The Force is strong with him
10th September 2006
ok, well im at work, i have 20 minutes till close and everythings done and now the song thats played on the macbook air commercial has come on for about the 1,000,000th time on the damn radio so im gona rant about that piece of junk because im annoyed at this song and i want to kill time, so i dont really care if its been done before on here (which is probably has even though i havent seen it) anyway im really tired of everyone asking me because im a "computer guy" "have you seen the macbook air?" and then me having to explain why its such a huge piece of crap all the things its missing like... hello a CD ROM DRIVE!! or that you need like 6 adapters to make it functional... you know all the stuff apple convieniently leaves out trying to get the average idiot consumer to go "ooohhh... its pretty i must have it!" when the average consumer has no idea what the hell they're doing when it comes to a computer. so honestly good for apple for trying to market to these people, but honestly is it morally right? and yea yea i know businesses dont really live by the same code of morals that you and i do, and you cant really talk morals when the alternative (and operating system i like) is microsoft. but still, is it outside the realm of possibility to make a computer thats functional looks pretty for the average consumer and is cost effective? i believe this is possible in todays world, i really do... oh wait im forgetting about this computer YouTube - IBM Lenovo Ultra Portable PC versus Mac Book Air Buzz hmmm... doesnt that seem more sensible than the macbook air? its almost like the people at ibm were reading my ****ing mind still, im not saying ibm is godly, and im not saying apple is the only company doing it, god know probably alot of people have heard me ranting about how much crap best buy has tried to rip me off for and they're are other companies im not gona go into right now, and im sure you know of a few yourself anyway, between this and 1 customer, i wasted 15 minutes, so mission accomplished :-P i was just wondering if anyone agrees with me, not to mention i think sometimes the best debates are started from rants, so when im in the ranting mood i like to start one :-P
7th November 2005
yeah this laptop never really held my interest. there's only one usb port which i would be using for my wireless mouse, so no accessories, no CD drive is a no no, and as always my beef with mac, the premium you pay to have one. My uncle just paid $2200 for a Mac desktop and from what ik about it and when i played with it, i would have been an average PC that probably would have ran you $600. Now I could build such an amazing PC for that price its not even funny, that and if your really tried of windows, and all the virusus out there i have one word for you, Ubutu.
A Phoenix from the ashes
18th April 2006
LOL, love that video. Yeah, I just don't like Apple... they sacrifice far too much on functionality in favour of style with the end result that anything with an Apple label is just that - a label. It's 21st Century "bling" and nothing more. I can't believe I'm saying this, but: "Get a Dell!" There's something I swore I'd never say... guess Apple must really suck...
I would die without GF
15th March 2006
CuRsEdOnE222;4356216all the things its missing like... hello a CD ROM DRIVE!! or that you need like 6 adapters to make it functional... you know all the stuff apple convieniently leaves out trying to get the average idiot consumer to go "ooohhh... its pretty i must have it!" when the average consumer has no idea what the hell they're doing when it comes to a computer.
Do you have any idea what the average consumer wants or needs? Apple probably does given that they'll have spent a considerable amount of resources on finding out. I have a laptop without an optical drive and all I've ever needed the optical drive for was installing a different OS. Simple fact is that not everyone needs or wants a CD drive. Even if they do, they don't need it on the move, so an external drive on their desk at home/work does the job just fine.
I'm sure that 5 years ago someone was making similar comments about the floppy drive. Now don't get me wrong, I'm not saying the optical drive is obsolete, but with the advent of easier ways to share things (e.g. USB drives and wireless networks) there's less need for optical drives, particularly when we're talking about mobile computing.
I want the MacBook Air. It is a very nice, very thin laptop. Easily portable, and still has a decent size screen. Sounds like it would be good for a traveller.
Unfortunately, being the geek that I am, I am not sure I can do without an optical drive, or being limited by a single USB port, for more than a month.
That Toshiba Portege R500 looks nice though. Better than the IBM.
Gelato pwns all
11th March 2006
If you have the money to buy the thing you probably have enough to buy the CD drive.
Its not a matter of the cost of an "External" Laptop drive, but whether or not an "External optical drive" defeats the purpose of buying an "Ultra-thin" laptop...
Its also a matter of convience. On the other laptops, all you have to do is press a button. On the MacBook Air, you have to unplug your USB device, and dig in a backpack, or luggage bag, for the external optical drive.
Trust me, I'm a Doctor
25th November 2003
If i needed a laptop, i would just get a Macbook/MBP instead. They are still pretty portable, and have pretty much everything you would need. Plus they are faster, and cheaper. The Macbook Air, while it is extremely thin, just doesn't make a very good choice for a laptop.
Radio Shack, Do Shit
30th October 2007
Here, I actually went through the trouble of taking my Nokia 6263 and making a short video for you guys. This is what I do when I go to use my apple product! SERIOUSLY! Want proof, I will show you this is my room, and my laptop! YouTube - APPLES SUCK Don't buy an apple....
I say the same thing about Nokia, and Motorola... I'm an LG man myself.
Apple's are overpriced, but I much prefer their software (over Windows). Especially now that they support a scroll wheel. Anyway, I use Linux these days, they're both *Nix, so I'm good. Plus, I can do more with Linux. :)