Re: [NTLK] No New Newt

From: Steven Scotten <>
Date: Wed Jan 16 2008 - 09:37:50 EST

And I for one am impressed. Is it revolutionary? No. But maybe it
pushes the industry in the right direction. When was the last time
anyone other than Sony put out a laptop that was under six pounds?
It's just one of my pet peeves, because "subnotebooks" were all the
rage in the 90s. Every manufacturer had a superslim sub-3lb notebook
computer stripped down with no CD or floppy. Since then? Once in a
blue moon you might see something small and light.

I'm sick and f-ing tired of the computer industry calling 8 lbs
"lightweight." Give me a break.

WHY? Because laptop computers are SUPPOSED to be lightweight. Sure, I
can look at the feature list of the Air and tell you the things I wish
it had that it didn't, but it's damn tempting to finally have a laptop
that doesn't turn my backpack into a bag of bricks.

So I applaud the Air. Standing ovation. OK, not revolutionary, but I'm
glad someone did it and since I use Macs I'm glad it was Apple so I
have the option of reaping the benefit.

Also, I'm just guessing, but that solid state drive has got to make
the Air outperform every other machine on the planet even with that
underpowered processor. Boot time and application load time is gonna
drop by what? A factor of twenty? Good riddance to spinning disks.
They've been computing's biggest bottleneck for at least two decades.

It's not enough to stop me from saving for the ModBook I would have
bought by now if I hadn't been hit by a car (funny how a couple months
without working cuts into the budget), but Air does present a welcome
and rare moment of sanity for the computer industry.

Hey, I never said I wasn't opinionated. =^)


On Jan 16, 2008, at 3:11 AM, Laurent Daudelin wrote:

> Ahem...
> I'm not that impressed either but the standard hard drive is 80GB.
> The Solid State Drive is 64GB.
> -Laurent.
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> On Jan 16, 2008, at 10:01, dotline7 wrote:
>> I think this laptop is for Ladies. I think it is a DUO. Nice
>> design, No
>> ethernet, No FW, No internal "floppy", little screen, HDD is a joke
>> 40G+4200RPM. Why he decided to have a broad margin round LCD? Like
>> DUO's. He
>> could get 15 inch out of this frame? And a baterry? WHY, tell my
>> why? No
>> second hand AIR?
>> Ipod was revolutionary.
>> Iphone was less revolutionary.
>> Air is not revolutionary.
>> I live too long.
>> John
>> On 1/16/08 10:56 AM, "matthiasm" <> wrote:
>>> iPod Touch SDK
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