10 Good Reasons Why You Shouldn`t Buy the MacBook

Submitted by: fancylad 9 years ago in Tech
http://www.webupon.com/Web-Talk/10-Convincing-Reasons-Why-You-SHOULDNT-Buy-the-MacBook-Air.79025

Apparently there are many shortcomings that you need to consider before purchasing Apple"s MacBook Air.
There are 79 comments:
Female 245
A lot of those issues are issues with Apple computers in general.
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Female 156
I`m fine with my approx. 30 pound, loud and noisy 2 inch thick laptop that`s about 5 years old.
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Male 453
LOl rogue_knight you lose, you didnt succesfully come up with 1 valid point in that shlong post. you fail try again.
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Male 868
Dragonfire epitomizes the intellect of negative response against Apple. Uh Yo Rocky , der uh- PC’s are the best. Duh- I think I’ll take another picture of myself in a mirror for the police files. And yes it is currently the “Worlds Thinnest Notebook” let me finish the sentence “that isn’t an Apple wanna-be piece of junk windows system” And by the way -Lamborghini is over priced- but you would still buy one if you made enough delivering pizza’s as a high school drop out or a mislead zombie that will drink from which ever commercial fountain makes the most noise. Um Ok – lets see.. oh yeah.. that “Windows” operating system- a direct rip off of the Apple OS. “Recycle Bin” duh – looks like the Apple trash can…that Apple introduced 5 years prior- like your heros do with most major computer technology- no one else can come up with on their own so subsequently steal Apple’s ideas and call it th
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Female 576
Steve Jobs: WORLDS THINNEST LAPTOP!
Thin obsessed nation: YAY!
Steve Jobs: ...works like poo though
Thin obsessed nation: WHATS THAT YOU SAY, THIN?

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Female 414
i think i need a hippy pin! "i am a proud user of a dell"

f*ck `em macs!

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Male 683
lets face it apple could have made the *air* with no screen and mac c*ck suckers still would have bought it.

And as for the people moaning that we are turing this thread into a mac bashing session.... so what. We didnt start this arguement, we were all quite happy using PC`s minding our own buisness then apple come along spouting the biggest load of bullsh*it about every product they design, saying its better than anything else because of X Y and Z without being able to back up their arguements. A lot of the *facts* they publish are complete lies.

They even brainwash their customers into activly slagging off their competition with the same unfounded crap

Microsoft only lets apple get away with the stupid jibes and biased comercials because they know that 90% of people realise that mac`s offer nothing new compared to a PC apart from being non-upgradable.

p.s... But it fits in an envelope!!!!

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Male 1,053
Mac fanatics will buy any mac product unfortunatly
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Male 1,053
very true guys its basicly sugar coated crap
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Male 453
go on
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Male 944
I can think of 10 good reasons why you should...
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Male 734
I love Macs with a passion, and even I find this piece of junk to be nothing short of offensive.
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Male 896
Luls at a laptop with SSD. Say good bye to anything you have saved on it.
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Male 1,882
"Oh, and for all of you idiots in here fighting over PC vs. Mac, you`re idiots. The only way to get a good computer is to build it yourself."

Guess which one you can`t build yourself? OOHHHH DAMN! That`s right, I went there.

I think it is sad that Apple claims this to be the `thinnest` notebook when... it isn`t. How can "true Mac users" even pretend this is a decent product? No firewire? Mono sound? ONLY ONE USB PORT? Wow, thanks for taking us back to the stone age, Mr. Jobs. I guess next year you`ll unveil the iCar, with square wheels made out of stone, no transmission, a single cylinder engine, and a 2 gallon gas tank, and it`ll cost more than a Lexus. On the bright side, it`ll have a gray Apple logo decal on not one, but BOTH SIDES! The horn won`t beep, it`ll play some stupid trendy pop song that sounds like someone playing the trombone to the sound of a cat going through a meat grinder.

What`d I miss?

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Male 1,882
I`ll sum it up into 1 reason:

1) Apple made it.

Come on, Steve Jobs, I`m still waiting for my iToaster.

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Female 275
MACS FTW!!
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Male 158
Lol every post that has anything at all pertaining to the Macintosh turns into an argument. Even if the argument is everybody agreeing with one another :P

Regarding macs, I have one, and i put Ubuntu on it. The only other apple product I have is an iPod, that I bought to put linux on.

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Male 383
If you have any sense at all, you wouldn`t care how small your computer is. I can make a computer at least twice as powerful as the Air for around $400. I can`t fit it in an envelope (unless I go and buy a giant one), but who cares? Or you could buy a laptop twice as powerful for $600 at the most. It`s just common sense that the Air is a waste.

If you get it just because you like Apple... Wake up and smell the donuts!

1) You can easily program a computer to run mac OS`s
2)Macs Suck. That`s my opinion, but it is also widely accepted around the net. But I HAVE had a Mac, and trust me, they DO suck.

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Male 296
It`s funny, because a 1.8 ghz processor barely - BARELY - cuts it for the thing the Mac is known for, ie photoshop, editing, etc.

Phail.

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Male 7,933
Until you have both you cant say anything about Macs. I have a perfectly good Windows Desktop right here, no viruses, all the programs, custom made. Still prefer my macbook. And if you have a Macbook pro you would realize that a Mac runs Windows better than a Windows. Again, im tired of rebooting the windows all the time, the only advantage it has is that Microsoft Office is better on a Windows.
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Male 83
i dont know if this has been said, but the pc fanboys shouldnt be attacking mac book users. neither should mac book users think that this is an article attacking them.

it is merely pointing out that the mac book AIR sucks c*ck. macs are actually quite nice. i still prefer pc though

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Male 180
this shouldn`t even have had to be made. Anyone with common sense can see that MacBook Air sucks. with all the extra add-ons that you need for it would probably make it take up more space than a normal laptop. Plus, it holds your $1800-$3089 computer hostage to Apple just for a new battery change. Though,the guy does make a good point that Apple has Mono Speakers and that the external Disc Drive doesn`t play music. After creating about 6 different kinds of iPods, it`s pretty clear that they`re obsessed with music. Yet, I bet they have some kind of weird program that`ll terminate all music-downloading programs except for iTunes.
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Male 4,242
fits in an envelope? big wup. look at it; IT`S A BIG envelope. I have an envelope that I can fit a 3in. book in. If that your only selling point it`s not a good one
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Female 21
For those of you that want versatility...run Windows AND Linux/Unix. The Air is the biggest waste of money I`ve ever seen...oh wait, the entire Mac OS is ...
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Male 98
KoalaMeatPie, I want to marry you. Omg, that was hilarious.

I want to be able to build my own comp., but I wouldn`t even know where to begin. I guess I could go to howstuffworks...but i dunno.

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Male 453
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Male 453
primetimekin read KoalaMeatPie`s post on previous page. -KoalaMeatPie i swear to god, in every mac thread i see you fighting the good fight against the mactards, nice post brethrin ^_^.
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Male 7,933
Gen_ex said something that should come to all of our attentions. Its not a multi function laptop. I guess this isnt meant for the average computer user but rather some business executive who doesnt want his employees messing around in a computer. this is good for traveling and work purposes for your other needs get a regular macbook
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Male 833
and even with all its faults im still gonna see people buying it cause who wouldnt want to pay that much to fit something into a manila envelope
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Male 7,933
10 good reasons why you SHOULD buy it.
1.It fits in an envelope
2. The track pad is cool
3. It fits in an envelope
4-10 fits in an envelope
Macbook air, why not.
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Male 7,933
1. Macs are better than Windows (I own both)
2. BUT IT CAN FIT IN AN ENVELOPE!!!!

This isnt something I would buy, but I would love to win it in a sweepstake or see someone else buy it and put it in an envelope. The trackpad is nice but if I were to buy a laptop I would still choose the macbook pro.

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Male 1,386
...but it fits in an envelope.
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Male 162
I`m a mac user, and I still think this laptop is a piece of sh-t.
And for whoever said the iphone isn`t selling well, the iphone is selling better than your windows mobile. Maybe you shoulddo a little researchbefore you post your opinions, which, in the face of facts and statistics, are just opinions.
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Female 660
lol Koala
anywayz,they call laptops notebooks here,(the netherlands)eventhough people know them as laptops. I had to use different servers and mediums for work,but I have to say,my regular fun time laptop is way better.It has 5 usb ports,I can use any webcam I want,mics,headphones,printers whatever I want.I don`t get why anyone would pay for a mac air without all the "extra" things regular notebooks usually have.It has wireless and a USB Ethernet Adaptor .The point is basically,whoever buys this is a..not so smart..

Oh and I remember being a lil jealous when I saw a big ass laptop once,mega hard drive.Hellooo much better!forgot what it was,all I knew was that it wasn`t a mac

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Male 646
If anything... I need 10 Good Reasons Why I Should Buy the MacBook.
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Male 358
Ghostofme- Mine is a thermaltake Armor, 250mm fan. Has the power to make any mac run crying to Steve Jobs.
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Female 122
GeN_Ex:

"Notebook" is a term thrown around these days, I`ve noticed. A lot of companies will call all laptops notebooks. So just saying "Oh, well, they call it a notebook" doesn`t forgive the fact that it`s seriously lacking.

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Female 122
I used to want one of these when they first came out...Then I read up and realized what a huge ripoff it is. My $800 Vaio is better than that thing. Yay for saving $1200!
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Male 85
But it fits into a manila envelope!
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Male 666
agentkeg, if I was super rich, I would buy the entire Apple company, with all their Mac Airs, and destroy every formerly-Apple asset, to do the world a favor and save people from their own stupidity.
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Male 666
Kougaiji, if you`re not using linux on a PC, you have a server computer in your home?
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Female 61
I haven`t seen one person come in here and actually say they would buy one of these. All of you seem to be arguing and debating just to see yourself say it.
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Female 283
I personally like PCs better anyway, the only Apple thing I have is an iPod. And whenever I see an advert for this, I think about how easily you could snap it in half. If I ever get a laptop, I`m going to make sure it`s a PC.
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Male 2,576
GeN_Ex: There actually is a Notebook which is thinner, and cheaper then the Air on the market right now:


THAT is a notebook. It`s also loads faster then the Air, never runs out of batteries.

Doesn`t Run MP3s? Well, for you member of the cult of mac:


There.

I saved you 2800$.

Truth be told, it outperforms the Air.

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i`ve had 3 notebooks in my life, the mac was to only one that broke :( just out of the blue one day. so i went back to thinkpads and never looked back
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Female 1,589
LOL at the people who actually went and bought one. XD
Suckers.
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Male 604
PCs suck ass.

Macs suck ass, poo, and Steve Jobs`s rooster.


/Linux user.

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Male 275
Does NO-ONE realise that the Mac Air is designed as a notebook, not a multi-functional laptop? Seriously, watch the adverts and it specifies it`s a notebook. That having been said, I can`t think of why anyone would want one anyway. Just use your PC for christs sake.
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Male 2,616
I just don`t want a computer that will snap in half if I sneeze.
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Male 238
i dont care how thin it is...if you want something thats portable, get a smaller laptop... I still prefer my macbook pro...had it for 2 years and i bet its still faster than the air even if i ripped the processer out of it...
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Female 45
I`m definitely a Mac user (use PCs just fine, too, but prefer the Mac), but there is no way someone could convince me to buy this thing. Biggest waste of money I`ve seen yet.
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Male 516
Point is, even though it`s a beast of a machine, it has more power in it than five of those little MacBook Airs and cost $1,000 less to build. Here`s what I think of Mac:

F U

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Male 516
I recently built a gaming PC that is encased inside of an Xclio Twin Engine case that has 2 250mm fans. Anyone who has never seen that case, do a Google search. It`s massive. But you know why I picked such a big case: UPGRADES!

(Plus, it does actually look really cool).

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Male 578
Anyone who buys this is a tool.
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Male 453
Macs are made for those who cant understand a simple UI, dont know what a cd drive is, dont know what a hard drive is and cant comprehend anything beyond custom brushes in photoshop. Im sure plenty of "cool kids" will buy into this *creative dream* getting it home only to realize their grandmas pc will run adobe and the air will barely run anything other than itunes (at a push.. with 80gb youl be lucky to fit on a couple of movies before it implodes). i wouldnt be surprised if someone tries to defend this $3000 silver sprayed piece of plastic with the comeback "its for creative types"... in which ill respond "im sure editing a 1 minute video of yourself mastur|bating over a single usb port constitutes creativity"
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Male 151
"Seriously though, if you`ve got the money to buy yourself the "air", your more than likely to have another laptop hidden somewhere in your house, and as Lumpychump pointed out, for all we care its slim, sexy, and definitely a prized possession by anyone that owns it. Who cares if its poo? It looks amazing!"


Your an idiot. Plain and simple.

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Male 1,556
I have been trying to tell the world but nooooooooooooo, and now salvation has reached us all. Logic bless you.
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Female 1,545
Apple has found society`s weakness (preference for ultra mod versus practical) and plays on it. For cold hard cash. Sickos.

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Female 2,196
i wouldnt buy it even if it was good thats too expensive
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Male 1,406
it looks cool though lol
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Male 64
Haha. Not only is Steve Jobs, a douche, he`s been proving himself a bigger and bigger idiot.

Oh, and for all of you idiots in here fighting over PC vs. Mac, you`re idiots. The only way to get a good computer is to build it yourself.

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Male 121
WHO THE F*CK CARES?!? IT FITS IN A MANILA ENVELOPE!!!


Macbook Air sucks. I`d rather spend that $1800-3000 on Alienware or maybe an XPS.

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Male 83
SORPLECHOMP!!
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Male 300
Even though I wasn`t going to buy it, I don`t want to be it more now
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Male 121
Windows is an easy target for all kinds of pompous vitriol, but it`s all right really - The Mac-Book air is a rubbish turdy lump of bad ideas wrapped up in an aesthetically pleasing plastic box that is small enough to fit in an envelope. The point is - Windows is useful, Mac Book Air is not.
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Male 555
And ONE reason you SHOULD by the AirBook: It doesn`t run Windows :-D
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Male 10
arasheht, you sir, are a moron. If I had the money to afford that, I would STILL buy something WORTH buying. Like, I dont know, a laptop WITH a CD drive? It doesn`t look good. It looks like you could break it seconds after you take it out of the box. Yet another failure of an idea from those cretins `Apple`.
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Male 2,113
meh boring
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Male 83
Seriously though, if you`ve got the money to buy yourself the "air", your more than likely to have another laptop hidden somewhere in your house, and as Lumpychump pointed out, for all we care its slim, sexy, and definitely a prized possession by anyone that owns it. Who cares if its poo? It looks amazing!
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Female 387
Have to wonder how they came up with this one...

Steve Jobs: Oh no! The iPhone isn`t selling as well as we predicted it would! What are we going to do?
Apple Designer: Actually, I have an idea.
SJ: What is it?
AD: I`ve come up with the thinnest laptop in the world... except for some machines nobody`s ever gonna remember.
SJ: Cool! Is it any good?
AD: No, but I`m sure people will ignore that if we tell them how thin it is.
SJ: Okay, we need to get mass-producing these things quick. Get the marketing team working on advertising.
Marketing: Yes boss. How small is this thing?
AD: It`ll fit into one of those vanilla envelopes.

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Male 3,301
Yeah, its a terrible computer, and Lumpychump said it right about the target audience. But I honestly dont see why there seems to be a particularly big fuss about this new Mac. It`s just another overpriced novelty item for those who have the blood money to burn. The market is full of such things, anyway.

It will pass.

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Male 146
I thought this when i first saw it! If you think about it only appple could get away with marketing this!

"yeah it`s like a laptop only thinner! Only to make it thinner we had to do away with some of the things you really don`t need like USB ports and an optical drive(!?) Also we have made it twice as expensive as any other laptop cos WE ARE APPLE"

Apple fluked the IPOD and are now on diminishing returns with each new product getting more desperate.

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Male 206
Apple: Ripping customers off since 1976.

Seriously, Macs are bad. :(

PC`s are the best. :)

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Male 377
LMAO It`s not even the thinnest!!! There whole thing behind it is "the worlds thinnest laptop." and thats a lie. Good job apple for once again bringing new meaning to the word fail.
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Male 121
Hey Invalok - it`s not for people who understand computers - it`s for unthinking peons who put more importance in hype and style than substance. Anybody want a PC vs Mac debate (again)? This would have been behind the curve 3 or 4 years ago! It`s called the Mac-Book `Air` because that`s what`s between the ears of those who comprise the target audience. And it probably smells of poo - it certainly sounds like it.
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Female 674
... 1. FAIL.
PC OWNS.

Who needs a thin computer, honestly?
Especially a crap one?

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Male 4,012
bbbbut it`s a Mac!!!

Incoming Mac fanatics that will buy this laptop no matter what in 3... 2...

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Male 724
I honestly don`t understand why anyone who understands computers would buy a Macbook Air.
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Male 20,917
Link: 10 Good Reasons Why You Shouldn`t Buy the MacBook [Rate Link] - Apparently there are many shortcomings that you need to consider before purchasing Apple`s MacBook Air.
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