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Tim Wilson
@David Lawrence
on Apr 16, 2012 at 9:12:47 pm

Agreed, David.

I think that Apple will also go further down the Air road. If past history is any indication, HP will announce new mobile workstations any day now, but the one currently available has the option to have the internal drive be a 128 or 256MB SSD drive, and yes, a full-bore Dreamcolor display. Timmy like!

It being HP, you can have a second drive if you want it, whether typical eSata or another SSD. I actually like this route a lot for myself, and would probably stick with the single 128gig-er. I'm working with fewer and fewer local files, and this makes a lot of sense. When I need "the rest of my stuff," it's on a 3TB USB2 drive that I got for $189...but I use that maybe once a month.

In fact, I found myself looking at the HP mobile workstation and thinking, why the heck can't I buy one without an internal optical drive? HP makes a nifty bus-powered USB THREE optical drive for $99. My wife has one for her HP consumer dawg (the Folio 13, which kicks ASS), and it kicks ASS.

So I imagine a MacPro Air kinda deal for the desktop, integrated with iCloud, with Thunderbolt for 10gigE and all kinds of storage IO with adapters being shown today. Much more appealing to me than a tower.

Give me internal power, connectivity, upgradeability, and strip the rest of that sh^t out.

Tim Wilson
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Creative COW Magazine
Twitter: timdoubleyou

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