fennel wrote:...sadly, it takes more than a phillips screwdriver to add an optical drive, or ethernet or firewire ports. This isn't a computer so much as an appliance. A pretty Bic notebook.
You can buy an external Super Drive for an extra $99. Also, if you already own another Mac-- which a lot of people who buy this will-- you can just wirelessly transfer music, photos, movies, programs, etc. So most users don't really need an external drive.
As a friend of mine said, who needs a drive anyway?
You can use the USB 2.0 ethernet adaptor if you want ethernet.
True, no firewire.
And the SSD hard drive is pretty amazing. It will last much longer than regular hard drives and should greatly increase the battery life. It's also incredibly sturdy compared to regular hard drives. A friend described it as "drop-kick sturdy."
Hell, yeah, it's an ultra portable, lightweight computer.