MacBook Air

13″ 1.6Ghz for $1,799 (80 Gb 4200 rpm PATA drive) or

13″ 1.8Ghz for $3,098 (64Gb SSD)

Pre-order now. Ships in 2-3 weeks.

Ships with:

  • 45W MagSafe Power Adapter, AC wall plug, and power cord
  • Micro-DVI to DVI adapter
  • Micro-DVI to VGA adapter
  • Display polishing cloth
  • Install/restore DVDs
  • Printed and electronic documentation
  • iLife ’08
  • Front Row
  • Photo Booth
  • Leopard (obviously)

Initial reaction?

This thing is thin! Which is really cool. It’s multi-gesture capable. Also, very cool. The lack of optical drive unnerves me. Only in the way the lack of a floppy-drive unnerved me so many moons ago. Hey, it’s time to adjust and get on with the show I suppose.

Runs a not-yet-ready for the world version of the Mac OS X Leopard. 9B2324

So, I suppose Remote Disk is among the first of many solutions we’ll see come about. It’s not so elegant. But, it’s early and no one really has had a chance to say it’s terrific or sucks. Proof will be in the hands of the early adopters and the folks who swarm to the Apple Stores to smudge the screens and put it through the paces.

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