Vincent, always the enabler, knows that I am tempted by the MacBook Air – even though I can’t exactly justify it, and even though I so recently complained about Apple Tech Support. But his video is so intriguing…and the Air is so thin, so light, and so drool-worthy.
I can’t help but wonder though, if this would be one of those technolust purchases that would only disappoint me in the end? I mean, I really wanted an Apple tablet of some kind – larger than the iPhone, running the full Leopard OS. I really don’t need another 13ish-inch laptop, ya know?
If I get a MB Air, I would only buy the basic $1799.00 version. The extra 0.2 GHz shouldn’t make a big enough difference to bother, and I don’t think the SSD option would speed the Air up or give it $1299 worth of extra battery life. Okay fine, the SSD is only a $999 option, considering that the extra 0.2 GHz is a $300 option on its own. Frankly, the only option that I think I “need” would be the $29 Ethernet adapter. So including tax, I would be able to get into the paper thin Air for a little bit less than $2K…which is really pretty pricey, all things considered.
“Nevertheless, I believe that the Air designation will not be limited to the new MacBook. I firmly believe that an iPod Air is coming and that it will be the rumored tablet computer from Apple.”
If there is an iTablet coming, it would make much more sense for me to hold out until it comes, since that is what I really wanted. Or I could get the MB Air now and start learning the (new-to-me) OS.
So what are your thoughts? Are any of you going to spring for the Air? Or do you think it is a first generation disaster best left to those with more money than sense? Or are you holding out for an iTablet or “iPod Air”?