I never thought I’d say this … but the new Macbook Air is just unnecessarily thin.
The thinness really ruins the product – it has only ONE usb port, NO cd drive, and a TINY hard drive. It is slow. This really reduces its usefulness a great deal. One of my friends has been holding out on getting a new apple and now he’s just dejectedly looking at the older macbook line.
Now I’ve got nothing against Apple. They are making products that look like they belong 20 years in the future – I speak specifically of the iPhone and the iPod Touch. And the Macbook Air does still pack 2GB of Ram, a multi-touch pad and 5 hour battery into something as thin as a finger. And of course, tons of people are still going to lap it up.
But reducing the functionality that much makes the Air reminiscent of Palm’s worst decision ever (aka the Palm Foleo). It’s got the sweet Apple coverings, but is that enough? Are you going to get a Macbook Air? Do you know anyone who has?