Hot Air

Even though I am someone who is against all things Apple, I have to say that this picture of a HP notebook and a MacBook Air is pretty impressive. I know.. I just invited all you Apple folks to mock me.. I promise to not get mad :) Here is what a CNet evaluator said about the Air:

One of the concerns I had--and I'm sure I'm not alone--is whether a notebook this thin will be flimsy and overly delicate. The answer is a resounding no. It feels more solid in my hands than the rugged, well-built, 1.6-inch-thick HP Compaq nc8000 I have used for many years (since 2003).

The reason for this is the Air's aluminum construction and light weight. In other words, when you pick up the Air, you sense an almost perfect balance of sturdiness and weight--despite the fact that the Air exceeds the dimensions of a typical, more-compact subnotebook.

One other quick impression. No heat to speak of. Another challenge for designers of ultra-thin notebooks is how to effectively dissipate the heat that is generated by the core electronics, including the main processor, the graphics silicon, and hard drive. Apple has succeeded admirably. Admittedly, I am using the solid state drive (flash memory) version of the Air so there's no hard drive heat to worry about, but still impressive. More later.


  1. I think I have Apple envy!

    I do have one Apple item - my iPod and I LOVE it. This Airbook is SWEET.

  2. I can see your defenses are slowly dropping. Mwa ha ha... your conversion is inevitable! ;)


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