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The Steve Jobs 90 Minute Keynote in 60 Seconds

Great new Mahalo Daily: The Steve Jobs 90 Minute Keynote in 60 Seconds.

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If you want to know my take on [[[Macworld 2008]]]: The [[[MacBook Air]]] is overpriced and knowing Apple’s history with laptops, it will either bend, warp, or ding easily, or get really friggin’ hot in your lap, OR it will warp over time because of how friggin’ hot it gets.

It’s not a sub-notebook. It’s huge. Just incredibly thin and huge. The 12-inch Powerbook is a far better sub-notebook (and even it is still too big). I’m very happy that I decided to go with the $400 [[[Asus Eee PC]]], instead of holding out for MacWorld’s rumored sub-notebook. They should take the MacBook Air and make a small format one that is half the size and half the price.

The [[[Apple TV]]] updates are great, especially since they are free for current owners. I may actually start using mine now.

iTunes Rentals? Yawn. [[[iPhone]]] and [[[iPod Touch]]] firmware updates? Yawn.

I like the Time Capsule concept, but I already have an Airport Extreme and I already have a networked drive, so I am not planning on getting one anytime soon.

UPDATE: Here’s the video on YouTube in case you’re on your iPhone and want to see its marvelousness.

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  • Christopher Finke 1/16/2008, 6:34 pm

    What kind of networked drive do you have? I’m in the market for one, and I’m looking for recommendations.

  • Hadley Stern 1/17/2008, 11:19 am

    C.K., like you I was a huge fan of the 12inch powerbook, wrote a book on the damn thing. But I would wait to diss the Macbook Air until you see it in person like I have at Macworld. On the sturdiness issue this thing is sturdy. I did held the Air on opposite ends diagonally and twisted and it gave nothing. I can’t talk to the heat issues but I do think, from a usability standpoint, Apple has done the right thing in making a super-duper lightweight portable that has a full-size keyboard and a decent size monitor.

    Compared to the 12inch the Air is only a little bit wider, but the whole package is much much more portable. I would hold off judgement until you hold one.

  • C.K. 1/17/2008, 2:40 pm

    Hadley, I hear ya, but there is an entire cornucopia of non-apple sub-notebooks out there and they are all much smaller than either the MacBook Air or the 12-inch Powerbook. Apple needs a real one and at a much more realistic price.