Apple just announced the new Macbook Air. Ordinarily I would yawn this off, but this time they did a few interesting things to get my attention.
- They made it weigh less then 3 pounds
- It’s less than an inch thick
- It uses flash memory instead of a hard drive soldered on to the motherboard
- It’s almost all battery
- Price starts at $999
In a net shell, you get a notebook with 5 – 7 hours of battery life, that would fit in a notebook. It has a full size screen with a dedicated graphics chip. Everything loads super fast. Virtual memory is super fast. It wakes from sleep instantly. No moving parts to fail (except for the keyboard).
I could easily see myself carrying one of these around all the time. It’s super light and could get me through a work day just about anywhere.
I’ll probably post more on this as my thoughts gell.