Macbook Air

I like the thinness of it, I *love* Mac OSX. I’m not bothered that there isn’t a slot for optical media.

But it is missing a few things like Firewire and a smaller footprint that I would have liked to see in preference to the thinness.

So, for what I would use it for (writing on the move), I’d rather have an Asus EEEPC, it’s much cheaper so I wouldn’t feel worried about throwing it around in the back of an ambulance and I think I can live with the smaller keyboard.

Or I may just wait until a fold-out keyboard for the iPhone turns up…

As for Time Capsule – the price seems right and as I run much of my life off my Macbook (hoping one day to be able to get a Macbook Pro) wireless, seamless backups seems like a dream come true. Of course, if I could get Time machine working with my three NAS drives I could save that money as well.

I was surprised to see the Maps location update working in the UK. And I won’t be holding my breath waiting for the video rentals to make their way over here.

(Well, if iTunes managed to stop me hitting P2P sites for music, I’m sure it can do the same for *ahem* the sort of people who download movies).

Actually the biggest and most surprising announcement wasn’t made by jobs – it was the Fox announcement that they would be putting ‘digital copies’ on their DVDs. The devil is no doubt in the details, but it’s an interesting move.

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