In Case You Needed More Convincing
John Gruber, circa February 2008: “In my initial Macworld Expo coverage, I asked for email from readers who had pre-ordered Airs, asking why they bought one. Responses (and there were many) ran nearly 50-50 between those who bought the Air as a secondary machine and those who bought it as their “fast enough for me and I never use FireWire anyway” main machine. Given the nerd-skewed...
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Living in a Netbook World
On the new 11” Macbook Air living in a netbook world: Ben Brooks: “Here is a scenario that keeps popping into my head, and seems to make a lot of sense. A stay at home mom wants to get a computer that she can use when the kids are gone, and when she is waiting for them and working on her various projects – in other words, light computing needs in short spurts. She has been turned...
The ExoPC: "I've never seen an Ipad"
From Engadget’s review: “$599 is a lot of money to bet on a platform that isn’t ready and a piece of hardware that must be plugged into the wall for the better part of the day. The ExoPC may be a solid choice for developers and early adopters looking to tinker, but it’s just not a mainstream consumer tablet… yet. “ Reading up on this device, as I’ll...
How are you supposed to pick?
With benchmarks for the new Macbook Air quickly making the rounds, it’s becoming quickly apparent that for alot of people, it can be their goto machine( At least in the case of the 13 inch MBA). If your shopping for a entry level mac notebook right now, your choices are: 1. 11” Entry model Macbook Air: $999 2. 13” Entry model Macbook: $999 3. 13” Entry model Macbook...
The Nook and the Long Uphill Battle to Cool.
From Marco Arment, on the new Nook Color’s supposed advantage over the Kindle: ”[B]ecause anyone comparison-shopping between the Nook and the Kindle, who has never owned either, will assume that color is better and choose the Nook, putting Amazon in the unenviable position of trying to explain why their screen is better to people who probably haven’t seen one in real life. ...
The Mac as an IOS Device
While there’s been lots of excitement around the newly announced Mac App Store, there’s also been a huge sense of caution in taking Apple’s closed ecosystem to the desktop. Gizmodo spoke of a “completely controlled platform”, the coming of 1984. Over at GDGT, Ryan Block wondered whether there’d even be enough apps to actually sell through the store proper. ...
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The Ipad Pro
What’s most amusing about Apple releasing what amounts to a Mac netbook isn’t that they had ridiculed the entire notion of a netbook back when they announced the Ipad. It’s rather that they’ve given consumers better reasons than ever to want to buy a netbook type device. One might assume that most people purchased netbooks for the portability, weighing whether or not the reduced computing...