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Woodcrest64
Feb 10, 2013, 10:37 PM
Just wondering.



wolfpuppies3
Feb 11, 2013, 09:40 AM
Main day to day machine is 15" MBP with 27" Apple monitor, blue tooth keyboard and magic mouse. Primary on the road working machine (photographer) is 13" 2012 MBA. Still use my 11" 2011 MBA as well.

A Hebrew
Feb 11, 2013, 10:26 AM
Took me a while to figure out the 1,1 2,1 3,1 thingy.

For people who are also having trouble, the bottom is the newest and the top is the oldest, going in order.

I will be running a 2012 MBA in a few days...trading my 13" Pro for it (Plus a small bit of cash)

mj1108
Feb 11, 2013, 05:20 PM
Running 4,2... still love it as much now as the day I got it. :)

WilliamLondon
Feb 11, 2013, 06:25 PM
Bought an 11" MBA i7 a few months ago that spent too much time in my bag for being such a beautiful and wonderful device, until I bought a nice big monitor for it, along with keyboard, mouse and Henge Dock, and now it sits beside my iMac 24" (which is getting a bit long in the tooth<sigh>) and gets as much or more use than its older desktop brethren. I love my MBA - I can pluck it from its dock, throw it in my bag and I never even notice I'm carrying it around, it's the best laptop I've ever owned, and it's the best companion and complement to my lovely iPad mini.

Woodcrest64
Feb 13, 2013, 05:18 PM
I'm some what surprised no one here is running the original Macbook Air.

csixty4
Feb 13, 2013, 05:25 PM
I was determined to hang onto my 3,1 for years, but my cat had other plans.

rekhyt
Feb 13, 2013, 05:54 PM
Main day to day machine is 15" MBP with 27" Apple monitor, blue tooth keyboard and magic mouse. Primary on the road working machine (photographer) is 13" 2012 MBA. Still use my 11" 2011 MBA as well.

How do you keep stuff in sync? Used to have a MacBook (2007) and a MacBook Pro (2009) and it was impossible to keep things in sync, so I decided to just use the MBP instead.

For me, 4,1. Planning to get MBA 8GB (Hopefully 16GB RAM will be available, maxed out i7 and 512GB for the 2013 model.

DJLC
Feb 13, 2013, 06:50 PM
Have a 13" 5,2 from work. Going to leave that job in December, and will probably buy myself a 13" 2013 model when they're out.

jabingla2810
Feb 14, 2013, 02:14 AM
13" Macbook Air 2012

256GB SSD and 8GB RAM

No idea what this is on the pick list, can't for the life of my figure out what the options mean!

glencnko
Feb 14, 2013, 05:09 AM
11

Abazigal
Feb 14, 2013, 06:14 AM
11" entry level 2012 macbook air hooked up to classroom projector, mirroring ipad screen via airserver. It is also my default laptop at work (replacing my work-issued tablet laptop).

At home, 27" imac, unless my dad is using it, then I fall back to my macbook.

Boyd01
Feb 14, 2013, 07:31 AM
My primary machine is a 13" late 2011 MBA i5/4GB/256GB. Too lazy to do a search and figure out those numbers in the poll. I use the MBA with my old 23" Apple Cinema Display, extended keyboard and wired mouse about 90% of the time. It replaced my 2008 15" MBP and I have been really happy with it.

Drew017
Feb 14, 2013, 08:12 AM
I have a Mid 2011 (4,1) (actually it was released in March 2012) base model 11 inch MacBook Air. It actually works very well for me as my main machine.

MiltonThales
Feb 14, 2013, 09:08 AM
How do you keep stuff in sync?

Dropbox.

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13" Macbook Air 2012

256GB SSD and 8GB RAM

No idea what this is on the pick list, can't for the life of my figure out what the options mean!

Under Apple menu, "About this Mac", "More Information", "System Report".

For any Mac, the first pane of System Report includes a Model Identifier. Apple drives me nuts because they assign the model identifiers and then, throughout Support, refer to MacBook Air Mid 2011, which is MacBookAir4,x.

I believe you will find yours is MacBookAir5,2.

OnEMoReTrY
Feb 15, 2013, 02:16 PM
3,2 and its been a great secondary computer for school. I will be using it until it dies as I only use it for school and I am in my final semester. I have a customized desktop that I use for everything else, and an iPad for entertainment uses. I doubt my air will get much use after I graduate.

blesscheese
Feb 15, 2013, 02:41 PM
I'm running an "old" 2009 MBA 2,1.

This thing runs great...I know it is "old" but it doesn't feel old. The SSD makes this thing fly against anything with a HD.

I'm starting to want more than 2GB of RAM. I can handle the 128GB SSD with no issue (in fact, I have a Bootcamp partition of about 50GB!) since I am comfortable with using my network backups.

I'm going to be looking seriously at upgrading when the new Haswell processors come out. I can wait, this thing is the best laptop I have ever had (and I've had a 5300, a 1400cs, a 2400c, a Lombard, a Pismo, and a Hackintosh MSI Wind...I've also been using Dell crap and decent Lenovo's at work).

BTW, the recent priced drop on Air's was sweet!