Jan 16 2008Now Showing: The MacBook Air Commercial

Well I'm (sadly) back from Mexico after my MacWorld adventures, and what do you know -- Apple is flashing their new MacBook Air commercial all over the place trying to get me to buy one. Now don't get me wrong, I'd accept one for free, but I don't exactly have $1,800 to spend on a laptop that is so light it'll float off the desk and into the stratosphere. This commercial teaches us that the MacBook Air can fit into a manila envelope. Now how many times are you going to stuff your laptop into an unprotected sleeve and ship it around anyways? Those envelopes are only rated for shipping analog computers. And by analog computers I mean paper.

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Thanks to Andy, who is so tough he actually breathes MacBook Air, for the tip

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I like the idea and I'll wait a couple of years and see what improvements will be made. Thats a steep price to pay for what basically amounts to a satellite for the real computer u have at home. but i still like the idea...id rather spend that $1800 on blow and hookers.

Yeah it's thin, but no user replaceable battery?! On a laptop? I would rather go just a little bit thicker (it sounds gay but it's not) and be able to replace a battery on my own and have a fully functional computer.

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Hey Steve, it's still a Mac so that means it's for gay artists and grandmothers, and anybody that cant figure out how to use a computer.

The bland envelope and the creepy slow way he pulls it out let's you know its just as good as all of that hardcore pornography you've been buying.

Anexio: It's time to pull your head out of your ass.

Hold the phone.

The Geekologie Writer would use a Mac? Meaning, he doesn't game?

My world is collapsing. I thought we were friends, man. I thought we knew each other.

-sniffle-

And 99% of the world computers are still Windows based.

Macs suck

I will stay with my Commador 64. It hasn't let me down yet. (I had to use 13 floppy disk to type this sentence)

Like just about everything else new Apple have released, best to leave this to go through a couple of generations if you really want it. The pre-release QA at Apple seems to be slipping. The iPod really hit its stride at G5.

#6, the fact that he said he'd use a Mac has nothing to do with gaming. Over 90% of gamers use PC (windows-based computers). Most games out for PC-CD are made for windows-based pc's anyway. Emulators suck for the most part. Anyway, I'll stick to the pc's I build and not rely on mac. If I spend $1800, it'd be on an almost-sweet computer (I'd need twice that much to make a monster...at least with the prices that are out now).

What am I missing about ultra-thin/light laptops? I want to spend more on a slower, unupgradable, probably more easily broken laptop with no optical and one measly USB port (on a flip door I'll break) because it's marginally "more portable". Can I really spend $1000 on a 64GB storage device--Gosh, I miss the 90's!

MacBook: 1.08 x 12.78 x 8.92 inches 5.0 pounds. Air 0.16 to 0.76 x 12.8 x 8.94 inches 3.0 pounds. Is there something about that 0.32 inches that some people just can't deal with? It is just enough room for one copy of Vogue. Sure, the two pounds could be five extra Star Trek paperbacks, but don't forget the OS disk you're carrying around so you can hijack other people's optical drives. It'll be great explaining how you always have this disk but no drive for it. Bet it works great for booting from disk. You should probably spend that 2 pounds on the USB SuperDrive that only works with the fricking Air (?!?!).

And "0.16 inches at its thinnest point"!? Who cares about the thinnest point? I'll just glue some macaroni to the front of my laptop and tell people it's 0.22 inches at its thinnest point AND glittery.

I guess it makes it all worth it to know that 2GB of RAM soldered to the board isn't going anywhere.

I just want to know who sings the song that plays with the commercial???

Guate6, you just proved my point. Most gamers utilize Windows-based systems. Mac is not a Windows-based computer. I'd love for someone to point out a good, solid game that can be played on a Mac.

*crickets*

Exactly.

I just figured the Geekologie Writer gamed because..he's a geek, like me.

What is the title of the song that plays on the back gound of this commercial? I love it!

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I found it. Her name is Yael Naim and the song is called "New soul" you can find it on You Tube!

who sings the jingle for the mac laptop commercial

#16: Wow you are a retard.

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