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    Rejected Names for the MacBook Air

    Rejected Names for the MacBook Air

    11. MacBook Anorexic
    10. MacBook Cracker
    9. MacBook Whitey
    8. MacBook Lust Object 2008
    7. MacBook That-Gas-That-Makes-Your-Voice-All-Squeaky-What's-It-Called?
    6. I Can't Believe It's Not Firewired [ My Fav ]
    5. MacBook uRich?
    4. MacBook Brittle
    3. MacBook iRection
    2. Satan's Goat Paddler
    1. MacBook Err

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    The truth behind the Air

    There is also the internal code name for the project that created it:
    The sell overpriced USB dongles for everything including USB proper support project.

    I can hear the conversation now:

    Marketing 1: You know where we really kill, ipod accessories we change the spec every year and get tonnes of cash.
    Marketing 2: Don't we sell those funny book things, cant we just do the same thing there.
    Marketing 1: No for some reason they come with lots of this stuff that we could charge extra for already included.
    Marketing 2: We can fix that drag an engineer up here
    -Engineer Arrives-
    Marketing 1: You, engineer we have had a great idea, you know those funny book things that we sell?
    Engineer: Yeap the Macbook
    Marketing 2: yea that thing, its got to many things included and we want you to take them all out so that we can sell them seporatly.
    Engineer: but then its practically useless, you may as well be selling them air
    Marketing 2: Thats brilliant we can call it an Air
    -Engineer walks off shaking his head-
    Marketing 1: Right now all we need to do is convince Steve that it was his idea.

    -later that day heard from outside Steve's office-

    Steve: Thats right and we can sell it with practically nothing in it, they'll never know the difference the best bit is we call it a Macbook and they will pay the same for it.
    Marketing 1 & 2: Thats fantastic, we'll have the engineers get right on that
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    I have a few alternative names for various Apple products but they're not repeatable in this forum....

    :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    I can hear the conversation now:

    lmfao

    But it "just works" and besides, all the kool kids are doing it

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    But you can put it in an envelope!!! Surely that's reason enough to buy one?

    No?

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    Quote Originally Posted by webman View Post
    But you can put it in an envelope!!! Surely that's reason enough to buy one?

    No?
    I had a 386 portable once, that fit in an envelope too.

    Big envelope though!

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    combine rep power of the usual-suspect apple bashers making an appearance in this thread = 28......

    I'm not a big fan of the macbook air, but i've used macbook's and macbook pros regularly over the last few months and they are terrific machines and that has got nothing to do with marketing hype - i also use a thinkpad T61 and the eee and i find the macbook to be the most versatile machine, and both the MB and MBP represent great value when used with paralells.

    MBAir bashing is fine in principle but i'm sure people would change their tune if they got the opportunity to use one on a regular basis, but as people have already made up their minds about it that's not going to happen. As for carte-blanche bashing the rest of the notebook line or the quality of some of the other apple hardware that they've done well is plain ignorance.

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    Ah, but I just hate everything

    I have an iMac on my desk (24" really nice ), a Macbook pro 17", Macbook Pro 15" (mostly deceased), mac mini (g4). I also have a Windows server, linux nas and 2 ubuntu servers.

    I still think the air is silly though, one more usb and proper ethernet (plus sensible battery) and I'd probably have one on order.

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    I've heard that Britney Spears has one....


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    Quote Originally Posted by torledo View Post
    both the MB and MBP represent great value when used with paralells.
    Not when you can buy 2-3+ equal to better spec Dells for the same price.
    Last edited by j17sparky; 1st February 2008 at 06:49 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j17sparky View Post
    Not when you can buy 3 equal to better spec Dells for the same price.
    not at that weight and form factor you can't. Don't get me wrong, i love dell latitude laptops but the MB and MBP does offer something different.

    With the macbook pro 15inch you can capture and edit hdv via firewire in final cut pro express seemlessly.....it's a really elegant solution. It's a really powerful editing platform and works a treat. It's a little bit pricey but the MBP's hold their value very well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMcCoy View Post
    Ah, but I just hate everything

    I have an iMac on my desk (24" really nice ), a Macbook pro 17", Macbook Pro 15" (mostly deceased), mac mini (g4). I also have a Windows server, linux nas and 2 ubuntu servers.

    I still think the air is silly though, one more usb and proper ethernet (plus sensible battery) and I'd probably have one on order.
    As i said i'm not a big fan of the air.....there's certainly an element of apple disappearing up their own rectum with the conception and realisation of the air - which they are liable to do from time i.e with some of the iphone design and delivery decisions.

    But what i don't like is the macbook air being used as ammunition against apple products in general. The air, the iphone and one or two other products released over the last few years are the exception and not the rule as far as the quality and price/perfomance of apple hardware.

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