Noticed an interesting article on on Ars: http://arstechnica.com/journals/apple.ars/2008/01/25/macbook-air-battery-fairly-simple-for-mortals-to-replace
Apparently the MacBook Air battery is much easier to replace than the iPod or iPhone batteries. Surely a good thing, right? Well, it might be if they officially supported it by, I don’t know, off the top of my head, installing an eject button like every other laptop in the world, ever. What makes it interesting is that Apple apparently asked Gismodo, the source of the story, to remove an instructional video showing the replacement procedure.
The only conclusion seems to be that Apple does not want you to replace the battery yourself. They want you to pay to have them install a new one. They want you to lube up, and take it like a bitch. This is what I cannot understand about Apple zealots – Apple routinely gives them an electronic high voltage enema yet they lap up every opportunity to expose their back passages to more abuse.
The Air isn’t even that great. Compared to the Toshiba Portégé R500,it’s expensive and under powered. And yes, you can run MacOS on the Toshiba.