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Yeah, cuz the main point of my laptop is my optical drive. Without the optical drive, what good could I ever produce with my laptop? Nothing, I say! Nothing at all!
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I actually got my hands on a X300. It was perfect. Now I haven't used the Air, but the X300 just had the perfect balance of portability and content. I really liked it.
I'm sure it's a great machine. If I were into windows, or if OSX was released, I would really consider it. You have to understand - I love to giggle over all the "Hah! Take that, Apple"s.

Anyway, glad you're happy with it. That's all that counts.
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I actually got my hands on a X300. It was perfect. Now I haven't used the Air, but the X300 just had the perfect balance of portability and content. I really liked it.



I have a quote for one that is pretty much loaded and it is under $2000. Where you get that price tag from? It is a lot faster than an Eee PC!
http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/c...5E42628263478B



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I also wouldn't compare the power to the EEE PC. Doesn't the EEE come with a VIA processor? Fantastic for the price and power consumption, but can't compare to C2D in performance.
I was comparing it to the new Eee PC, which comes with an intel atom processor and will most likely be clocked at around 1.2GHz, probably higher. Performance wise the X300 will be faster because I'm pretty sure atoms aren't dual core, but other than that you have to ask yourself, is a 64GB SSD, an extra core clocked at the same speed, and an extra 4" screensize worth an extra $2800?
    
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Ok...I have a Dell Vostro 1400:
It weights 6lb...Yea...it weights 2 times what the MBA weighs. NO WAI!!
It has a C2D at 1.4 Ghz...not a powerhouse, but it gets the job done.
It has a dual layer DVD burner...O, MBA...sorry...I guess your are just too good for that
It has a 14" screen...does screen size REALLY matter?
It has 2GB memory...WHAT?!?!
It has a 8400GS video card...heh...you don't need a video card!
Wireless N...for future proofing of course!
4 USB ports, a SD card reader, an expansion slot....now we are just going crazy!

You know what I paid for this laptop...$769 (yes, that was strait from Dell)
Trust me, I will take the extra .5" and the extra 3lb for a computer that is more powerfull and 1/3 the price. As a side note, it is in my backpack 4 days of the week. People need to stop being lazy and just deal with an extra 3lbs!


What I really want to see is smaller area laptops. Like ones with 10" screens. I know they exist, but they are hard to find.

Edit: I just built a Vostro 1400...I could not get the price up to even $2000 (with the computer's components only)
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What I really want to see is smaller area laptops. Like ones with 10" screens. I know they exist, but they are hard to find.


8.9"

I'll agree that this model is hard to find, but even my local "$200 8500GT" computer stores are carrying the first generation.
    
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You know what I paid for this laptop...$769 (yes, that was strait from Dell)
Trust me, I will take the extra .5" and the extra 3lb for a computer that is more powerfull and 1/3 the price. As a side note, it is in my backpack 4 days of the week. People need to stop being lazy and just deal with an extra 3lbs!
Dell cuts corners to lower prices. They accept lower-quality hardware in order to cut costs. My friend's aunt works for dell management.
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lol, I have used the external Optical Drive that came with my laptop... three times in the space of 2 years.
    
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Ok, but seriously, this thing has to have a use to someone out there, rather than just a way to say "Hey look, I wasted an extra $2000 for something to be an inch thinner and weigh 3 lbs less!!!1!One".

Personally I'd like a laptop that doesn't shatter when I drop a pencil on it, and doesn't blow away in a slight breeze.
uh huh...how about carrying another laptop bag just to carry you 7lbs laptop on top of your already 30lbs backpack? sounds fun...then walk from 1 side of campus to another and then do it all over again after tat class is done....

theres a reason why companies market smaller laptops.......
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uh huh...how about carrying another laptop bag just to carry you 7lbs laptop on top of your already 30lbs backpack? sounds fun...then walk from 1 side of campus to another and then do it all over again after tat class is done....

theres a reason why companies market smaller laptops.......
I did what you said, with a 9+ lbs inspiron e1705 with a 17" screen. Of course, I needed a big powerful laptop because I'm programming 3D games. If you think paying an extra $1000-1500 to lose 3lbs from your cross-campus backpack weight, and can afford it, then go for it. Many students don't have the kind of money to burn, and would gladly add 3lbs to save that kind of money.
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Ok...I have a Dell Vostro 1400:
It weights 6lb...Yea...it weights 2 times what the MBA weighs. NO WAI!!
It has a C2D at 1.4 Ghz...not a powerhouse, but it gets the job done.
It has a dual layer DVD burner...O, MBA...sorry...I guess your are just too good for that
It has a 14" screen...does screen size REALLY matter?
It has 2GB memory...WHAT?!?!
It has a 8400GS video card...heh...you don't need a video card!
Wireless N...for future proofing of course!
4 USB ports, a SD card reader, an expansion slot....now we are just going crazy!

You know what I paid for this laptop...$769 (yes, that was strait from Dell)
Trust me, I will take the extra .5" and the extra 3lb for a computer that is more powerfull and 1/3 the price. As a side note, it is in my backpack 4 days of the week. People need to stop being lazy and just deal with an extra 3lbs!


What I really want to see is smaller area laptops. Like ones with 10" screens. I know they exist, but they are hard to find.

Edit: I just built a Vostro 1400...I could not get the price up to even $2000 (with the computer's components only)
ppl do have different preferences when choosing a notebook. That is why we have so many varieties on the market. Personally, I have no problem paying $1500 more to shave a few lbs.

both sony and fijisu offer 11" and 9" laptops. sony TZ even come with a C2D ULV processor. I can get around 6.5 hours on TZ (8700mAh) with brightest LED and Sprint EVDO connection on. You can get probably around 8~9 hrs with power saving and internet off.
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both sony and fijisu offer 11" and 9" laptops. sony TZ even come with a C2D ULV processor. I can get around 6.5 hours on TZ (8700mAh) with brightest LED and Sprint EVDO connection on. You can get probably around 8~9 hrs with power saving and internet off.
That sounds really good.. I really value battery life when it comes to portable products (laptops, mp3 players, etc.) Sony must have something going on with power features: my MD player could go over 1 whole month on a rechargeable battery. Normal usage was 1-2 hours a day, every day. So that's over 30hrs of life on a single AA.

My MacBook gets about 4-4.5 hours of battery life. I would really like to see more. I might like to see what Sony has next time I get a laptop...
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