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munirmatnoh
Sep 5, 2012, 02:50 AM
HI, I'm still waiting for my MBA 2012. Its been shipped and probably will get it in two days. This is my first macbook and I really have little knowledge about macbook. These are my questions.

1. Do I need to calibrate my MBA once I get it?

2. Do games such as Diablo 3, WOW etc run on MAC OS X or Windows(bootcamp/parallels).

3. What are the things that I should do once I get my macs(important things)?

Cheers:)

-edited questions-

4. about external hdd, i have the normal one, can it operate on MAC. my friend said something about partitioning, so quite not sure about it. So I can use the normal external HDD without buying the specialize for Mac?



fleawannabe
Sep 5, 2012, 02:53 AM
HI, I'm still waiting for my MBA 2012. Its been shipped and probably will get it in two days. This is my first macbook and I really have little knowledge about macbook. These are my questions.

1. Do I need to calibrate my MBA once I get it?

2. Do games such as Diablo 3, WOW etc run on MAC OS X or Windows(bootcamp/parallels).

3. What are the things that I should do once I get my macs(important things)?

Cheers:)

1. Like the battery? If so then no.

2. I do not play games so do not know.

3. Click to Flash.

Enjoy.

will waters
Sep 5, 2012, 02:56 AM
- Yeah the 2012 MBA can run most games, i can easily run COD on my one (you will want to run in bootcamp for windows games)

- Essential apps: VLC

- Essential kit: External HDD

Hope this helps

Will

fleawannabe
Sep 5, 2012, 03:01 AM
+1 for VLC

munirmatnoh
Sep 5, 2012, 03:01 AM
1. Like the battery? If so then no.



so this article is not true is it?

http://macs.about.com/b/2012/06/14/calibrate-your-macbook-pro-or-macbook-air-battery.htm
http://macs.about.com/od/usingyourmac/qt/battery-calibration.htm

fleawannabe
Sep 5, 2012, 08:08 PM
so this article is not true is it?

http://macs.about.com/b/2012/06/14/calibrate-your-macbook-pro-or-macbook-air-battery.htm
http://macs.about.com/od/usingyourmac/qt/battery-calibration.htm

According to Apple the batteries in the new machines do not need to be calibrated like older models. I have not calibrated my 2012 MBP and I get 7 hours on moderate usage.

filmbuff
Sep 5, 2012, 09:54 PM
You don't need to calibrate the battery. Mine came 100% charged.

mattpreston11
Sep 6, 2012, 03:09 AM
1. Do I need to calibrate my MBA once I get it?

Absolutely not.

2. Do games such as Diablo 3, WOW etc run on MAC OS X or Windows(bootcamp/parallels).

I've ran Portal 2 and Fifa 12 superbly on my MBA 2012. Portal 2 was outstanding, Fifa 12 ran fine on low settings (through bootcamp). I'm currently trying to install Half Life 2 but my hotel internet this week is terrible..

3. What are the things that I should do once I get my macs(important things)?
+1 VLC
+1 ClickToFlash
I like to make the dock as small as possible (with magnification) to get more screen space.
Bootcamp early on I would say while you have lots of free space, Then you have it when you need it immediately.
Utorrent
Chrome for when Safari isn't compatible.
Flash player.
NTFS-3G

4. about external hdd, i have the normal one, can it operate on MAC. my friend said something about partitioning, so quite not sure about it. So I can use the normal external HDD without buying the specialize for Mac?

Install NTFS-3G (or similar app) Enables you to read/write to external drives formatted as NTFS (same as most windows drives).Dont mess about with separate partitions.



Wow I'm feeling helpful today.

MacLappy
Sep 6, 2012, 06:57 AM
2. Do games such as Diablo 3, WOW etc run on MAC OS X or Windows(bootcamp/parallels).


Yes WoW and Diablo 3 runs on Mac OSX. :D

lucidmedia
Sep 6, 2012, 09:14 AM
3. Click to Flash.


Why would this be necessary? My 2012 shipped without flash installed... I was under the impression that all macs no longer have flash installed from the factory...