So the MacBook Air debuted today. Aside from the multitouch trackpad and the 802.11n, I’m not really very excited by this.
Why? Because I don’t care how thin it is. After a certain threshhold, thin doesn’t matter. My MacBook Pro is plenty thin at, what, 1.5″ wide?
The Air has one USB port, no FireWire, a relatively small hard drive, a relatively slow CPU, no Ethernet (not that I use Ethernet). The battery isn’t user-replaceable. And it’s still too goddamn big. This isn’t a sub-notebook, it’s just a skinny under-functional notebook. And unless that screen is tolerant of torsion, I suspect it’s pretty easy to break.
For fuck’s sake, Steve, I want a full-fledged Apple UMPC, not this silly thing. Smaller footprint, not narrow footprint.
The new Apple TV looks kinda cool. And the Time Capsule dedicated back-up server is nice. But the Air is, honestly, something of a disappointment.
I want a multitouch pad, though. Bad. It would be cool if Apple made a USB version.