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Needs docking options!
Authored by: _merlin on Jan 15, '08 07:52:00PM

I would buy the thing if it had two things: swappable batteries and a docking connector. I'd want to be able to plug it into a mini-dock (like you could with the old PowerBook duo) to get more USB ports FireWire, Ethernet, etc. Also, swappable batteries are a must, especially considering other subnotebooks have "up to 12 hours" battery life while this MacBook Air has a seriously underwhelming "up to 5 hours".



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Needs docking options!
Authored by: siliconman on Jan 15, '08 08:53:19PM

Precisely. With a docking station or mini-docks I would probably have dug into my savings. The puny drive and lack of changeable batteries just give me two more reasons to keep my money.



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Needs docking options!
Authored by: jeremyp on Jan 20, '08 05:05:07PM

You could get a USB hub to provide some of the missing ports. I thought of doing that until I realised that the USB hub plus power supply plus USB to ethernet etc probably brings the weight back up to the MB pro level, so why not get an MB pro especially as you can get a better spec for the same money.



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