I walked into the iSystem Apple Store in Sweifieh to finally get a replacement battery and a new power adapter for my 3.5 year old PowerBook G4 (no Intel Mac for me yet!).
As I walked into the store, I glimpsed something in the corner of my eye. Can it be true. Can that really be it.
Yes it was true. I saw it and I BELIEEEEEEVE! The MacBook Air. (OK I m overreacting here a bit).
This new Apple marvel looks and feels better than I thought. It is almost not there. Very light. Very thin. Slightly curved.
The first thing you want to do when you see it is lift it up to feel its lightness. It really feels like “the future is here”.
Before you get too excited and run over to iSystem let me tell you that this machine belonged to customer who happened to be in the the store to install something on . I actually met the proud owner. Everyone in the store was describing it as “Lateef” in Arabic, which translates into “nice” but is actually our reserved Jordanian way of saying “niiiiiiiiiiiiice.”
According to the people in the store, the MacBook Air will be available in Jordan in the coming few weeks and will be priced at “around 2000 JDs”. Ouch. But still, “Khafeef, Lateef”..
Read these related posts on 360east:
- The intel-based MacBook is out in BLACK (O, and in white too)
- New MacBook documentary: design and manufacturing fanaticism at its best
- Probably my next Mac. But that will have to wait..
- New unibody MacBooks spotted in Amman
- Check out the launch of the new Apple MacBooks at 8:00 pm Amman time
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