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Trend / Trend set by Apple with bad execution

I have found Apple had done few amazing design but not quite executed them in the correct way. By high pricing or just missing some very vital parts or wrong view of the design.
MacBook Air
Look at the MacBook Air which was a very short hype until people saw you could buy a normal MacBook for the same price with more features. And thin wasn't something to aim for because it was still very big to carry, also the price wasn't really that well.

The idea they might had was to make the smallest but ran to making the thinnest instead. And thin compared to small are 2 very different things. What is now really happening in the laptop world, the laptops are really getting smaller with the Netbooks or mini laptops. This trend was all set by the Asus EEE and made it every company follow it. And there are at the moment not really allot companies now trying to do the same as the MacBook Air.

What I would really want to see if Apple would go with the Asus EEE trend and have a 2nd generation of MacBook Air to be small and low cost like Asus EEE.
Time Capsule
This device a wireless network or wireless external hard disk is a great idea which really fit in well with the MacBook Air design however one flaw I see in this design. Not that because MacBook is already very expensive and you have to pay even more for an external hard drive. The flaw is that the MacBook Air was built to be mobile and that it is possible to travel easily around with it. The Time Capsule doesn't have a batteries and just more of a home server then to carry around.

What I would want to see in the future is that the Time capsule would shrink in size to be easily to carry around in your bag and would have a laptop battery built into it. That you have an external wifi harddisk which you can carry around to school, office or other places and sit behind a computer there and connect with the Time capsule inside your bag.

Future of laptops and external harddisk
Here are few very bold predictions about laptops and external hard disk. Laptops in the future will don't have to have a big hard disk, I see allot of companies now trying to make bigger harddrive and now specifically aiming for Solid State hard drives. However I think it doesn't really matter to have big hard drives, just have enough for the software that people need to use for the moment. For all the rest and personal files and data I would like them to design a external Solid Stade Hard drive with build in wifi like the Time Capsule, but it have to be in a reasonable size to carry around and have allot of battery life or special ways to recharge on a easy way (, a bit like the Airport Express).

These external wireless hard drive will be great for people to store big files to carry them around to use on various computers. Especially with those very small laptops which have a limited hard drive, this is a great solution so they don't have to plug all sort of things to those mini laptops to have more space for different data and files. If you would nowadays have a mini laptop and a normal external hard drive plugged it would he very unhandy to carry that mini laptop around with such a thing attached.

Another scenario is that you would never forget to unplug it and forget to take it with you because it is inside your bag and working wireless. Nowadays we had heard allot of stories of people forgetting their usb sticks, and also losing them because they are so small. This would not happen when you can easily work wireless and only have to take it out the bag to recharge or maybe to push the on an off switch.

Comments

silmaril said…
Well, I agree, I have a little studio out of home, and I have a Mac in there, but also I use a MacBook at home, and I store most of the informations and data in an external hard disk that usually it's at home, so it is difficult for me when I want to do something at my studio because I don't have the whole data for several projects and It's not practical to carry on with the LaCie disk from here to there, but I think is a natural evolution what you say, I don't think that we have to wait a lot to have a portable disk as you mention.
silmaril said…
Well, I agree, I have a little studio out of home, and I have a Mac in there, but also I use a MacBook at home, and I store most of the informations and data in an external hard disk that usually it's at home, so it is difficult for me when I want to do something at my studio because I don't have the whole data for several projects and It's not practical to carry on with the LaCie disk from here to there, but I think is a natural evolution what you say, I don't think that we have to wait a lot to have a portable disk as you mention.

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