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Comment on "MacBook Air as Primary Machine"
by Frank McConnell — Jan 20
There are a lot of folks who could use the Air as their only computer. I wonder how many of them will, though! The MacBook still looks like the better deal, unless you need or want the lower weight of the Air, or have something against polycarbonate.

That said, the Air is probably a win from the manufacturing and support point of view. There's only one BTO option (flash disk vs. rotating rust), one of them reduces the number of moving parts even further, and there are fewer connectors to fail.

I think we'll be seeing more computers like this in the future -- I wouldn't be surprised to see the SO-DIMM sockets disappearing from MacBooks and iMacs.
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