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    Article: BUT...THE MACBOOK AIR: It's Better Than Any Other Copycat Out Ther

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    While the Apple has an extremely nice form factor as with all Apple products, the price is rather high in comparison to your typical PC. If you have been using Apple products (PC's) then I would think if you can afford it the change is a no-brainer, however if you are PC based and use programs which are PC (Windows based) specific as I do, then changing over is less likely, plus buying a good quality PC with similar form factor can be done at a cheaper price. I do agree SSD's are the way to go, but again it is possible to go for the hybrid, which are larger and cheaper, 64 bit operating system with the advantage of making use of 4+ gigs of memory, a good GPU and so forth are things to look for.

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    I've been holding off still thinking about an Air. This may be the year I give this type of device a chance. I guess I've been waiting for the 15 inch screens with stronger specs. I have not used my DVD/CD Rom but once or twice in the last few years. More and more I don't need tons of ports and the bulk associated with that. SSD's are large enough now and of course Battery life is always important.

    This may be my year to make the leap. For now I'm keeping my one evil eye on the Air updates

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    As Dave states, the price for the Air, I think is steep. The other factor is our (still) dependency on Microsoft (regardless of the fact that I really don't like it). These new Ultrabooks can present a viable alternative. I know for a fact that they're are better and more efficient than a tablet. At least you can get serious work done. If they become easy to carry, then the Ultrabook will forge a new niche in the PC world. I'm looking forward to test one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by srl7741 View Post
    I've been holding off still thinking about an Air. This may be the year I give this type of device a chance. I guess I've been waiting for the 15 inch screens with stronger specs. I have not used my DVD/CD Rom but once or twice in the last few years. More and more I don't need tons of ports and the bulk associated with that. SSD's are large enough now and of course Battery life is always important.

    This may be my year to make the leap. For now I'm keeping my one evil eye on the Air updates
    The CD/DVD Rom may not be too much of an issue with programs like SugarSync to transfer files etc, however one still needs CD's or DVD's for loading some (not all) software, and can still be important for recovery in disk crash circumstances.
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    ^^ I agree, just the other day I had to install MS Office 2011 and of course used the drive. I guess I'm willing to spend the extra money for an external drive to plug in for those special times. So I've eliminated that as a reason to not make the switch over.

    Screen size and Battery are my last two concerns. The other potential limitations have all been worked out.

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