As I write on Conde Nast's men.style.com today, the latest Apple MacBook--called "the Air," and no, Michael Jordan isn't endorsing it--definitely doesn't make traveling with a computer as easy as I had hoped it would. By removing the optical drive, Apple has found a way to force you to use its new iTunes movie rental service ($4 a movie, $5 for an HD flick, though you can't watch that on a MacBook). Plus, Jobs didn't offer a more powerful battery. The new "Air" isn't just three pounds heavy (I've seen many lighter laptops before). It only runs for 5 hours with everything going--meaning WiFi and other internal features. Is Apple aware that many red-eyes with today's airport delays can keep you in a Boeing cabin for over 6 hours? How about the fact that we may still want to use our DVD's on the road--not only is this a move to oust Netflix, it's a move to increase Apple's monopoly on our minds. Although, as Mr. Jobs noted, the iTunes rental service works with all major studios. But what about rare stuff? Screeners? Home films? Must we digitize and backup everything? Seems like a lot of work. Anyway, the laptop's $1800, and that's hardly a deal when a similarly thin travel notebook from a few companies runs for more time and offers more travel-friendly features, such as internal GPS. As Pablo Picasso once wrote, "our future is in the air." Possibly. It's just not in the MacBook Air.