE: Already Obsolete
By borismkv on 2/6/2008 5:57:53 PM , Rating: 5
Ask your mom.

(Sorry...couldn't help it)


RE: Already Obsolete
By bhieb on 2/6/2008 5:16:52 PM , Rating: 3
From the anandtech review it looks like you could upgrade it, but it would be a royal pain.


RE: Already Obsolete
By bhieb on 2/6/2008 5:18:15 PM , Rating: 5
Oh and how in the F do you make something that is not compatible with some headphones. HEADPHONES for sh*ts sake they have been the same for years, how do you screw that up and claim it "Just Works".


RE: Already Obsolete
By 9nails on 2/6/2008 8:19:25 PM , Rating: 4
To quote Apple, "Think different."

In this case, Apple decided to tuck the headphone port into a cramped flip-down door. As if this wasn't hassle enough, to be really stupid, they then limited the space which door can travel, put an edge tightly below the port, and finally slightly recessed the port. And, there you have it, another brilliant design by Apple!


RE: Already Obsolete
By audiomaniaca on 2/7/2008 3:09:49 AM , Rating: 2
Btw, just wondering if it comes with a headphone jack at all or if I need to plug one through usb adpater if I buy it.


RE: Already Obsolete
By HrilL on 3/3/2008 9:38:38 PM , Rating: 2
Think apple and there is your answer they did the same thing with the iPhone. I have to bring my base station to hook up a normal plug for the car. They just want you to spend more money on their crap.


Who is the target market for the Air?
By SirLucius on 2/6/2008 2:39:23 PM , Rating: 5
Who the hell is Apple targeting with the Air? All the techies I know wouldn't touch the Air with a 10-foot pole, but I don't think the majority of people would even understand half the issues listed in the article, let alone know about how to go fixing them. For a company that markets their computers as ones that "Just Work", it seems like Apple left a lot of work for the end user to get a fully functional machine. Not to mention all the add-ons and accessories you'll have to buy after shelling out at least $1800.




RE: Who is the target market for the Air?
By PB PM on 2/6/2008 2:44:07 PM , Rating: 2
My guess, is that the Air is aimed at, 1) "Cool" people who think that thin is in, 2) People who travel a lot and want a light portable machine to use along side a network drive or another machine. #2 makes the most sense to me, it would be good for a photographer for example, a single USB port to attach your camera is all you need. 80GB is not a lot of space for that, but enough to hold a few shoots.


RE: Who is the target market for the Air?
By grampaw on 2/6/2008 4:59:16 PM , Rating: 5
Wrong, Wrong, Wrong - the people who travel a lot want a small footprint, not ultra-thiness, a replaceable battery, not a built-in, and at least an Ethernet port, not wireless only. And those are just bare necessities. The MAC Air is only useful to the hard core Apple fan who thinks it is just so cool...


RE: Who is the target market for the Air?
By bhieb on 2/6/2008 5:14:44 PM , Rating: 2
Not too mention a DVD player to watch movies while in flight so you don't have to spend time ripping them.


By Hieyeck on 2/6/2008 5:33:32 PM , Rating: 2
Yhelothar Eee. 1/3rd the price too.


By BruceLeet on 2/6/2008 5:59:01 PM , Rating: 2
People like Jason Mick, boneheads that look like Steve Jobs

Im am not suprised at all by seeing Jason Mick skip out on reporting this article, I mean he's such a biased fanboy of Apple its too funny when he writes his articles.


Mac isn't for geeks, its for artists
By Nik00117 on 2/6/2008 3:01:47 PM , Rating: 1
A mac isn't for a nerd like myself and others on this board.

You tell me I can't have a DVD drive? Yea, a chance in hell that'll buy that! You tell me I have use wireless to install software? O that sounds like a great idea! Eh not! You tell me I don't get an ethernet pot? What are you mad? No seriously? You want me to have to buy an adaptor my standard PC headset? What you smoking and why ain't you pushing it along?!?! I WANT SOME! You tell me I can't use my choice of software on this thing? God damn it didn't I already tell you to give me a puff of whatever your on! O you tell me a it has a blacklight keyboard? Only shit, thats not worth 1,800 though, in fact for most of us geeks we don't look at a keyboard, unless we are looking for that hard to find key that we rarely use. You think one USB drive is enough? What if I want an external mouse when i'm at home? What if I want a external mouse when at home? O i'm SOL, well guess what you don't got my business

Tell an artist the same thing

You tell me I can't have a DVD drive? O its not a problem 80 gigs is enough! You tell me I have to use wireless to install my software? Hey its over the same air that my music is played through, so if my music is good enough for it so is my data! You want me to buy an adaptor to use my standard PC headphones? Ok, at least the thing is thin! So I don't haev a choice on software? Gee thanks man you make the decision so simple! Theres only one USB port? Ah, whats USB? THeres only one ethernernt port? I heard ethernet is old, I don't like old things.

I want the apple marketing team to work for me, I could sell a car for double it market value with wheels! Or a transmission!




By FITCamaro on 2/6/2008 4:04:06 PM , Rating: 2
"Artists" won't be buying one because they don't have any money. They're hippies who live at home and talk about how "life is a river" all day.

I kid, I kid.


By wildmannz on 2/6/2008 4:19:03 PM , Rating: 2
You mean the MacBook Air isn't for you.
No surprise - it's not for a lot of people.

You can understand that right?

Take some time to realise this thing is not aimed at the entire laptop-buying market.


RE: Mac isn't for geeks, its for artists
By SharkManEXR on 2/7/2008 11:22:27 AM , Rating: 2
I'm an artist, and you sir offend me; I would be no where with my PCs, considering I learned most of my artistry using the computer.


By SharkManEXR on 2/7/2008 11:30:42 AM , Rating: 2
I meant without. Spelling is thy bane


Not for everyone
By psychobriggsy on 2/6/2008 5:45:12 PM , Rating: 2
Well I guess that at least the Mac has a migration feature available for it so you can copy your setup from your old computer to your new one.

And I guess the Windows not installing from remote disc is an issue with Windows not being able to support that feature whilst it is being installed.

Really, the remote disc is an option.

Air should still have had another USB port and should have shipped with the Superdrive included for the price.

Tiny volume, it will be good for certain demographics. These demographics aren't geeks, power users, etc. These are the people most likely to post on forums, and also most likely to not be able to see that other people may have different requirements. That given, even the Mac websites aren't too impressed with it overall, especially the battery life.

Still not for me though. Roll on the 9" EeePC...




RE: Not for everyone
By robbyjr on 2/7/2008 3:18:29 AM , Rating: 2
''I'm not really sold on how bad not having an Ethernet port is right now. The only time it is useful is in corporate settings''

This product is for you babe!


How much?
By robbyjr on 2/7/2008 3:26:08 AM , Rating: 2
Well... how much is an external apple cd-rom?
iGuess they won't allow people use generic ones, right???




RE: How much?
By Dennis Travis on 2/7/2008 1:43:10 PM , Rating: 2
Their external DVD drive is $99. Most people I know feel it should have been included with the MBA along with the USB to Ethernet port.


better than a TZ?
By mooncancook on 2/6/2008 1:58:03 PM , Rating: 2
but... but Steve said it's better than a Sony TZ... he cannot be lying...




I was expecting Heat...
By jramacciotti on 2/6/2008 3:24:53 PM , Rating: 2
I like how mac is pushing the market into smaller, thinner, cooler gadgets (Ipod, etc.. ) but when I saw this RSS headline, I thouht "heat issues...". I was surprised that it was after market headphone jacks and dual boot. Most people wouldn't even realize that this is an issue.




By jimbojimbo on 2/6/2008 4:27:24 PM , Rating: 2
Could this be due to the fact when you move a file and there is an interruption during the process you lose the file on both ends?

Are any of these "issues" a surprise really? They seem to love making devices with a headphone jack that only their headphones can fit into and force people to buy adapters for it. I mean, who the hell can get away with it and still maintain the devotion? It's as if L. Ron Hubbard started this company.




A Notebook?
By qt on 2/6/2008 4:54:20 PM , Rating: 2
Perhaps it would have been easier to list what you can do with the notebook. No Optical Drive, No Ethernet, 1 USB Port and you cannot use a standard headphone? Who exactly is going to buy this crap for the money they want?

Oh yeah, I forgot they did this before a few months ago when they sold people a phone for $499 with an internal battery that needs servicing to be changed.




Battery Life
By Kougar on 2/6/2008 6:00:19 PM , Rating: 2
I'd call getting exactly half of the 5 hours of battery life an issue. Normal websurfing alone is enough to depelete the battery in half the time according to Ars Technica.

My own desktop replacement notebook gets just as much battery life as the MacBook Air. That is just silly. Not even Dell lied like that about the battery life of my notebook.




Hey!
By INeedCache on 2/6/2008 7:14:16 PM , Rating: 2
I've got a really cool-looking 4 port USB hub for sale. It's only $59.95, and as I said, so COOL-LOOKING! It has some issues, but it's really cool-looking, and thin! Only $59.95!




By TerranMagistrate on 2/6/2008 8:07:03 PM , Rating: 2
Because $500 would be too much for it, IMO.




should of just....
By otispunkmeyer on 2/7/2008 5:43:27 AM , Rating: 2
made 13.3 inch MBP

like the 15.4 and 17inchers... only smaller. i mean really these two are just over an inch thick and well thats pretty much thinner than most laptops you can get in those sizes. its a good size IMO and really this macbook air isnt all that thinner at its thickest point, they just taperd the edges to make it look thin.

seriously a 13.3 inch laptop with a constant thickness of just over an inch would of been so much better.




By ice456789 on 2/7/2008 9:00:54 AM , Rating: 2
I think the Airbook is yet another one of Apple's industry leading designs. Just like the rest of them, the copy cats which will inevitably follow will be a huge improvement on Apple's original idea. I credit Apple with coming up with the ideas, but I'm glad other companies actually make them work.

Apple is king of the 1 trick ponies. Airbook is really thin! Nevermind that it is not upgradable, you have to carry around a spare optical drive (does that fit in the manilla envelope too?), and any large data migration has to take place while plugged in. Someone will follow up with a similarly thin notebook that is more flexible and powerful.




Thank you, Obviousman!
By darkslategrey on 2/10/2008 6:13:05 PM , Rating: 2
Saying that the Air could have issues is like saying the sun could come up tomorrow.




could I have some wine with that bias, please?
By thornburg on 2/6/08, Rating: -1
By aliasfox on 2/6/2008 2:57:28 PM , Rating: 2
Wait - are you saying that the chipset for Firewire *is* on the logicboard? Just no port? That's a complete rip off...

On the other hand, I'm fairly certain any USB external optical drive should work - Apple's just doesn't need a power supply (it gets its power from the high-powered USB port on the Air... which makes it useless on any other computer, unfortunately).

And while I don't think wired ethernet is a complete necessity (haven't used the ethernet port on my laptop in years), the dongle would've been nice to throw in the box, if only to get everyone on dailytech to stop complaining about one thing...


By Alexstarfire on 2/6/2008 3:00:26 PM , Rating: 2
I'm sure there are tons of PC people that have never installed anything new on their computers as well. That doesn't mean they should have trouble doing so. I thought the worst part about Apples was that it had several proprietary components, like the video card. My dad went to upgrade the video card in his G5 just a couple months back and the best he could do was an X800, not even an X850. That's just sad.

Ohh yea, and why do we need Gigabit ethernet for Remote Drive? Even my virtual DVD drive can only go like 40MB/s. My regular DVD drive is about half that. Perhaps if Blu-Ray or HD-DVD speeds surpass that we may need it, but I don't know what speeds they can reach off hand. Also, we have the 802.11n that has very nice transfer rates. Easily surpasses what a DVD drive can produce.


RE: could I have some wine with that bias, please?
By chick0n on 2/6/2008 3:12:12 PM , Rating: 1
some Mac users never install any other software, not because they dont want to, is because they're idiots. Some of them dont even know where MacOS really came from. how smart they could be ?

They're smart enough to buy overpriced hardware, buggy and *fake-secure* OS, what else?

Hmm and again, they close everything up so if something is not right, which happens all the time to Apple's crap after the 1st yr warranty is over. you will be screwed. Oh man my Ferrari Laptop been almost 3 yrs still kicking ass. Running Vista with everything loaded. hmm, Try to install the newest Mac OS to a 3 yr old Mac book, see what happens.


By V2K on 2/6/2008 3:38:42 PM , Rating: 5
"They're smart enough to buy overpriced hardware"

says the guy who bought a "Ferrari" laptop.

Paying markup for a badge on generic Acer is the mark of genius.


By audiomaniaca on 2/7/2008 9:26:50 AM , Rating: 2
Why only one usb port?

Let me tell ya, that's because they want people to buy the iUsbHub from Apple, which costs US$499,99 (two ports only).


RE: could I have some wine with that bias, please?
By PB PM on 2/6/2008 2:32:29 PM , Rating: 5
I don't hate the Air, I just do not see it as a useful machine. Wireless technology at this stage just doesn't make a machine without an optical practical. Maybe a few years down the road when there is gigabit wireless it will be, but not at this point.

I understand its not aimed at very many people, and generally speaking, even many of the people who think they need it should be getting standard Macbooks. Flaws aside, the Air is far to limited, even for its intended tasks, IMO.


By wildmannz on 2/6/2008 4:15:12 PM , Rating: 2
Good call.


By thornburg on 2/6/2008 4:28:44 PM , Rating: 2
That's perfectly reasonable.

The article, on the other hand, goes on about the MacBook Air having "problems", when most of the things it mentions are either (a) true of all devices using that type of technology or (b) true of all Macs (i.e. system disc is specific to that model).

And I keep getting modded down for pointing that out. Oh well. C'est la vie.


RE: could I have some wine with that bias, please?
By TomZ on 2/6/2008 4:38:10 PM , Rating: 2
On the other hand, none of the issues are typical of other PCs. If my new Dell had some of these issues, I would have returned it. But I guess people hold Apple to a different (lower) standard.


By Scott66 on 2/6/2008 10:41:42 PM , Rating: 2
All laptop manuals tell you not to perform updates on battery power. Any laptop using multiple Blue tooth devices will have slow down on transfer speeds. Kudos for Apple to explain these common (but seemingly unknown by all of these comments)issues with computer technology.

I do agree with Apple using non standard headphone plugs being a bad idea. Some people spend more money on headphones than their mp3 players and want to use them without interference inducing adapters.


By SoCalBoomer on 2/6/2008 6:49:32 PM , Rating: 2
I use a Dell X1 on a regular basis (as in, it's my walk-around comp for everywhere I go - you never see me without it) - it is the same class as the Air (although older and less powerful anymore) and comparable in size (fits in a manila envelope, for example) so let's compare:

1. Comes with an Ethernet port so if I have to "migrate" I can do so wired - Air doesn't. I also don't have to worry about doing something wireless - it just keeps going quite reliably. Upload 100 Megs of photos to Flickr? No prob (I kinda assume that's somewhat comparable to migrating. . .) - I hit "go" and walk away. So yeah, I kinda would expect the Air to be able to do the same. :D

2. Third party headphones not fitting? Ummmm. . . honestly, I really REALLY doubt that is an issue with any other laptop I've EVER HEARD OF - and is ludicrous! NO problems whatsoever with my X1. And I don't need to buy any third party headphone adapter. Why use a flip-down doohickey? Holy crap.

3. Updating the router firmware might be "normal" but it's not what they have been advertising - I specifically saw a video where "it just works" - which, if I have to update the firmware, is not the case.

4. I've never seen transfer rate and Bluetooth issues with the X1. Maybe I'm using it correctly or something, but having both my phone and my BT mouse running doesn't seem to affect anything. . . hmmmm, guess I should expect that as well.

5. It is affected by external displays that emit RF interference? (this means CRTs, basically) - wow.

Oh yes, these are all "true of all devices using that type of technology" - or by close competitors.

Dude. ;-)


By Steve Guilliot on 2/6/2008 3:27:50 PM , Rating: 2
So now that both Apple AND MS are getting bashed, can we call it even?

Lol, every negative article brings out bashers of some type. You shouldn't be suprised.


By Nekrik on 2/6/2008 10:49:14 PM , Rating: 1
Yep, but I'd say it's more than just the negative articles, pretty much any article written about a few specific topics is going to have the groups attacking or defending the topic and whatever said company has to do with the situation. I think they pick whose going to cover what stories intentionally as it stirs shit up and draws out more hits to the site as everyone begins flaming each other. As for some of the writers being intentionally biased I would occasionally enjoy a less biased storey from some of the writers (ie. Jason Mick covering anything from MS or Apple means I'll most likely have to go to another site to learn what the real story is).


By ice456789 on 2/7/2008 8:54:46 AM , Rating: 1
quote:
No complicated installation (OS or major software package) or migration should ever be done on battery power. Microsoft, Adobe, etc will all make the same recommendation.

Funny, I've installed plenty of Microsoft and Adobe programs. They all give me a pop up asking me to close other programs while installing, but not one has asked me to plug my computer in to AC power. No where in the instruction manuals does it say that either. If it did, I wouldn't have installed all that software while working wirelessly like I did. Oh, and all that software I installed while unplugged works just fine.

What's the point of a laptop that can only do major functions when it's plugged in? Why not just buy a desktop?


By aliasfox on 2/7/2008 10:34:16 AM , Rating: 2
It's suggested that you plug it in, not required.

Some people are dumb enough to try and do a 30 GB file transfer with a battery at 10%.

I'm agreeing with the poster above that a lot of these issues are common across technology right now - though some are just idiotic (see: RF interference, recessed headphone). But BT slows down with more than one device attached - that some people don't notice it just shows the strength of the technology.

Besides, given the demographic Apple's trying to reach with the Air, it's probably a smart idea to idiotproof the machine as much as possible.

As for everyone else bashing it, Apple *does* have a version that has an ethernet port, standard headphone jack, replaceable battery, 2.5" easily upgradeable HD, optical drive, and upgradeable RAM, all for less than 2/3 the price. It's called a MacBook.


By ice456789 on 2/7/2008 1:20:40 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
It's suggested that you plug it in, not required.

Some people are dumb enough to try and do a 30 GB file transfer with a battery at 10%.
I have a suggestion for those people... buy a typewriter. It never runs out of batteries.


By aliasfox on 2/7/2008 3:07:17 PM , Rating: 2
Typewriters don't play music! (though apparently, with a tiny mono speaker and no way to connect some headphones, you might be tempted to say the same thing about this...)

Most of the caveats that Apple's posted on here amount to little more than the "Caution: Contents May Be Hot!" label on McDonalds coffee... Apple just doesn't want to deal with more frivolous lawsuits (see: iPhone battery class action lawsuit, iPods not being able to play WMA files lawsuit, etc)


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