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Yes, We've Got It. You Like Thin.

by Heng-Cheong Leong, MyAppleMenu

Making MacBook Air that thin is not an easy feat. Now that Apple has done it technically, we shall see whether Apple can make some business sense out of the product.

But, perhaps, because Apple has been so successful lately in getting its products to be nice and thin — iMac, iPod, iPhone, that we are finally getting a little disillusioned. Yeah, yeah, Apple. I know you can make anything thin if you want to. So, what else can you do?

Personally, I value a smaller footprint more than a shorter height in my subnotebook. Light-weight is good, but a MacBook-style thickness, to me, is just fine. I suspect many people think the same way as me, hence all the complaints about the compromises Apple had to make for the MacBook Air.

Going forward, I predict I'll see a lot of predictions about Apple making a "true" subnotebook. (Just like all those predictions about a "true" video iPods.) 12-inch PowerBook-sized MacBook? Newton-sized iPod Touch. I'll also predict that the existing MacBook and MacBook Pro computers will go down in thickness.

And Apple engineers, how's the progress on that foldable screen and keyboard going along?

By Heng-Cheong Leong