MacBook Air Sighted in the Philippines
Update: The Air is locally available at a price lower than we initially thought. See the comments for more details.
With the shipping date of the MacBook Air having long passed us by, it was only a matter of time before we saw the ultra-slim notebook in the Philippines.
That’s what happened yesterday when we dropped by the Greenbelt branch of Power Mac, an unimaginatively-named yet popular local Apple “Premium Reseller.” According to the salesman, the Air is currently on by-order basis, and will set you back Php 94,990. Pretty close to our original prediction of “near Php 100,000“. Power-users may have issues with the computer’s relative slowness, but it’s nothing the internet and email crowd can’t handle.
It’s quite different seeing the MacBook Air up close and personal, because we can honestly say that no picture or video accurately conveys just how thin the gadget is. But in many ways, the Air is just like any other computer. For instance, placing it on your lap is still a no-no to any male’s virility, thanks to the heat generated by its Core 2 Duo processor.
One thing’s for sure: our resident Mac expert‘s dreams have finally come true. A full review will follow once we get our hands on a unit.
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