Macbook Air an early Christmas present?

macbook air by dan taylor

Apple’s hot selling 11-inch MacBook Air sees shipping times slip
[Via AppleInsider]

New orders of the $999 11.6-inch MacBook Air are now estimated to ship within 1 to 3 business days, suggesting demand for the entry-level version of Apple’s new thin-and-light notebook lineup has been greatest in the first week of sales.

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I’ve had Macs since the original 128K. And in all those years I do not remember a laptop from Apple being so popular that its supplies were constrained.

But if these new Air laptops really will represent 17% of all Mac shipments this quarter, Apple had better find a way to produce enough of them.

I think the 11-inch will appeal to those who want an iPad’s light weight and responsiveness with a little more oomph for creating content. The iPad is wonderful in so many ways but it is not optimal – yet – for creating Keynote presentations, for example. A Macbook Air could be.

And I love this exchange in the comments:

Quote: Originally Posted by s4mb4 i ordered a 13″ Air from MacConnection on Tuesday and it is on my porch right now. Going to run home at lunch to grab it.
They left a MacBook Air on your porch and didn’t consider the possibility that it might get stolen? 201010271214.jpg

Quote:Originally Posted by Joe hs They left a MacBook Air on your porch and didn’t consider the possibility that it might get stolen?
I’ve spent the last hour trying to figure out where he lives.
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