Steve Jobs unveiled the sexiest thing to hit computing in his Macworld keynote address on Tuesday: the ultra-thin Apple MacBook Air subnotebook.
How thin is it? Computerworld Magazine says it feels like holding a stack of paper plates in your hand, yet it still has a full-size keyboard, the same 13.3 inch screen used in the Macbook series, and processors which — although not top-of-the-line — are equivalent to the Macbook Pro series of two years ago.
I wants one, people. Truly, I do.
Oh, I don’t have any good reason to buy one. My Toshiba is only two years old and still works like a trooper, particularly now that I’ve replaced the power cord and stocked up on spare laptop batteries.
About the only problem I’m having with it these days (besides not being able to play several computer games) are some scratches on the screen. But the cost of laptop screen repair is significantly lower than buying a Apple MacBook Air. (Besides which, the MBA wouldn’t play half the video games I own, much less handle the latest releases.)
That doesn’t stop me from wanting one, though.
Which is why I’ve been spending the evening trying to think of ways to convince VH that, if something were to go wrong with my Toshiba, we should just get a MBA rather than send my machine in to a quick laptop repair center.
So far, my list looks like this:
- 1. The MBA is sexy.
- 2. Apples are good for you.
- 3. Ummmm….
Yeah, I got nothing.