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Mac-erati are busy debating about the virtues of the supermodel skinny. John Gruber, who was a bit lukewarm earlier, compares MacBook Air to a convertible coupe and writes, “it’s a secondary car, but for anyone without kids and with no need for significant storage space, it […]

Mac-erati are busy debating about the virtues of the supermodel skinny. John Gruber, who was a bit lukewarm earlier, compares MacBook Air to a convertible coupe and writes, “it’s a secondary car, but for anyone without kids and with no need for significant storage space, it works just fine as their only car.”

David Heinemeier Hansson, the brains behind Ruby on Rails is impressed as well. “Dismissing it as merely a 3rd computer vanity accessory, as I’ve seen many do, is misguided and not based on actually using one for a longer period of time,” he writes.

macbook smallOf course, there is the other view. Being less of a web-app zealot as others, I am still on the fence on this one, and even after using the Macbook Air for close to two weeks, I still can’t make up my mind – whether to keep using it as my only machine or pair it with the MacBook.

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  1. Lenovo X300…what’s the connection to the Air?

  2. new thin computer from Lenovo for people who prefer Windows OS

  3. It’s my sole system and I haven’t had an issue with it since it arrived. Then again, my needs are limited – web and Office, occasionally light photo editing and iTunes. I still have 30 gb free on my SSD drive even with Office 08, IWork and a few other apps installed.

  4. Actually, Engadget started with the “Air Attack”…i have a very reliable source that can confirm that Ryan Block is insanely unhappy with apple treating him like he is…Air;)

  5. Steve

    I like it as well, though video and music happen to be my biggest space and power consumption issues. I still prefer a nice disk drive with tons of storage space. That said, can’t beat the weight and elegance of the machine.

  6. I am a window user and i still think that the Air is a totally different animal. the X300 is slower, heavier, thicker, having less RAM, being made of cheap plastic, more expensive (base models), uglier, but oh, it has an optical drive.

  7. If you don’t mind having a batter life of less than 2 hours. Thinkpad batteries last 7 hours.

  8. I am more than happy with my mbp but if I laid out the cash to buy one of these it had better damn well be good enough to use as my only computer.

    However I must confess I use 2 computers most of the time, my development rig and my personal rig/portable work rig.

  9. Lenovo laptops are the best period. Solid, light, great design, modifiable, and don’t have a chiclet keyboard.

  10. I think the might buisness community might gobble these things up. Especially if you have to travel alot.

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