Dynabook HW getting closer?: MacBook Air

tim Rowledge tim at rowledge.org
Wed Jan 16 01:10:13 UTC 2008

On 15-Jan-08, at 4:34 PM, Yoshiki Ohshima wrote:

>  3.0 pounds?  How come it is so heavy?
95 square inches of lcd and led backlight
190+ square inches of aluminium case (guess at least 1/20 inch thick  
to provide enough stiffness to prevent the display being snapped too  
1.8" HD
oh and a pretty small circuit board with wi-fi/n disc controller,  
bluetooth usb etc, 2Gb ram and 3+gips/gflops of cpu power!

To make it weigh much less would mean a plastic case and I wouldn't  
want to have try to design a strong enough one within those size  
limitations; light but bulky is easy. I can't believe that I'm already  
seeing whining about it being 'a bit pokey'! What next - why doesn't  
it have a 2Tb disc, dual dvds, a UPS and coffee maker?

tim Rowledge; tim at rowledge.org; http://www.rowledge.org/tim
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