MacBook Air hits Apple Store Fifth Avenue (with video)

Apple’s new ultra-thin MacBook Air has hit the company’s flagship Apple Store Fifth Avenue in New York City.

YouTuber “MusikInk” has posted video of Apple Store Fifth Avenue vistors trying out Apple’s latest portable:

Direct link via YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKqQtkLQlmA

[Attribution: Macsimum News. Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Gavin” for the heads up.]

31 Comments

  1. When I was shopping for a MB Pro a few years ago I made the mistake of picking one up in the Apple Store to check the weight. I set off a piercing alarm that had everyone staring at me and Apple employees scurrying under the display table to shut it off.

  2. I MIGHT offer you one and then tell you I was kidding and that you’ve done anything to deserve it. You stopped writing. You left those Loretta Lynn 8 tracks on the roof again. You don’t call and I will NEVER again drive you to that abandoned farmhouse with sacks of quicklime and those heavy, smelly bags in my trunk.

  3. After a spate of early adopters (gadget freaks), this think will remain in great supply on Apple Retail Store shelves across the country.

    I would gladly pay what this drive-challenged, slowest Mac in the line up is worth but no where close to what is on the price tag.

  4. Everyone was pretty amazed at how thin the macbook air was. If I were to get a laptop, I would still get the regular macbook though. The macbook air represents what laptops will look like in the future though (ultra thin, SSD instead of HDD, and no optical drive because physical media will be dead). Seriously the only thing that bothers me about the macbook air is that the ram is soldered on to keep it as thin as possible. The battery can be removed using a screw driver, so I don’t see why people are complaining about the battery. But the fact that I can’t upgrade the ram puts me off a little…

  5. Ain’t Going to Happen said –
    “After a spate of early adopters (gadget freaks), this think will remain in great supply on Apple Retail Store shelves across the country.”

    I wouldn’t be too sure about that. I was upstairs doing homework, when I heard the theme from the Macbook air commercial on the tv my parents were watching downstairs. My mom said, “Oh wow, is it really that thin?” loud enough for me to hear upstairs. The thing is, my mom hates computers and electronics in general. She never gets excited about stuff like this, and is a total luddite.

    Personally, I think it would be nice if the macbook air had a smaller footprint (around ten inches), but for some reason really small laptops are only popular in Asia. If it weren’t for the fact that I love OS X soo much, I would have gotten an 8 inch fujitsu lifebook and installed Ubuntu on it.

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