2 years ago when I predicted Apple would drop the optical drive, didn’t expect them to drop everything except the power cord as well.
Options for the MacBook Air include: an optical drive (SuperDrive), ethernet adapter, and a modem.
Honestly, I can’t remember the last time I used any of those things on my current machine s anyway (save the mini that’s now the house DVD player).
I love that Apple released a machine that’s honest about how we use computers today, without apologizing for yesterday. Though, I’m on a annual battery-replacement cycle for all my Apple *Books and iPods, I’m not digging the non-replaceable battery.
At >$3k for the high-end version – the MBA is already the must-have device of the year.