Gary Cutlack writes…
You could have one MacBook Air – UK price around £1200 – or you could get SIX Asus Eee PCs and leave them dotted about the house for the ultimate in connected futuristic living spaces.
Or you could just get one Asus Eee PC and have a grand left over to spend on doing up the house or buying a new TV. Or two new TVs. A 40″ for the lounge, a 32″ for the bedroom and an Eee PC. Or perhaps a different combination? Maybe you’d prefer two super-powerful Dell XPS laptops for the price of one MacBook Air? Or four decent Toshibas with the same spec only in slightly fatter cases?
Whatever the combination you go for, there are numerous ways to get yourself a cool and powerful laptop without giving Apple a quite insane £1200 for a MacBook Air.
Yes, it’s very thin. And yes, Sony charges about the same amount of money for something similar up at the fashionable end of its VAIO range, but Sony charging more for things than other companies isn’t exactly new. Nor is Apple doing the very same.
Honestly. It’s about time people stopped paying the Apple Premium and started looking at what they’re actually getting for their money, rather than going crazy because Steve Jobs reads out a list of bullet points at a presentation and manages to make not having a DVD drive sound like a key feature.