bookmark_border‘Air’ is Applish for ‘netbook’

What should one call a computer with the following specs?

  • 11-inch monitor
  • 64GB flash storage
  • 2GB memory
  • weight: 1.06 kg

I’m pretty sure that most people would call this a netbook, but Apple don’t like netbooks, so they call it the MacBook Air.

I can only conclude that Air is Apple-speak for ‘netbook’.

Of course, by not calling it a netbook, they think they can defend the price (£849), which is very high compared to non-Apple netbooks with similar specs.