I usually do enormous research before buying a new laptop. Last time I moved from Windows to a 12 inch Powerbook mostly for the 3 lb. weight at the lowest price. I dropped the darn thing and the disk drive broke so I have to do something -- but what?
Apple has quit making Powerbooks under 5 lb and now I know why. They want the market for the super-duper groovy looking, skinny MACBOOK AIR. I'm totally psyched by it, although the price is really stiff - $1800 and there's no disk drive so you need to spend another hundred on the external one. I don't know... Here's what Walt Mossberg says:
I guess I could just get a Vaio - and I don't know if I have the bucks to do either.
When my husband brought me a surprise - an iPhone I took it back because I couldn't insure it OR search contacts (you still can't) and the ATT rates were so absurdly high, so I know that even with Apple, looks aren't everything. But the idea of a light machine with power (even without a disk drive) is so seductive. And it's so damn gorgeous. What are you thinking about this BEAUTIFUL new toy?