Flash Is In! The MacBook Air Has No Hard Drive…
By: Tony Novoa (Contributing Editor)
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Form And Function
You know that at MyRealityTech we are huge fans of innovative technology, especially when it incorporates form and function. Everyone knows that Apple’s Founder and mastermind, Steve Jobs is a visionary… always thinking ahead, sometimes many years ahead. We may remember his venture with Next Computer, a company that embraced incorporating revolutionary concepts for a computer platform incorporating a proprietary, object-oriented operating system, non-magnetic storage and many other innovations that were so far ahead of their time that the market struggled to adopt the platform.
Nevertheless, Jobs is not one to ever let adversity take him down, either professionally or personally. So, you may have noticed that in step with the original version, the latest incarnation of the MacBook Air, along with an even thinner frame, it does not offer a hard drive as an option. Instead, the latest MackBook Air tapers from just over half an inch to a tenth of an inch in thickness (.68-in to .11 inches) and weighs just 2.9 lbs. Contributing to its sleek profile, light weight, low power consumption and durability is a solid state drive (SSD), which ranges in capacity from 64GB to 256GB depending on the model. Starting at $999, it seems that the price point has finally been addressed when it comes to providing a laptop with a solid state drive, which in the past would represent a substantial jump in the purchase price.
Flash Or Nothing At All
As our very own Jenna Gonzalez will attest to, there is nothing like solid state media… she has long insisted in that option in her computing devices whenever it is available. I think I’ve heard her say in more than one occasion that it’s flash or nothing at all… now, it seems, Apple is laying down the gauntlet by not even offering a hard drive as a configuration option. Well, guess what? We have 10 of these babies burning a hole on our conference table that are anxious to find loving homes. So what are we to do? A giveaway contest of course!
Go here for more details on the Apple MacBook Air
So, tell us just how excited you are that the prospect of winning your very own MacBook Air. How do you feel about a computer with no hard drive? Are you ready to go diskless and embrace pure flash? Sound off, tweet about this contest and subscribe to MyRealityTech if you haven’t already.
We will be announcing details for the MacBook Air giveaway very soon. In order to avoid any conflict with our current giveaways such as the Sony Xperia X10 and the Nokia N8, we are planning to award the MacBook Airs right around Black Friday toward the Holiday Season. Details will soon be announced. For now, you may want to get a head start and follow @MyRealityTech on Twitter and “like” us on Facebook if you have not already done so. As with all our other contests, a substantial number of prizes will be awarded via these two avenues, so it pays to follow us!