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Greatest thread ever.
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But the EEE has an optical drive.

AND an ethernet port.

AND a user replacable battery.

AND it's like $1500 cheaper lol.

So that could be why?
17 inch color screen

full Mac capabilities

Core 2 Duo @ 1.6 ghz, whereas the Eee runs off a 900mhz celeron.

I'm no apple fanboy, but I'd definitely take a MBA over an Eee. Plus, aesthetics means something to me. The Eee just doesn't look as gimmicky or as cool as the MBA
    
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Greatest thread ever.
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I am pretty sure he is mockin them...there have been threads in apple forums about how thin mcbookair is and how it can be used for slicin bread etc etc.There has even been a thread from a fanboy claimin that it is so thin that it gave him an elbow cut -.-
Pretty sure? It's pretty obvious.
I'm pretty sure a laptop's cake cutting ability is not bragging rights.

Notice how he's got the apple logo facing the camera, juxtaposed with the HP logo on the tshirt. Viral marketing? Duh!
    
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MBA:

No optical drive
No user replaceable battery
No ethernet port
But dam, it can cut a cake.
Are you serious? No ethernet port OR replaceable battery? Wow I wouldn't touch one of those with a 10 foot pole....that's crazy.
Even the EEE PC has an ethernet port....and it's 1/6 the price of the MBA. I guess it's because of how this it is.....then again maybe they'll bring in more profits with customers having to buy whole new PCs when their battery goes bad after the warranty period

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17 inch color screen

full Mac capabilities

Core 2 Duo @ 1.6 ghz, whereas the Eee runs off a 900mhz celeron.

I'm no apple fanboy, but I'd definitely take a MBA over an Eee. Plus, aesthetics means something to me. The Eee just doesn't look as gimmicky or as cool as the MBA
IMO those should even be compared.....I mean the EEE is a MUCH better value than the MBA......it's much less powerful, but let's face it, you really don't need very much power to browse the web and listen to MP3s.
The MBA is most likely making sales off it's slim look, as it's trendy and aesthetically pleasing. If I were in the market for a laptop I would buy the EEE in a heartbeat (and I may sometime in the future)
Also the EEE can be modded to add more flash memory (in this month's computer power user) fairly easily. I guess I just love the idea of buying a limited functionality laptop for $300.
Edited by binormalkilla - 6/1/08 at 11:46pm
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Are you serious? No ethernet port OR replaceable battery? Wow I wouldn't touch one of those with a 10 foot pole....that's crazy. I guess it's because of how this it is.....then again maybe they'll bring in more profits with customers having to buy whole new PCs when their battery goes bad after the warranty period
Apple will rip out the HDD and throw it in a brand new MBA... that's their return policy
    
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Apple will rip out the HDD and throw it in a brand new MBA... that's their return policy
So there's no limit to their warranty?

LOL $129 service fee for the battery replacement
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If your MacBook Air requires service only because the battery’s ability to hold an electrical charge has diminished, Apple will repair your MacBook Air for a service fee. Be sure to follow these instructions for optimizing life span and battery life before submitting your MacBook Air for battery replacement.
Not only that, but it only takes ~3 minutes; it's a simple unscrew and pull.

I don't have any problems with Apple PCs, but the MBA is a joke. It's way overpriced, and you're basically paying for a trend. To add a solid state drive the price goes from $1,799.00 to $3,098.00
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So there's no limit to their warranty?
meh, i'm sure there are some strings attached. That was apple's approach to my broken ipod nano though

they completely replaced it.
    
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meh, i'm sure there are some strings attached. That was apple's approach to my broken ipod nano though

they completely replaced it.
Nice. My fiance messed her iPod (whatever the flash drive model is) by sweating on it......she kept it in her sports bra while she worked out . I'm going to rip it apart and bypass the player controls to make a flash drive.
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i wish all my knives were MBAs. i wonder if they can cut bread too.
    
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