"Absolutely astounding"5.0 starson by gkantz
Pros: Screen, weight, battery life, design
Cons: No optical drive, but SO WHAT?
Summary: Before I say anything about the MBA, for those of you who don't have one or never used one, GET OFF THIS FORUM. I have had it with people who like to express an opinion before they've seen the product. What's worse is how many of you have rated the machine so low before seeing it. So get out of here!
Now, the Macbook Air is NOT for everyone. It should not be considered a primary notebook. It is a true subnotebook in every sense - few ports, no optical drive, etc. But consider the following. It does have an Intel Core 2 Duo processor and at 1.6 GHz in a machine this small is not too shabby. The screen quality is better than any subnotebook I have ever seen, and it is soooo thin and light that it is a joy to carry around. I've gotten more than 4 hours of battery life on it as well. I like the Remote Disc feature - it works great with my iMac and I have had no problems. But buy the $99 superdrive - it's so small and light it'll fit into a case easily.
Oh yeah - I'm running WinXP in Parallels on this thing and that works great as well, so if anyone wants to whine about performance, forget it. Look, it's not my MBP. But once you realize what it is for (a road warrior's dream) you'll accept it as the best subnotebook available.
Apple has another winner here. Period.