Thursday, January 24, 2008

Apple’s MacBook Air Is Beautiful and Thin, but Omits Features | Walt Mossberg | Personal Technology | AllThingsD

Looks like Apple has created another artful but disposable device (e.g., no removable battery); see the full review for details. 

Apple finally has entered the subnotebook market, introducing a lightweight laptop meant to please road warriors. But, typical of Apple, the company took a different approach from its competitors. The result is a beautiful, amazingly thin computer, but one whose unusual trade-offs may turn off some frequent travelers.

The new aluminum-clad MacBook Air, which I’ve been testing for several days, is billed as the world’s thinnest notebook computer. Its thickest point measures just three-quarters of an inch, which is slimmer than the thinnest point on some other subnotebooks. And it employs some innovative software features, such as fingertip gestures for its touchpad that are similar to those on Apple’s iPhone

Apple’s MacBook Air Is Beautiful and Thin, but Omits Features | Walt Mossberg | Personal Technology | AllThingsD

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