The new Macbook Stealth is not a compromise, it’s just
meeting its target market. The people who buy the MacBook
Air need it because it’s incredibly lightweight, not for
performance or productivity. If they want that then they
should buy a MacBook Pro.
Right now the MacBook Air has lots of competition, it’s not the
thinnest laptop in the world anymore and that’s losing them sales.
The Primary USP of the MacBook Air is how thin it is, and that
should be Apple’s main objective.
Prescient, given that March wrote this all the way back in January.
(My only quibble: Everything in design is a compromise. Of course the dearth of peripheral ports on the new MacBook is a compromise. What March is saying, and I agree with, is that it’s a smart, forward-thinking compromise.)