I was interested up until that very last line... "It'll come running windows vista"
I wanted run to run it as a THIN client!
Well, Apple can still claim the MacBook Air is the skinniest laptop currently available - for the moment. The machine that beats it, VoodooPC's Envy 133, isn't due to debut until 20 June. The HP subsidiary's laptop is just 1.75cm thick. The Air is 1.90cm thick. Not a lot in it, then, but enough to send Apple's engineers - and …
"Well, Apple can still longer claim the MacBook Air is the skinniest laptop currently available - the machine that beats it, VoodooPC's Envy 133, isn't due to debut until 20 June."
Apple can no longer claim you mean? And who said Word doesnt find errors.
Still nice to see HP taking some of the wind out of the Air
"Despite being thinner than the Apple machine, its angular casing packs in an ExpressCard 34 slot and an HDMI port."
Because the Apple machine is much thinner towards the edges, I expect. I'm sure Apple will be able to come up with a definition of "thin" that means the Air still wins, and keep on selling it as such.
That they decided to use a Gaming Boutique to market an ultra thin laptop
I saw this earlier and thought it looked nice, but its not what VOODOOPC is really about
it should have a geforce 8800m gtx sticking out the back :)
however I welcome the competition, as while I think apple make nice looking products, using them is not as much fun for me.
Does anyone else get the feeling that the laptop market has become more of a pi**ing contest than ever before? Not much they can do technically anymore, no one wants 'em big anymore so now it's fight to see who can out Apple the Apples!
( The icon? Nearest I could find to "flogging a dead horse" icon! )
No HP envy here -from that pic it looks more like a shiny black brick than an elegantly tapered object of desire. Complete with ugly voodoo logo and unpleasant and pointless grid lines on the track pad.
Why is apple the only US notebook maker capable of making attractive kit?
...which is bundled and installed with any HP application or driver you can name, the laptop will weigh about 11kg and just about fit in the average suitcase.
My elderly mum's heart condition worsened when said shiteware took over her computer.
I wish everyone would stop pointing out that new laptops run the newest incarnation of the world's most popular Operating System.
Before you start thinking I'm supporting MS...
It's easy to load up a <insert favourite linux distro> LiveCD, wipe the hard drive, proceed with installation and claim your rebate on the MS Tax
/ Typing on my Xubuntu-runing eee
I'm a long-term HP user for my laptops. The only minus to this I can actually see is the awful GMA graphics (which the Air also suffers from). That said, if I personally wasn't paying I would be ordering one. Would make a nice machine with XP and Suse on a dual boot.
As for people saying it's not nice looking, it looks like a laptop that is actually functional rather than pretty. I like the looks more than I like the Air because of that, and so will many others.
It is not 100% clear where the wireless card is. If the PSU brick contains a wireless access point and the PC contains the wireless card then that's great. If the wireless card is in the PSU brick - meaning that one needs the brick to get online - then that is extremely weird.
It is a pretty machine. I'd look seriously at buying one modulo decent battery life and a decent CPU.
But Vista is such shit, it really is a major negative point against any machine, and with so many new notebooks coming with Linux distros, it IS well worth mentioning. Given the crapulence of Vista, vendors should provide an XP and a Linux option, and it's worth mentioning if they don't.
And, is it REALLY that easy to get a refund from the vendor? From what I've seen, it usually is not -- they will really not want to give a refund for the M$ software, despite the license terms saying the vendor is supposed to.
'I wish everyone would stop pointing out that new laptops run the newest incarnation of the world's most popular Operating System.'
I like this approach to talking about problems. You could spin almost everything this way. F'rinstance:
'I wish everyone would stop pointing out that prostitutes carry the newest incarnation of the world's most popular sexually transmitted disease.'