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News Dell teases ultra-slim Air-alike

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 10 Sep 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Combinho

    Combinho Ten kinds of awesome

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    Ooooh! Shiny.
     
  3. Rkiver

    Rkiver Cybernetic Spine

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    As thin, well thinner, as the Macbook Air, and more useful. Could sell really well depending on it's full specs.
     
  4. I-E-D

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    Whoa.
     
  5. V3ctor

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    If it's that thin... Won't it break easily?
     
  6. mi1ez

    mi1ez Active Member

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    Depends on the material and process. Can't see this being a great machine, especially given the past Adamo's reputation.
     
  7. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Whoah. You can tell someone was outlining the specs and said: "How thin should we make this thing?" "How thin is the Air? 20mm?" "Well let's just make it half that thick then..."
     
  8. l3v1ck

    l3v1ck Fueling the world, one oil well at a time.

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    Can it possibly be sturdy enough to carry around if it's that thin? I can see screen damage issues cropping up..
     
  9. Byron C

    Byron C *psst!* This guy is a loser!

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    Will be interesting to see if that laptop sold with Win7 will have the same appeal as the Macbook Air. The Air has already made a good name for itself and people will flock to Apple in their droves, even if the hardware is sub-standard (after all, the iMac still sells well, but it's essentially a laptop bolted to a monitor). It's got a fight on it's hands at least.

    If only Apple would license their software to hardware platforms other than their own - if this was supplied with native OS X it would sell by the bucketload. Here's hoping Win7 can survive Vista's reputation.
     
  10. Denis_iii

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    nah, but if you double the price and slapped a apple logo onit with macosx then it would sell
     
  11. bowman

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    The Air already has trouble being useful. Where are they going to put Ethernet ports, USB, anything? This is going to be very spartan and very expensive. No thank you.

    I'd prefer something like the Voodoo Envy instead. Speaking of which, where is that promised Envy hardware refresh..
     
  12. chrisb2e9

    chrisb2e9 Dont do that...

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    I fixed the story!
     
  13. BentAnat

    BentAnat Software Dev

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    I love Dell XPS Series notebooks (hell - i love most Dell notebooks i have worked/work on).
    That thing looks good. So long as it's not SUPER expensive and/or SUPER slow, i'd consider one. But chances are (munfortunately), that this is gonna look good, be slow, spartan (much liek the Air: No Ethernet, no DVD, etc) and pretty costly (my guess - similar to a Dell XPS Studio 16 in pricing)
     
  14. glaeken

    glaeken Freeeeeeeze! I'm a cawp!

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    Holy crap, that's .01mm thinner than my Nokia E71! Be interesting to see the final details.
     
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    I doubt it will be flimsy..... Solid aluminium construction would make it quite stiff....
     
  16. [PUNK] crompers

    [PUNK] crompers Dremedial

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    poser alert!

    haha but seriously, looks sexy if slightly useless
     
  17. MrWillyWonka

    MrWillyWonka Chocolate computers galore!

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    It looks like a *****.
     
  18. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    So the Mack Book Air allowed me to cut my cake... this one should allow me to cut my lettuces and tomatoes, right? If so, I will replace my kitchen knives with this. :D
     
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  19. Sparrowhawk

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    I can't say I find the appeal of 'super-thin but useless' laptops. Even if they come up with some sort of 'mini-ethernet' plug (like Apple's mini DVI) plugging it into anything will still require an ugly, fragile little converter dongle.

    Why not create something a few millimetres thicker and still stylish - but yet so much more useable? Why should sturdy aluminum and rounded edges only be reserved for the super expensive executive-toys?
     
  20. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    Because then the marketing guys wouldn't have anything to boast about...

    I still want one. :scared:
     
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