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Reason077
Jan 15, 2008, 11:08 PM
The MacBook Air has a "redesigned" Magsafe power connector. Obviously the Air's 45W power adapter will not work with a MacBook or MacBook Pro, but is it possible to use a regular MacBook magsafe adapter with a MacBook Air?



phungy
Jan 16, 2008, 05:06 AM
The MacBook Air has a "redesigned" Magsafe power connector. Obviously the Air's 45W power adapter will not work with a MacBook or MacBook Pro, but is it possible to use a regular MacBook magsafe adapter with a MacBook Air?

Engadget claims it does (the regular magsafe will work with the MBA).

samh004
Jan 16, 2008, 05:07 AM
No one has one yet, but I think you can use the MBP adaptors with MB's and vice versa, so maybe they'll "throttle down" so as not to screw the device, however there's only one way to find out.

neiltc13
Jan 16, 2008, 05:08 AM
I get the impression it will prop the computer up on its side because the connector is straight out.

phungy
Jan 16, 2008, 05:14 AM
I get the impression it will prop the computer up on its side because the connector is straight out.

Yep, Engadget did say that as well.

Reason077
Jan 16, 2008, 05:28 AM
Hmm. Perhaps the regular MacBook adapters will be redesigned with this L-shape connector too. It looks like this design might avoid the "breakage where the cable meets the connector" problems that the current design tends to suffer from.