"That's a toy"0.5 starson by johnnythejohn
Pros: All of your gadget-loving friends will envy you
Cons: $1,300 to go down the drain in the name of vanity
Summary: I own an MSI Wind. It has 3 usb ports, a multi-format card reader, and a VGA out. I can surf the web with it, type documents, watch AVIs, and even run statistical software. The little bugger performs all of the functions the general purpose, everyday use laptop should perform. It cost me $400, less than one third of this MacBook's price. It even came with a carrying case.
The reason I'm telling you this is not to brag or advocate the MSI Wind. There are other machines like it. These are tools. This MacBook is a toy. Yeas: an everyday use laptop which has very limited connectivity, a 13.3" screen, and which goes for $1,300 is an elitist's toy. It looks like the entire line of Apple's laptops is a parade of expensive toys. Funny, these days people, i.e. the masses, aren't particularly crazy to part with their money. The reviewer who said this MacBook is a laptop for the masses was wrong. It is not for the masses. It is for the elite and those who'd die to be perceived as the elite. And I'm just wondering: why is Apple so hell-bent on becoming elitist? It never did the company any good. In fact, it almost killed it some 10 years ago. It's most successful products have always been affordable: the original Apple Macintosh, the original iMac, the iPod. Do they really aim to become a Bang & Olufsen of the household computer industry? And they are working toward a larger market share and better acceptance. Go, figure.