The Macbook Air, Greatest Ripoff in History

Yes, you read that right. The Macbook Air is, in my opinion, the BIGGEST ripoff in consumer history. That includes such ventures as the Delorean, Milli Vanilli, and others. Its failure is also a throwback to the Edsel. Why? Well, let's dive into that.

First and foremost, Apple has become a hype machine. It's well known that any time they release a semi-decent product, they advertise it as if it were a prepackaged God sitting in a slick looking box. This especially counts for the MacBook Air. Cumulative studies have shown that MacBook Air and iPhone ads nearly DOUBLE the amount of commercials for PC's, mobile devices, etc. What's worse, these commercials give the impression that by buying into the product, you're an individual. It's especially disgusting because a majority of the Mac community is made up of social outcasts who just couldn't find their place in the world. Pity.

But let's ignore that fact for a moment, and take a look at the real issue: the Macbook Air sucks. No CD/DVD Drive?! That's okay, just buy more crap from Apple to pretend that you DO have one. You can download every game you need, buy all your movies from Apple, it's ALL GOOD, isn't it?

What really kills is the price, which is the most pitiful thing I've seen in quite some time. No matter how great a thin laptop like this could be, you have to spend $1700 to get a stripped down laptop with less features, less storage, and less capabilities than any ordinary laptop. Sure, it's still cheaper than a Macbook Pro, but once you get over the fact that you can fit it into an envelope, there's just not much to it.

From all the brief floor shows I've seen it at, let me say this: it's ugly. When I picked it up, I felt like I could break the damn thing in half, on accident, still voiding my Apple warranty. It was slightly slower than the ordinary Macbook. Not only that, I was afraid to type anything at all, as it felt that my fingers would've broken straight through!

And finally, the storage is a joke. 80 Gigabytes for an overpriced laptop? You've got to be kidding me. When an iPod stores more data than your computer does, something is very, very wrong.



April 20, 2008 at 12:20 PM

Wow, great review!
This ought to go on !


April 21, 2008 at 5:43 PM

Such raw apple hatred!