I was really disappointed with the MacBook Air. Really, really disappointed. Like, the product doesn't make any sense! No ethernet port?! Can't change the battery?! No disc drive?! Utter nonsense. What happens if I am on a plane and can't recharge? What if I want to, you know, watch DVDs or *gasp* listen to CDs? Either Apple is totally out of touch with consumers or just eager to cram other products down people throats. I'd prefer to have all that in the actual machine, instead of having to buy a bunch of peripherals for The World's Thinnest Laptop and then have to keep track of said peripherals. But hey, that's just me.
Screw that, multi touch is already out of date to apple probably, they will make a holographic laptop screen running off LEDS and whatever to project onto. But A touch laptop I guess would be cool, only bad thing I dont like about stuff like that is right clicks are impossible, you have to hold down the touch screen for it to bring up the right click menu. Plus, typing is harder, I prefer my laptop/PC to have a keyboard with indents so I can feel each individual key and type as fast as I want. I type super fast, a touchscreen would just slow me down.Garland said:Next year's headline: Apple introduces the MacBook Touch. Who needs tactile response when you can type on a fully digital, reconfigurable keyboard! It's so thin, you'll snap it in half like a fortune cookie if you don't keep it in an armoured briefcase! Who needs ports or drives? Download everything you ever need from iTunes*!
*Note: the iLIFE is still in the beta stage and will not be available until Christmas 2009
Seriously, what's the point of this thing? I'd like to see some real improvements, not Apple's latest over-hyped, impractical gimmick.