Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Apple’s New MacBook First Look: Trading Ports and Power for Portability - Personal Tech News - WSJ

The Watch is intriguing, but this is the device that will pull me into an Apple store during April

"When Steve Jobs pulled out the MacBook Air in 2008, the accolades of the “world’s thinnest laptop” were quickly met with outrage. “Come on! This is crazy,” we all said. “For $1,800 you expect me to use a severely underpowered laptop with no DVD drive and just one USB port?” Seven years (and one additional USB port) later, those complaints sound crazy.

Apple’s introduction of a sleek new $1,300 MacBook Monday felt like traveling back in time. Except, there was no manila envelope, and all of the ports you’re used to got chopped from this ultrathin 2-pound machine, along with some typing comfort and battery life.

Like the first Air, this is Apple’s attempt to reimagine the laptop all over, now for the smartphone and tablet age. Based on my short time with the machine, I think Apple will turn the laptop industry on its head (again), but just like with the original Air, it may be moving too fast for some."
Apple’s New MacBook First Look: Trading Ports and Power for Portability - Personal Tech News - WSJ
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