The Macbook Air is growing on me the more I look at it. I can see where it could fit into the life of a person that travels alot – or someone who very much wants a notebook and desktop experience.
My primary computer is my Macbook Pro. I’ve gotten used to only having one machine – and having that machine be a notebook. In fact, I haven’t spent much time on a desktop machine at all – that is, until Macworld. I found myself often times in the media room using the provided iMacs because their was no hassle getting connected to the wi-fi in the room.
Now, several days removed from those iMacs – I find myself wanting one very badly, and really missing the experience of using a desktop machine. How does that lead me back to the Macbook Air? Easy – if I had a desktop as powerful as a new iMac – I wouldn’t need a machine as powerful as my Macbook Pro for travel or just surfing and writing in the living room.
The Macbook Air, in concept, seems like the perfect companion to an iMac – but not at a starting price of $1,800. (article continues after the poll)
For my interest, the Macbook Air has to get in the $1,500 range or lower. I also wouldn’t be interested in the specs on this first generation of the device. Very soon we’ll see a Macbook Air with over a 100Gb hard drive, and I would have to have 100Gbs or more before it was even worth discussing.
The Macbook Air is a very interesting concept that I sincerely hope does well enough for the product to evolve. I almost feel like we’re looking at another “Cube”, though. I don’t know that the Macbook Air is going to be well received, or even perform as well as it should in the wild – and we won’t know for several weeks (or months really) yet if the device does perform well after it’s being used by regular people in regular scenarios.
So, like I said in the title, the Macbook Air is growing on me – but I think it will be a few generations down the line before it becomes something I can seriously consider purchasing. The question is – will it survive that long?