Friday, October 22, 2010

The Latest MacBook Air is here!! And it lacks an HD altogether (gasp). Well, not really.


To be perfectly candid, I've been very intrigued by the new MacBook Air and I will give it a lot more credit than this joke does.

On the other hand, do it's slimmer design, lighter weight, and longer battery life really make up the difference in premium price?

I suppose we could also toss in there the "instant on" (I'm curious to hear how instant it really is), the presumably faster HD because it's simply flash rather than HDD or even SDD (google an article about the device and this will make sense), a turtleneck or two, the new USB key (for re-instillation, if need be), an Apple logo (and some stickers for the car), oh, and the whole thing about looking like I'm chic and cool, and for good measure, a turtleneck for my kids.

If you follow my Google Reader blurbs (which I realize is doubtful because they're so nefariously techie (often) and so infinite), I really do think this will have a huge impact on the hard drive in general.  I'm personally surprised that HDD (as opposed to SDD) have lasted this long, and I do think one article I read raised a good point that most people simply think storage when they think of a hard drive.  Now that the master turtleneck has spoken, people might start to wake up and smell the speed.

They might also wake up and realize that a large HD for the computer itself is becoming less and less relevant,  "Why?" you might ask.  Because it's all moving to the Cloud!

Chrome OS, anyone?

2 comments:

Christy said...

I love your picture on the top. I think that's hilarious. We will have to get that video out about Bill Gates when we retired from Microsoft where it shows him trying to get another job. FYI, I'm impressed with Bill Gates. I learned that his moto for work is, "Everything that is getting done today, should have been done yesterday." Shows why he's so successful.

I put that in because a lot of people don't like him because he's rich, and I think that's really lame

Cougar Abogado said...

Indeed.

I dislike Bill because he's evil.