My Quest Continues…

Macbook AIR

Ok, so everybody pretty much knows the new Macbook AIR…and is familiar with it. Here is what I think after first glance: This is definetly going to be my next notebook. After second thought: It’s disappointing!

Here’s my point:
Yes, the Macbook AIR is smaller and more powerful than the Sony Vaio SZ. But here’s what you discarded at first-glance-comparison between these two notebooks:
1. The Sony’s notebook finishing is much much better. (Black is always classier, and when you have a chrome glass-shiny laptop, there’s just no competition).
2. The Macbook AIR, although more powerful than the Sony Vaio SZ, it is actually weak and lacks alot of the definition of “powerful” in today’s laptops. First of all, it doesn’t support Hi-Def (no optical drive for that matter)…while the sony vaio sz does. Second, the processor is just very weak! You can’t do anything with a 1.6GHz. I mean come on, what was apple thinking??!

I am not a Mac-hater (i actually want to switch from a pc to a mac), but i just had to point out some major overlooked issues with the Macbook AIR.

So, my quest continues in search for my next notebook…and Macbook AIR hasn’t made it on my list. I mean, i am going to be in college next year…but you can still get a better package for a portable notebook.

The notebooks i’m most interested in remain the Macbook Pro (waiting for Apple to upgrade it – blu ray drive) and the Dell XPS M1330


7 Responses to “My Quest Continues…”

  1. January 16, 2008 at 6:05 pm

    You almost had me convinced but I still think it’s a matter of taste/preference. The way I see it when it comes to looks MacBook Air is much much more elegant and unique than the Vaio SZ. Thought when it comes to performance I slightly agree, I am disappointed but not as much as you are. It might not be the best performance ever, however, knowing that it has a SSD it would still perform faster than its counter parts with the same specs. It might not be the first but definitely won’t be the last laptop to get SSD, which is very good. Laptops are made for mobility and MacBook Air made mobility even better, this probably would be the start of a whole new era to endorse wireless connectivity.

  2. January 16, 2008 at 6:51 pm

    MacaholiQ8 … and all of u out there, u might want to check this out: http://gizmodo.com/tag/macworld-2008/

  3. January 17, 2008 at 1:27 pm

    I’ve read the article, thanks for the link, and to be fair the MacBook Air doesn’t stand a chance in that comparison but only when it’s running Windows. Apple products are on another level; you can never compare between different kinds fruits without finding the similarities then choosing what’s best. Apple has their own OS, the rest would probably come with Vista preinstalled, if not Ubuntu, but they’ll never run OS X while MacBook Air can easily run all OSs; MacBook Air is playing on all grounds and the rest aren’t even close to it. Simply, it’s the best of both worlds.

    We’re all disappointed in it to some extent but some are optimists while others are pessimists. All of this won’t change the fact that a new revolutionary product is around the corner leading a whole new era of connectivity.

    I presume you’re working on XP, not Vista, right? If yes I think you have a better chance for you to switch now or when the new MBP comes out because when you look at the benefits, you can always go back to Windows and still have OS X at the same time. Think about it.

  4. January 17, 2008 at 2:30 pm

    it’s true…i can run XP on MBP…but wut’s the point? … unless apple upgrades its MBP with “ESSENTIALS” …. like a blu ray drive…faster hard drives (maybe solid state), switch the screen to LED, and gives the MBP a decent price tage, i’m not going for a mac.

  5. January 17, 2008 at 5:03 pm

    I totally understand. I don’t want to convince you, I want you to convince yourself according to your use of computers.

    Decent price tag is never gonna happen, I assure you. If the new MBP comes stuffed with all the stuff you mentioned it’d probably look like a rip off, just like the MBAir with SSD.

  6. January 17, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    The macbook air is too thin to perform for what I need, I would rather go with something else. They have made a fantastic product, but so has Asus EePC which runs on linux and does the job for click and surf.

  7. January 17, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    MacaholiQ8: yeah…ur probably right…bes i would pay – let’s say 850KD – for an upgraded MBP.

    Marzouq: Yeah…that’s wut i thought, that’s why i’m probably better off with a MBP.

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