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#90424 21-Sep-2011 16:16
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Hi, 

Just read a review for the Apple MacBook Air 11in Core i5 notebook at:

http://www.reghardware.com/2011/09/19/macbook_air_summer_2011_11inch/

This is the closest I have come in ages to being an Apple fanboi, the last time was the release of the iPhone 4 (but I went Motorola Defy in the end).

It looks like and awesome machine due to metal construction, SSD drive, decent power and good battery life. It is also around the $1500 mark at JB Hi-Fi which means it is in the range of plenty of other higher range laptops.

Does anybody know of a Windows machine which is comparable and available in NZ? I think there is a Dell clone somewhere but they are crap about selling there stuff here, you can't get the Streak for example.

That's one thing I like about Apple if they sell it, they sell it here.






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  #524152 21-Sep-2011 16:18
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If you want a Windows notebook with the same form factor, why not just buy the Air and dual boot with Boot Camp Windows on it?

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  #524156 21-Sep-2011 16:20
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I got one in August when DSE had 10% off, got the higher spec 128GB/4GB one though.

Love it, it is my first Mac, great machine.

 
 
 
 




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  #524163 21-Sep-2011 16:27
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gehenna: If you want a Windows notebook with the same form factor, why not just buy the Air and dual boot with Boot Camp Windows on it?


Not so much worried about the OS more wondering if 'everybody else' is playing catch-up and if so how successfully. The best iPad clones are heavier, thicker and don't have the battery life and are only $60 to $80 cheaper. Non-iPhone smart phones are either of comparable spec or cheaper or both.  




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  #524168 21-Sep-2011 16:32
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The trackpad is also a selling point. Large and multitouch, with gesture support built into the OS.

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  #524169 21-Sep-2011 16:33
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Intel is pushing manufacturers to make Macbook Air competitors. They are calling them Ultrabooks. Not sure if there is really a competitor out there at present though. I have a Macbook Air 13"; it is awesome.

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