Sunday, April 20, 2008

MacBook Air ENVY...ENVY...ENVY!

Yes Steve Jobs looks more and more like a monkey every year...but he makes awesome laptops. I've often wondered why PC designs lag so far behind Mac designs. There must be 100 PC laptop manufacturers and their offerings look terrible in comparison. And many include some deal-killing stupid feature that no one would ever want (fingerprint readers, glossy screens, Vista, etc).

Dell? Sony? Acer? Lenovo? Hello? These are big companies with huge resources. Their competing models all terrible in comparison to a MacBook Air or even a normal MacBook. The only good thing with the Dell is that you can get insurance against breaking or even losing the thing (which is a good thing if you are me). But fuck it I will just have to be careful.

I would have a MacBook Air by now except in the great land of Sweden they cost $3,000 bucks which is twice what they cost in the USA. YOU CAN FLY TO THE USA AND BUY ONE AND ITS STILL CHEAPER! So that's what I'll do.

Plus if you buy one here you have to deal with the Swedish keyboard layout... which if you read my last post you will know I am not that excited about.

I haven't been this enthusiastic about a product since ColecoVision came out in 1982. ENVY...ENVY...ENVY!


Sloth said...

guess ill wait a while

The Geek said...

I would advice you to buy the MacBook Pro instead, if any Maccy at all, unless you have enough cash to value looks/design over performance. :)

Sloth said...

I ended up getting a unibody 13" MacBook to use as a media player for my TV, a 15" MacBook Pro to use as a workstation for programming, and a Apple Mac Mini Server to use as a backup and staging server. Overall I am happy with my purchases. I think the premium you pay for a Mac is definitely worthwhile.

Sloth said...

Steve died. Yikes. Huge loss for the world of computing.