Thursday, January 17, 2008

MacBook Air - Compared



Well... I still want one!

Jobs said - about Sony's TZ -it had a small keyboard and screen, was too thick, and was not that good.

Sony's response:


Mike Abary, senior vice president of VAIO product marketing, thought the engineering to get a laptop that thin was extremely impressive. But Sony had a similar vision for an ultra-portable once, a carbon fiber notebook in 2004 called the X505 that eschewed the optical and was 0.3 inches thick (compared to 0.16 of the Air) at its thinnest segment.

It wasn't that well received, and research later pointed out that "Thinness is not the holy grail". Making something that thin and sexy cost it too much usability.


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