What Laptops Looked Like Before and After the MacBook Air

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A little like what phones and tablets looked like before the iPhone and iPad, laptops have been borrowing liberally from the design of the MacBook Air. The old days of giant plastic shells with a gazillion ports, even more stickers and uniform awfulness have been replaced with slick silver body and black chiclet keyboards.

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You know what a MacBook Air looks like. The image above was made by Sebastian de With and shows what laptops looked like before and after it. Surprisingly, it's taken a while for non-Apple laptops to come around to the MacBook Air design (it was released in January 2008!) but now 4 years later, it looks like they've all come to an agreement that the MacBook Air is what a laptop should look like. Let's try something different next time, yeah? [Dewith via Daring Fireball]

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itoasterman01
iToasterman

This is just like the before and after iPad bullshit.

The picture is nothing but a little fucking Apple Fanboy kicking up shit for no reason. Yes I'm calling out the creators of these photos even if it gets me banned. The before iPad and after one was showing RUGGED tablets vs iPad. Not the average CONSUMER tablet.

Now this is showing only bulky machines and netbooks. Why don't they actually show a normal laptop? Hmm? Also tell me how that tiny little battery is getting you through the day compared to the GIANT ass battery in my non anorexic laptop.

/rant

If you want to be a fanboy just leave a reply.