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Isn't this the "Macbook" as in the regular Macbook and not the Macbook Pro?
Still pretty bad considering Macbook Airs have no DVD drive and fewer ports and other such reduced features
post #42 of 47
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Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post
Isn't this the "Macbook" as in the regular Macbook and not the Macbook Pro?
Still pretty bad considering Macbook Airs have no DVD drive and fewer ports and other such reduced features
Correct,the regular non-aluminum macbook.
Sure,alot of people stream Netflix instead of using DVD's,but the ODD is still nice to have.
The macbook air has like half the ports of the macbook,no discrete graphics,also the ram and HDD are soldered to the motherboard. I wonder if the SB equipped macbook air will run hot like the previous gen.
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good riddance. i hated the cracking at the base of the palm rest and how the "geniuses" claimed that it was in no way a design flaw, even though it was obviously caused by the magnets and protruding plastic on the lid.

at least they fixed it for free every time without apple care.
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post #44 of 47
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So only the Mac mini and iMacs are mostly plastic now.
Plastic? Uni-body Aluminum you mean...
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The $249 for Apple Care is ridiculous though. 25% of the Air's value for a warranty that probably won't be used.
Umm, It's actually $183 for 3 year warranty.

post #46 of 47
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Isn't this the "Macbook" as in the regular Macbook and not the Macbook Pro?
Still pretty bad considering Macbook Airs have no DVD drive and fewer ports and other such reduced features
One of their selling parts is 'No moving parts', so apart from the obvious space issues, that is why they won't include one. I don't see the opticle drive as a big issue though, if you require an opticle drive, don't purchase the air, problem solved
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I hear their customer service is god-tier, though. I'd pony up for their warranty if it's as great as they say.
people hate on apple a lot but man i gotta back them up in this case. their customer service is reeeaaallly good. i mean sure my macbook has broken almost once per year for like four years, (hell it's basically a whole new laptop at this point) but they've replaced nearly every part of the thing for free. even when the applecare was expired, the parts that broke more than once were still under their own warranty.
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