Quite awhile ago Steve Jobs said that Apple wouldn’t offer a netbook, but today he announced 2 new MacBook Air laptops that sure do resemble one (especially the 11 inch version). Available today in 11 and 13 inch models with prices starting at $999, these updated MBAs are both thinner and lighter than their predecessor. A physical hard drive is no longer an option, it’s flash storage all the way. After my experience last week trying to make the iPad do the work of a laptop and failing, the 11 inch MBA looks really good to me right now. While watching the stream Back to Mac event this afternoon, I was close to whipping out the old Visa card to do the deed. Then I remembered that I have no trips planned for the rest of the year and that I already have a MacBook Pro. Besides that, I’m not finished trying to make the iPad bend to my will to become a laptop replacement for traveling. After being chastised a little in my article for mainly complaining about application glitches, I’m going to see if I can redeem myself and solve my problems. But what about the rest of you? How many of you have or are thinking of buying one of the new MacBook Airs? If so, which size?
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