Using the MacBook Air as a kitchen knife

Apple's MacBook Air notebook definitely has a number of cool features. The most notable thing just from looking at the notebook is its thin design. It's just .68 inches thick for both the 11 inch and 13 inch models. Now it looks like there's a trend developing where people are using the MacBook Air for some applications other than running iTunes or surfing the web. As reported by CNN, there are now people who are posting up videos showing the MacBook Air being used as a kitchen knife.

Several of the videos, including the one shown below, come from a person in Japan who films the MacBook Air cutting through an apple (yes, the irony is not lost on us), along with mushrooms, a shrimp and Chinese cabbage. A Japanese web site has even more MacBook Air food cutting pictures, including the notebook slicing its way into a corn cob, carrots and some kind of meat. Yet another web site has the notebook cutting into a bread loaf.

We could see using the MacBook Air as a bit of a time saver if you don't have any sharp knifes around but obviously using a notebook that costs $1,000 or more to slice up food can also be a very pricey proposition. However, we would also love it if the MacBook Air or perhaps the upcoming and equally thin Ultrabook-based notebooks could be used as the items used by the contestants in one of those food based reality shows like Top Chef or Hell's Kitchen. Hey, it could happen.

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If only people channeled all these ideas and energy into something more worthwhile... On another note I don't think the pH acidic levels work well with the Mac's anodized aluminium...

Dusco25 said,
the apple was already cut.. You can see it clearly

I too noticed that and don't go into technicality part. Just enjoy the video

maybe they really had to find other uses for the macbook air. look, they can't even afford a decent kitchen knife now after giving all their money for that shiny new macbook air.

Right, because MBA is an expensive knife that ALSO doesn't work that well as a knife . Apple needs all the PR it can get.

BK201 said,
Right, because MBA is an expensive knife that ALSO doesn't work that well as a knife . Apple needs all the PR it can get.

Need all the PR they can get? Hate to break it to you but Apple is the largest tech corp in the world...its the others who are playing catch up and need PR....i can think of a tech corp that is in dire straits of some good PR, you know that company that put out a failed competitor to the iPod, a failed OS in 2006, a failing competitor to iOS and a shrinking market share

Cash Money Billionaire said,

Need all the PR they can get? Hate to break it to you but Apple is the largest tech corp in the world...its the others who are playing catch up and need PR....i can think of a tech corp that is in dire straits of some good PR, you know that company that put out a failed competitor to the iPod, a failed OS in 2006, a failing competitor to iOS and a shrinking market share

Uhhhh... I'm quite sure the OP was being sarcastic. Apple does not need anymore PR, I mean, Neowin reports at least one or two Apple rumours per week!!

Anyone who didn't know that little piece of information you wrote would of had to be living under a rock for the past decade.

Navan said,
is it that sharp?

No... Neither is you standard issue ruler (the measuring tool) but you can still easily cut an apple with it...

digitheatre said,
It look dangerous to me if it can cut. The new design of lenovo ultrabook u300s looks better.

Not sure about better (eye of the beholder), but it's definitely very nice. I have a Macbook Air (work laptop) and I like almost everything about it except for that stupid wedge shape (and lack of a backlit keyboard, but the newer models have that).

digitheatre said,
It look dangerous to me if it can cut. The new design of lenovo ultrabook u300s looks better.
I just hope it doesn't become a murder weapon.

digitheatre said,
It look dangerous to me if it can cut. The new design of lenovo ultrabook u300s looks better.

Well it is on the 'cutting edge' of design

Yeah I like the old school Thinkpad design but the MacBook Pro design is pretty good too. It is amazing how the Thinkpad design has lasted so long with only very minor modifications - it is a testament to timeless design ascetics.

Hardcore Til I Die said,
Madness

indeed. I am assuming that macbook air will now be banned item to take on a plane considering it can be used as a weapon. LOL.