Macbook Air and The Usual Suspects

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We already gave you a spec-wise comparison of the Macbook Air and its prominent competitors, but The Usual Suspects—the Lenovo X300 (recently leaked), Sony TZ and Dell XPS m1330—are all back for a photo shoot. Jump for the fantastic line-up of the laptop bad boys bearing it all.

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If the relative scale between the laptops still has you baffled to how small everything is, check the Coke can on the far right. Not only does it look like the Dell is a hard-ass, as it appears to have brought a Cola with it during its incarceration period, it also gives you more of an idea of how small these devices really are. The Macbook Air is unquestionably the thinnest, but the sexiest in picture? That's your call. Personally, I like my gadgets to match, and the last time there was black keys on a white Macbook, I almost threw-up, but hey, never say never, right?

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Looks aside, we're wondering; is the Macbook Air the Kyser Soze of the bunch? After all, the biggest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he never existed, and he didn't succeed in his inconspicuous ways by being an obese portable computer. [Gizmodo's Macbook Air Coverage]

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Remember, you get what you pay for is ESPECIALLY true in the computing world.

And when you buy a Dell, you get crappy components. There's a reason Apple's resale value is so much higher than every other computer vendor's: build quality. My Apples have tended to last upwards of 7 years of USEFUL life before something too-expensive-to-be-worth-it-to-replace died, whereas the PC lappies in my office die off at a far faster rate (and don't get me started on the crappy Lenovos we've been seeing).

So, yeah, I won't be buying the Air — my eee is more than satisfactory for ultra-light computing — but I'm VERY eager to see Air-traits passed to the MB and MBP lines in the near future.

And, as someone else noted, the fact that the Air is the one in the lineup NOT afflicted with XP/Vista certainly enhances its appeal.