I've found that the new Atom-based netbooks like yours actually run faster with Leopard than XP or Vista -- you might be surprised at how powerful your Acer really is when it's running OSX instead of Windows.
As for the MBA, even though I'm an Apple laptop fanatic this one just leaves me cold. Too slow, too expensive, too limited, too non-expandable, and not so much smaller or lighter than a MacBook to really warrant spending all that money just to have a Mac laptop that tapers to a thinner edge. I keep trying to warm up to the Air but every time I play with one I feel better about my decision, after waiting to see what the rumored ultralight Mac might bring to the table and watching Job's keynote to the end, to go ahead and buy a white 2.2GHz MB (along with a 200GB/7200rpm HD and 4GB of RAM from Newegg).
I guess if all I did on my laptop was surf and word processing, the Air would suffice. But if that's all I did, I'd much rather spend $500 on a cool little Atom-powered netbook like your Acer or MSI's Wind or Lenovo's S10 and throw OSX onto it. One of these little guys and a small Bihn Cafe bag and you're all set.
Originally Posted by ozone
Hmmm... I suppose I should give the little Acer a chance. It does run fairly fast. A little noisy... and it's XP.
Small TB Cafe? I bought a large one! (I carry other stuff usually too...)
For those who go to the Red Oxx site to look at the list, here's something odd: the list of items in that Air Boss review has changed.
Originally Posted by aiethabell
The current list fits just fine. However, I copied the original post (the day it was posted) so I could try to duplicate it, and it had more items than it does now.
Maybe I wasn't the only one who couldn't make the list work?
Indigo Co-Pilot w' Cache, Sapphire/Olive Medium Cafe bag, Sapphire/Black and Indigo Ballistic Swifts, 50+ assorted Stuff Sacks/Pouches/Key Straps, 4 Shop Bags. 2 Absolutes, 2 Strap Wraps, a #5 Brain Cell, 3 Clear Quarter Packing Cubes , 3 Aeronaut cubes, a 3D, a Kit, a Convertible Shoulder Bag and Convertible Backpack for my Indigo/Solar Aeronaut. Last, 3 Lifefactory Bottles and my Plum Field Journal! Plus a blue (natch) FOT. All bags decked out with Tom Bihn luggage tags .
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