Yesterday Steve Jobs unveiled Apple’s latest and greatest products and services. The MacBook Air stole the show. At just over 3/4″ thick and only 3 pounds it is made for people on the go. Is it necessary for people who are fairly stationary, like teachers, on a daily basis? No, but I still want one. In fact, I am in the market for a new laptop but the MacBook Air would not be a smart choice for me because I don’t travel that often with my machine. The MacBook Pro is still my choice because the processors in the Pro are better than in the Air.
A notable absence from the MacBook Air is an optical (CD) drive. With the development in flash drive technology, the growing pervasiveness of Ipod and MP3 use, and open source software, Apple seems to be predicting the end of CD use as we know it.