Jan 15 2008MacWorld 2008, Introducing The MacBook Air

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The new MacBook Air isn't actually invisible like I first suspected. Nor does it float. It's just way thin and has no optical drive. The Air rocks a 13.3" screen, is 0.76 inches at the thickest, weighs 3 pounds, and features a multi-touch trackpad. It comes with an ultrathin 80GB hard drive, but you've got the option for a 64GB solid-state drive if you prefer yours with no moving parts. Part of the Air's appeal is its incredible wireless diversity. You can install software on the machine by "borrowing" the disk drive of another computer and having it send the data to the Air. You can also transfer files wirelessly from another computer or the new Time Capsule external HD/Wi-Fi station. The 1.6GHz with 80GB standard hard drive starts at $1,800. The 1.8GHz with 64GB solid-state hard drive starts at $3,100. Both models begin shipping in two weeks and neither has a removable battery.

I apologize for not being able to post this earlier, but I was kicked out of MacWorld for "being a complete dick" and "peeing on the floor", both of which I contest. While I did punch that overzealous fanboy (see picture), it was because the little bastard kept stepping on my new shoes (that and his haircut). And as for the public urination charge -- that was just the ziplock of bourbon I had taped to my leg leaking. Long story short: I made out with two female cops, jumped out of a speeding police car, caught the last wild unicorn with my bare hands, flew it across the border to Mexico, sold the unicorn for a bottle of spanish fly and admission to a donkey show, and now I'm in a bar drinking cheap tequila and blogging. And that, my friends, was MacWorld 2008 for the Geekologie writer. See you next year Steve!

The MacBook Air [engadget]

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damn, how'd my pic already get on here?!??

so you can't watch films on it, or use CDs? :(

Nope sorry Em, it doesn't have built in reel so you won't be able to watch films. I think there is a USB projector out there somewhere.

Looks like it uses technology previously believed to be fictitious, and can just adapt and connect to other optical drives in the vicinity, so there's no need for one onboard.

SkyNet is on its way.

Wow, I bet installing CS3 over wifi only takes 7 hours!

Please visit http://www.jesus-is-lord.com/. Thank you.

SkyNet IS on it's way.

We must reaquire Katherine Brewster.

Oh yeah, and why does every one keep talking about this Jesus guy? That was like 2000 years ago! Get over it! Technology is our new god now, please visit http://www.stevejobs-is-better-than-jesus.omg/. Thank you.

Finally, a laptop I can lose in the couch cushions.

Hey!
I found your website from the bloggies site, where I was chosen as a random panelist, and I picked out your website as one in 5 out of 20-30 entries for the best computers or technology blog.
I'm not really much of a computer person, so I wasn't sure whether I'd even bother to do this category (I was assigned 10 random categories), but your site was really interesting and I enjoyed it.

Good luck!

Annie-Kate

this is so neat, wow i wish i could receive one for my birthday. the specs on this goes as follows ..... "i will break you!"

nice mac whore up in da house with the flammer hair cut.

Mac ATTAK only fags buy mac...though yes it is thin, like your annorexic sister (possible spelling mistakes - fu%k o^f) it will cost a fortune when u sit on it.

there is no wang input device so it sucks big time:(

also is there any heat on it? like somethign that woudl cool it down? dont want a china syndrome;)

ps...microsoft is my god...the true god, your mac god is a false diety...die pigs die.

I'm guessing this Annie-Kate person (#9) hasn't really looked through the site at the bad posts. Perhaps she looked at the ones that struck her fancy, or the recent good ones.

In any case, #3, you're dumb. And basically Mac just invented a larger version of their iPhone, but with no calling feature, good job Mac.

That is clearly the worst haircut i have ever seen....i tried to get the Windows logo in the back of my head but then i remembered that this is not 1983 and my name is not Vanilla Ice....


http://ihatestarbucks.blogspot.com/

Bienvenido a México cabrón... tu unicornio fue robado y pintado de rayas para que se tomen fotos en tijuana con una cebra con cuerno...

A la otra avisas que vienes para de perdido regalarte un tequila de valga la redundancia de tequila jalisco, el lugar real donde el tequila es fabricado...

Saludos y excelente BLOG

Here's the envelope ad Apple published yesterday. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TKlBei8Mr4

You'll need straps to keep that thing on your lap - the centre of gravity will be way back there when the screen's open.

Apple sucks.

They're not actually designed to be placed on a lap, apparently. A Mac Genius informed me of this the other day. That's why they're not called "laptops" on their site. And I mean any of the Macbooks, iBooks, etc.

#11 "And basically Mac just invented a larger version of their iPhone, but with no calling feature, good job Mac." I think it's just a big ipod nano with keys.

Really why do people like macs? They are basically made to blog and look even gayer when you hang out at your gay coffee shop

Guate6,

I was given 10 categories to look at, each which had 20-30 entries, and was asked to pick 5 from each. Thus, I did not look incredibly thoroughly at EACH website, only just looking at the recent posts which were on offer. I was not paid to do it, merely did it because I like to see good blogs rewarded.

I did like this site very much, from what I saw, and bookmarked it to return back.

#19 (Annie-Kate), I understood what you meant, what I had said was only friendly banter, nothing more. Welcome to Geekologie :)

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