MacBook Air is great kitchen knife, not bad laptop

A bizarre series of videos shows the MacBook Air being used to slice, dice and even peel vegetables. It's the most expensive knife ever.

The MacBook Air isn't short of skills -- Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, multi-touch trackpad, 1080p HD -- and now it can add slicing vegetables to its repertoire.

A bizarre series of videos shows one Japanese man using the edge of the razor-sharp laptop to dice mushrooms, cut an apple in half, and even slice shrimp. We know it's light, but we don't think this is what Apple had in mind for the super-slim notebook.

The videos were uploaded to YouTube over the weekend from the user ehitasakai. According to his channel, he's 29 years old and Japanese. A website also chronicles his technological cooking endeavours, complete with pictures of him buying the ingredients and carrying them home from the supermarket, then getting to work on them with his expensive electronics.

His attempt at slicing baby corn with his iPhone was a little less successful, though. Maybe he should've used the sharper edge of the iPhone 4 rather than his ancient 3GS.

It's not the first time someone's used the hideously expensive Air in the kitchen. When the original model launched back in 2008, this German man used it to cut a loaf, possibly because he thought it was the best thing since sliced bread.

The latest model's lighter weight makes it a more efficient knife, though the improved processing power doesn't add much.

We can't wait to see what happens when this guy gets his hands on the iPhone 5.

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