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isn't this a little too skinny?
the fact you need to get an external CD/DVD drive would stop me buying it. maybe.
cd/dvd drive, i wont be buying it.
just a little impractical.
only one usb port? ha.
of the current macbook and then i'll just buy one of those.
and they are small enough for me.
And you can use a hub.
makes the whole thing worse than rubbish. I mean, it's just barely passable with a MP3 player, poor on a phone, but a laptop?!
Completely pointless waste of time that will hopefully only appeal to tech geeks eager to 'be the first'
Seriously though, queuing overnight for an iPhone? You sure?
But Radiohead would certainly win, if I was jabbed with a big decision-making spike
much difference in money paid.
be worried about dropping it too much. It's nice and thin is good but the no cd drive is a bit of a huh? The backlit keyboard does look pretty sexy, but not sexy enought for the lack of disc drive.
I was hoping to see a besuited, union-jack-waving laptop on a vespa. that's just a computer!
some weird thing where you can connect via wi-fi to another computer to use its cd/dvd drive... which sounds fun, if you have another computer handy
I can take my laptop right now and use someone else's CD/DVD drive if I map it as a network drive.
its called remote drive (i think)
Look try it yourself. Get your laptop and connect it to the same network as your desktop.
On the desktop share the DVD drive over the network and allow the laptop to read from it.
Then use the laptop to read your network and activate the disc in the DVD drive.
true true true.
i stand well and truly corrected!
So yeah, they've definitely taken any pain out of it :-)
standalone portability that attracts people to laptops in the first place and is dependent upon you having a desktop too.....but, errr...it's going to cost more than a proper laptop too?
Sounds like Apple to me!
buying a separate drive (many laptops let you remove the optical drive in any case) or else having ACCESS to another machine.
Anyone who buys a laptop is likely to have access to another machine, either at work or from a friend.
There's little need for a CD drive but to be fair, why would you buy this as your primary computer?
I bought a very light small laptop as a secondary computer. That's why people buy sub-notebook laptops so there's an existing market.
You map one of the ones in your other computers to it.
It's aimed at the market where you have an existing desktop or large laptop but you want a much smaller, lighter one to carry about for other reasons. That's where all tiny laptops are really aimed, I reckon.
made by apple that functions as well as my big one does, for what i actually use it for. i don't use half the stuff my mac's designed for, but i still have to lug the weight around. [for those about to yell 'get a small PC laptop' - i'm obliged to use mac for work, and i do like how their computers work now. mostly.]
...and hates how heavy her macbook pro is....
i reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeally want one.
like, REAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLY want one.
i wouldn't use it. it's totally impractical. i carry my pro around for work, and i couldn't use this for work.
but i REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEALLY want one.
what i REALLY want is a mini-macbook that is the size of a portable dvd player/viewer [12" wide?], with excellent wireless capability, dvd drive, a faultless battery/power management system [or whatever it's called... whatever it is on my pro that keeps fucking up, anyway] plenty space and tons and tons of memory... and the option when you buy it to choose, via a checklist, which programs it's loaded with. [i do not use garageband. why is this on my machine? i will never use it. i do not need it.]
that's what i really want.
MINI macbook. small. light. no more aching shoulders or unwieldy bags.
jobs, you cunt, stop blethering about your iPhone and build us a miniBook.
but I have a tiny little 12" laptop. Buying it was possibly the happiest moment of my life.
Those Mac adverts with 'fat' PC because he's bloated with all the free software that comes loaded...
Can't you just uninstall Garageband. What is it you need in your big Mac the 'Air' wouldn't do, though? It's a fully-featured computer but without an optical drive, I thought. It's quite a beast, really.
What you've described is pretty much the VAIO TZ Series of Notebooks. Surely it wouldn't have to be a Mac you'd use, though?
but it's not just garageband. there's a whole bunch of stuff on there, and some of it's self-explanatory, but with some of it, i don't know what it does [and my pro's so low on memory i frankly haven't the time to wait for it to haul each app. into life to find out if i want it or not] and whether i'd regret deleting it. it'd be so nice to be able to buy a computer, and just tick off the applications you need [with brief explanations of each so you can see what you're opting into].
a friend has one of those vaio mini notebooks and OH GOD it's so nice [it's what makes me want a mac version].
it really does have to be mac. we run everything off macs, and we use iCal extremely heavily.
It kicks shit.
and I love apple stuff. I reckon it'll last one or two hardware revisions before being phased out in favour of a MacBook Nano, or something along those lines.
Which I think will closely resemble this:
I've posted about this thing before, but by all accounts it's a full featured Linux or XP laptop, with wi-fi and all, a bit bigger than a Nintendo DS, for £220. Madness.
come on, then, macbook nano. out you come.
but it is MEGA small. However, maybe iCal has a version that runs on it as it's Linux too.
don't really know linux. i have heard good things about it but hardly used it.
that I don't reckon I'd ever switch out of it. It runs openoffice, a media player and firefox.. I quite like the idea of leaving it at that.
This said, however, the last time I tried to use Linux I nearly died.
..of Linux-related AIDS.
I think you get various shells for Linux and the ASUS will definitely come with one.
as long as I don't get it shoved in my face."
OS/sexuality related humour. It'll be all over the Edinburgh festival next year.
Actually, this looked interesting too:
I'm pretty tempted not to pick up an EeePC because I'm convinced that we're going to see even more fully featured alternatives popping up any second..
moaning its new and it takes things forward u mongs
words of chairman mao
people in this thread are so fussed about an optical drive. If you're regularly using an optical drive, you've missed several years of technological development.
The real reason not to buy this thing is that the ThinkPad X series has been out for three years.
.. i very rarely use my optical drive and besides i have a g5 and power mac if i REALLY need to install something from a cd.
i can use it to VJ with and DJ with and not have to lug it about too much.. my powerbook is quite heavy to lug about really... and its a decent screen size...
its only aimed at people as a second computer, i wouldnt buy one as my main machine because it is too restricting.. and the sealed battery isnt much bother.. apple will replace it for just the cost of a battery (which costs the same as a macbook battery) and yeah in 3 years or so it'll stop holding charge but i would have upgraded by then anyway..