WikiWirral its great, register, enjoy and welcome.
Forum Stats
12182 Members
65 Forums
72580 Topics
978112 Posts
92 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
107 registered (221984, 17 invisible), 1658 Guests and 251 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Broweser for web novice 574
Need help 344
Wirral High Tides? 328
Sometimes You Could Strangle Someone 293
Found a mobile phone 14/01/2017 WALLASEY 275
Asbestos shed removal 274
Fat Ball Bird Feeders 261
craft clubs/ knitting/crochet etc 254
I, Daniel Blake 211
Lost Mobile Phone 202
New General Forums
Breastfeeding Dads Want to Be A Breastfeeding Hero
by fish5133
Yesterday at 01:24 PM
9\11 Jumpers
by cools
15th Jan 2017 10:04am
Silent Solution
by venice
14th Jan 2017 9:58pm
Spot the differences.
by snowhite
14th Jan 2017 5:39pm
New Wirral History
What was County Hall, Abbey Street, Birkenhead?
by yoller
15th Jan 2017 1:28pm
752 The Old Manor Club, Withens Lane, Liscard
by Norton
13th Jan 2017 2:20pm
751 Plough Inn, Mount Pleasant Rd, New Brighton
by Norton
13th Jan 2017 1:38pm
351 Prince Alfred 30 Tunnel Road 30 30 to 32
by yoller
8th Jan 2017 7:18pm
167 Wirral Arms George Street 9 Grange Street
by yoller
8th Jan 2017 7:11pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
fireworks on the Mersey last night
Hadlow train station
Topic Replies
Secretive mega shake-up of NHS could cost 15 mil
by Gibbo
51 minutes 33 seconds ago
Diagnosis Route
by Gibbo
57 minutes 5 seconds ago
Indian/Jazz fusion music Liverpool
by buddy
Today at 09:46 AM
RAC ,AA v Breakdown Recovery
by Excoriator
Today at 09:09 AM
Brown Bin Collections Restarting Today 17th Jan
by fish5133
Today at 09:04 AM
Asbestos shed removal
by fish5133
Yesterday at 09:56 PM
Astra 1.9 diesel 06
by lansyp
Yesterday at 08:47 PM
Medical Centres
by RUDEBOX
Yesterday at 06:58 PM
viewsonic 22" monitor
by tommybarry
Yesterday at 06:09 PM
January
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Indian/Jazz fusion music Liverpool
by buddy
Today at 09:46 AM
Chinese New Year Liverpool
by paxvobiscum
15th Jan 2017 11:08am
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#196399 - 19th Jan 2008 7:39pm Introduction of the Apple MacBook Air
Wheels Offline
Wiki Veteran

Registered: 4th Jan 2005
Posts: 8795
Loc: Tranmere
Pretty thin, everyone seems very happy with it

Part one



part two




Top
Digital Wirral : Advertising
Click me for more Information......

* * * vipstudios.co.uk - Photographic Studios * * *
Now Advertise with WikiWirral.
WikiWirral stats 35,000 Page Views a Day +500 Search Engines.. Click Me
#196660 - 20th Jan 2008 10:50am Re: Introduction of the Apple MacBook Air [Re: Wheels]
Cali_16v Offline
Wiki Guide

Registered: 17th May 2004
Posts: 6261
Loc: Birkenhead
yer but it's 1200 and it's got no disc slots at all you have to buy add ons which bump the price up even more.

Big hype for a product that looks good and nothing else.
_________________________



Top
#196667 - 20th Jan 2008 10:53am Re: Introduction of the Apple MacBook Air [Re: Cali_16v]
MattLFC Offline
Wiki Master

Registered: 14th Aug 2004
Posts: 22315
Loc: Moreton/Beirut/Mobile
Originally Posted By: Dazzz
Big hype for a product that looks good and nothing else.

As with all modern Apple products.

I like they way they rob other peoples idea's and make them out as though they are innovative and launching a revolution...

Just like Google!

Top
#196678 - 20th Jan 2008 11:03am Re: Introduction of the Apple MacBook Air [Re: MattLFC]
Cali_16v Offline
Wiki Guide

Registered: 17th May 2004
Posts: 6261
Loc: Birkenhead
What idea have the stolen then matty
_________________________



Top
#196681 - 20th Jan 2008 11:13am Re: Introduction of the Apple MacBook Air [Re: Cali_16v]
MattLFC Offline
Wiki Master

Registered: 14th Aug 2004
Posts: 22315
Loc: Moreton/Beirut/Mobile
I dont have all day to list them... but this type of laptop has been out for years, using chips like Transmeta's and Via Eden's etc...

I see Apple are billing it as a revolution, when in actual fact, yet again, they are just years behind the PC industry... Okay, its a bit thinner then anything before... but does it really offer any advantage?

The 1.8" HDD's have reached their peak in terms of capacity; they so for 1200 you are stuck with 80GB (120 is the biggest commercially available) until SSD's get bigger. And as you say, there is no media drive, so in essence, you will require an external DVD/BR drive and an external HDD. Which defeats the object!

Id rather have a normal "small" laptop, which houses a nice 2.5" drive (320GB are available in these now with Hitachi recently "somehow" cramming an extra platter in to get to the 500GB level), that is more likely to withstand the daily wear and tear and shocks of being transported and that costs maybe half the price!

wink

Top
#196686 - 20th Jan 2008 11:22am Re: Introduction of the Apple MacBook Air [Re: MattLFC]
Cali_16v Offline
Wiki Guide

Registered: 17th May 2004
Posts: 6261
Loc: Birkenhead
So basiclly :-

All show, No go.

If i'm to get a laptop will just get a nice Acer one for a few hundred quid and it will do what i need it to.
_________________________



Top
#196693 - 20th Jan 2008 11:28am Re: Introduction of the Apple MacBook Air [Re: Cali_16v]
MattLFC Offline
Wiki Master

Registered: 14th Aug 2004
Posts: 22315
Loc: Moreton/Beirut/Mobile
Originally Posted By: Dazzz
will just get a nice Acer one

seeyu stay away from Acer; they are okay priced, but the build quality isnt upto much, and as for the aftersales care, even when you have an insurance plan with them, they are utter shite!

I lost my laptop for 10 weeks because when it went in for a HDD replacement, they decided to change the DVDRW at the same time but couldnt source a new DVDRW...

They kept putting refurbished HDD's in it, which kept breaking/having problems. I couldnt trust putting my data on them it so now I am running my own bought one instead.

Takes 30 minutes+ to get through to them everytime, unless you ring as soon as it hits 9am, and then they are not the most helpful company in the world.

All in all, with the likes of HP's at the same price, stay well away from Acer. If you get an Acer which never develops a problem, you will be fine, but its a big risk to take for a measly saving.

I will never buy them again!

wink

Top
#196696 - 20th Jan 2008 11:33am Re: Introduction of the Apple MacBook Air [Re: MattLFC]
Cali_16v Offline
Wiki Guide

Registered: 17th May 2004
Posts: 6261
Loc: Birkenhead
I will consider myself told.

HP it will be then.
_________________________



Top
#196699 - 20th Jan 2008 11:39am Re: Introduction of the Apple MacBook Air [Re: Cali_16v]
MattLFC Offline
Wiki Master

Registered: 14th Aug 2004
Posts: 22315
Loc: Moreton/Beirut/Mobile
Well HP is who ive dealt with in the past and had no problems with so thats a personal preference... but others like Samsung and Sony should be good.

On the Notebook forums, Acer have a bad rep on there for aftersales support, one persons laptop got sent in for a screen repair, they sent it to their lab in Holland, and lost it, with all the persons data on.

Mark also told me once, that their "8x" DVDR drives were incapable of running at 8x because they were limited to 2x for some reason?

Turned up a few months later, in their US/Canadian labs iirc... make of that what you will!

Also, believe it or not, Dell are extremely good for support, but their systems come preloaded with tons of crap that you have to remove (like 7 ISP's etc).

smile

Top
#196737 - 20th Jan 2008 4:02pm Re: Introduction of the Apple MacBook Air [Re: MattLFC]
Wheels Offline
Wiki Veteran

Registered: 4th Jan 2005
Posts: 8795
Loc: Tranmere
I use A cheap Toshiba laptop that i bought from Toshiba Outlet on the oaks. it does me for what i do altho i did hit my hard drives limit yesterday and had to clear some crap off it. think i paid about 260 for it and its wireless. smile battery life is pants tho.

Top
#196748 - 20th Jan 2008 4:53pm Re: Introduction of the Apple MacBook Air [Re: Wheels]
Pomp Offline

Forum Veteran

Registered: 19th Aug 2005
Posts: 5253
Loc: Wirral
Wheels clean out your system restore that takes some gigs outa ye.
I got mine from Toshiba Outlet aswel, did u try an get a discount? or was that a discounted price?

Top
#196764 - 20th Jan 2008 5:25pm Re: Introduction of the Apple MacBook Air [Re: Pomp]
MattLFC Offline
Wiki Master

Registered: 14th Aug 2004
Posts: 22315
Loc: Moreton/Beirut/Mobile
Ditch system restore full stop - its next to useless, and not only wastes HDD space but also wastes system resources.

It can only restore the most basic of changes.

smile

Top
#196793 - 20th Jan 2008 6:25pm Re: Introduction of the Apple MacBook Air [Re: MattLFC]
Landy_Andy Offline
Addict

Registered: 17th Aug 2007
Posts: 221
Loc: wallasey, Wirral
Mattys last post should read :-

"Ditch Windows full stop - its next to useless, and not only wastes HDD space but also wastes system resources."

Sorry Matty LoL raftl


Were those MMC Cards ok for you??

Top
#196798 - 20th Jan 2008 6:32pm Re: Introduction of the Apple MacBook Air [Re: Landy_Andy]
MattLFC Offline
Wiki Master

Registered: 14th Aug 2004
Posts: 22315
Loc: Moreton/Beirut/Mobile
Lmao fella!

Dunno about ditch Windows, but avoid Vista haha!

Yeah, the 128 didnt work though, had allsorts of errors when transferring files, but used the 64MB that worked fine. Cheers fella.

Got a new phone now though, so if ye need em back lemme know.

smile

Top
#196799 - 20th Jan 2008 6:36pm Re: Introduction of the Apple MacBook Air [Re: MattLFC]
Landy_Andy Offline
Addict

Registered: 17th Aug 2007
Posts: 221
Loc: wallasey, Wirral
No you keep em... LoL

Good to know they (well one!) was usefull.

Cheers

Top
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >

Moderator:  Mark 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Brown Bin Collections Restarting Today 17th Jan
by fish5133
Today at 09:04 AM
Diagnosis Route
by fish5133
Today at 12:10 AM
RAC ,AA v Breakdown Recovery
by fish5133
Yesterday at 08:35 PM
La La Land
by paxvobiscum
Yesterday at 02:52 PM
Windows 10 recovery disc
by nidgynoo
Yesterday at 10:22 AM
For Sale & Free
Astra 1.9 diesel 06
by lansyp
Yesterday at 08:47 PM
viewsonic 22" monitor
by tommybarry
Yesterday at 03:39 PM
Childs LFC peddle bike 5 - 8 Yrs
by Pete_M
13th Jan 2017 8:41pm
Projector
by madrob
13th Jan 2017 3:35pm
27 apple flavoured iron supplement sachets
by turnip
12th Jan 2017 7:46pm
Featured Member
Registered: 12th Sep 2010
Posts: 14
Newest Members
Collette63, shellylou, sgjrob, pjmeaneydog, jennynoonan
12182 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Brown Bin Collections Restarting Today 17th Jan
by fish5133
Today at 09:04 AM
Indian/Jazz fusion music Liverpool
by paxvobiscum
15th Jan 2017 11:19am
Chinese New Year Liverpool
by paxvobiscum
15th Jan 2017 11:08am
Asbestos shed removal
by TRFCKrisTRFC
13th Jan 2017 10:51pm
Need help
by Dilly
12th Jan 2017 10:00pm
News : New Topics
Secretive mega shake-up of NHS could cost 15 mil
by RUDEBOX
Yesterday at 05:58 PM
Lost Mobile Phone
by spinner1
15th Jan 2017 6:56pm
Found a mobile phone 14/01/2017 WALLASEY
by GaryFromWirral
15th Jan 2017 11:28am
Control of The Main Stream Media
by fish5133
15th Jan 2017 12:46am
Deportation Row
by granny
14th Jan 2017 12:23pm
New Enthusiast Forums
Diagnosis Route
by fish5133
Today at 12:10 AM
RAC ,AA v Breakdown Recovery
by fish5133
Yesterday at 08:35 PM
La La Land
by paxvobiscum
Yesterday at 02:52 PM
Windows 10 recovery disc
by nidgynoo
Yesterday at 10:22 AM
Facebook Account Advice
by fish5133
14th Jan 2017 2:50pm
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
RAC ,AA v Breakdown Recovery 176
Secretive mega shake-up of NHS could cost 15 mil 138
Diagnosis Route 94
La La Land 57
Breastfeeding Dads Want to Be A Breastfeeding Hero 21
Brown Bin Collections Restarting Today 17th Jan 13
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Tue 8:17am
Sunset Tue 4:27pm
Local Time Tue 10:59am
WikiWirral Can . . . .
Advertising Click me
To Advertise with
Wikiwirral Click Me