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ahaxton
Feb 4, 2008, 09:57 AM
LOL the associate didnt believe me I had a macbook air reserved in the back. I got it!!!!! Pics coming soon



psychofreak
Feb 4, 2008, 10:06 AM
Congratulations :)

Time to change your sig then...

seecoolguy
Feb 4, 2008, 10:10 AM
LOL the associate didnt believe me I had a macbook air reserved in the back. I got it!!!!! Pics coming soon

how did you reserve one?

miloquacious
Feb 4, 2008, 12:54 PM
LOL the associate didnt believe me I had a macbook air reserved in the back. I got it!!!!! Pics coming soon

have seen your other posts on the "stores" thread about trying to get one.

congrats! that's awesome. :D

i'm still waiting and trying to remain patient.

mashoutposse
Feb 4, 2008, 01:06 PM
CONGRATS! Finally that Black Card is good for something ;)

ahaxton
Feb 4, 2008, 04:20 PM
haha!

I was constantly in contact with this store, up to the highest levels, made lots of personal shopper appointments. Made myself well known with the staff. That's about the only way you can reserve one of the very few units that come in. And of course if you come off as a high roller I think that can help too.

ctt1wbw
Feb 4, 2008, 04:36 PM
Little do they know... you went back home to your double-wide! :D


j/k of course!

ahaxton
Feb 4, 2008, 04:39 PM
Little do they know... you went back home to your double-wide! :D


j/k of course!

haha fortunately no acting involved :)

ahaxton
Feb 4, 2008, 04:40 PM
http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj116/nobilitybrokerage/DSC02288.jpg

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj116/nobilitybrokerage/DSC02286.jpg

iMpathetic
Feb 4, 2008, 04:43 PM
Nom nom nom! :D

Very tasty laptop. Congratulations.

ahaxton
Feb 4, 2008, 04:45 PM
Nom nom nom! :D

Very tasty laptop. Congratulations.


:)
I've never felt so satisfied by actually spending money to buy something lol.

techlover828
Feb 4, 2008, 04:50 PM
congrats, those things are so nice!

ctt1wbw
Feb 4, 2008, 04:54 PM
Look at the screen... yummy.

ahaxton
Feb 4, 2008, 05:16 PM
I love the lcd and led backlight on the MBA

ahaxton
Feb 4, 2008, 05:38 PM
Heres pics I took with my iphone this morning till my first boot in the car lol.

heatmiser
Feb 4, 2008, 05:45 PM
Very nice pictures. I was wondering when someone was going to post shots of the things...

ahaxton
Feb 4, 2008, 06:24 PM
More pics with iphone comparison and of packaging plus macbook air shopping bag.

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj116/nobilitybrokerage/DSC02297.jpg

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj116/nobilitybrokerage/DSC02294.jpg

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj116/nobilitybrokerage/DSC02292.jpg

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj116/nobilitybrokerage/DSC02290.jpg

ahaxton
Feb 5, 2008, 11:56 AM
I freakin love this thing!

Got over 6 hours of battery life during my regular use.

This thing makes like no noise either. Insanely quiet. LOVE IT.

kyleen66
Feb 5, 2008, 11:59 AM
Got over 6 hours of battery life during my regular use.

Congrats!

I've been reading that 6 hours isn't typical and was sort of disappointed in that.

I hope I do as well!

ahaxton
Feb 5, 2008, 12:03 PM
Congrats!

I've been reading that 6 hours isn't typical and was sort of disappointed in that.

I hope I do as well!

I guess it really depends on what you do, but I am definitely impressed since my old mac laptop couldn't do nearly as well with the basics.

PieMac
Feb 5, 2008, 04:19 PM
Glad to see that you finally got it! I got one yesterday too and am typing on it right now! :D

I called the Jacksonville Apple store and they had gotten about 10 in and I had them put one on hold for me and drove down and got it! I lost my discount with both Apple and Amazon and it was a 5 hour round trip drive, but it was well worth it! Love this thing!

dthree36
Feb 5, 2008, 04:51 PM
I went down to the Apple store at Barton Creek Mall in Austin and was the first one there 10 minutes before they opened. Once inside I asked the sales associate if they had any MBA in stock. The answer was no sorry. I hopped in my car and drove to an appointment and while I was driving call the other apple store. Well they had it up in North Austin but only the 1.6 GHZ version. I called back to the South store and they said, oh yes we do have the Air in stock, and we have both configurations. I drove back and picked up the 1.8 SSD version.

Funny thing is that I just dropped over 3k on this thing and i have no regrets so far. I must say that it is faster than I expected based on the posts on the net.

Who knows, I am sure the joy will run out quick once something else new is announced but for now. This laptop has been a joy and spending the money has actually made me happy unlike past purchases that I have regretted the minute I left the store.

ahaxton
Feb 5, 2008, 05:00 PM
I went down to the Apple store at Barton Creek Mall in Austin and was the first one there 10 minutes before they opened. Once inside I asked the sales associate if they had any MBA in stock. The answer was no sorry. I hopped in my car and drove to an appointment and while I was driving call the other apple store. Well they had it up in North Austin but only the 1.6 GHZ version. I called back to the South store and they said, oh yes we do have the Air in stock, and we have both configurations. I drove back and picked up the 1.8 SSD version.

Funny thing is that I just dropped over 3k on this thing and i have no regrets so far. I must say that it is faster than I expected based on the posts on the net.

Who knows, I am sure the joy will run out quick once something else new is announced but for now. This laptop has been a joy and spending the money has actually made me happy unlike past purchases that I have regretted the minute I left the store.


I've never loved a computer purchase as much as this one. I liked my first mac, but not nearly as much as this one. What I really like is none of my mac's have broken down or exploded. Reason why I switched to mac: 2 tower pc's blew up in a 18 month period. The first one burned out and never turned on again, then I replaced it and that one caught on fire lol.

I'm excited to see what rev 2 looks like lol.
Now what would be a hot announcement

MBA rev 2 and iPhone rev 2 at the same time with some shared features like built in 3g ;)

mrklaw
Feb 5, 2008, 05:15 PM
More pics with iphone comparison and of packaging plus macbook air shopping bag.


that thing looks thinner than the iphone! Is that real or just the angle of the photo?

ahaxton
Feb 5, 2008, 05:18 PM
that thing looks thinner than the iphone! Is that real or just the angle of the photo?

Yes the majority of it is thinner than the iphone.

GoCubsGo
Feb 5, 2008, 05:21 PM
Fantastic work there. It is a very nice machine. I think once more people start to show up with these the hate for them will cease.
Congrats on your new toy.

sowillo14
Feb 5, 2008, 05:21 PM
WOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!! AWESOME!!!!!
I want one, but if I buy it, it has to be a damn present for my wife:(

ahaxton
Feb 5, 2008, 07:56 PM
Fantastic work there. It is a very nice machine. I think once more people start to show up with these the hate for them will cease.
Congrats on your new toy.

I've had more reaction to it than my iPhone in public. Nothing negative. Everyone finds it cool. If there are a significant amount of haters, they don't display it lol.

Cybergypsy
Feb 5, 2008, 08:02 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2248/2243544123_2920cbd649_b.jpg

ahaxton
Feb 5, 2008, 08:05 PM
love it ;)

Jacqui83
Feb 5, 2008, 11:17 PM
You're lucky, I've been putting off ordering one online and I'll be leaving the states soon but sadly enough I can't find any for sale here in Missouri... I tried West County and they didn't know when they're getting the units for sale and St Louis well they got some and sold before I had a chance to get them.

I want a Macbook Air and trying to find one that'll arrive within the next 10 days is hard!

Where did you get yours?

ahaxton
Feb 5, 2008, 11:28 PM
You're lucky, I've been putting off ordering one online and I'll be leaving the states soon but sadly enough I can't find any for sale here in Missouri... I tried West County and they didn't know when they're getting the units for sale and St Louis well they got some and sold before I had a chance to get them.

I want a Macbook Air and trying to find one that'll arrive within the next 10 days is hard!

Where did you get yours?

My local apple store here in Atlanta.

Jacqui83
Feb 5, 2008, 11:33 PM
I hope the St Louis and West County stores get some in stock or even the University Bookstore before the 12th of Feb :confused:

ahaxton
Feb 5, 2008, 11:34 PM
I hope the St Louis and West County stores get some in stock or even the University Bookstore before the 12th of Feb :confused:

Majority of the stores aren't getting many in, and some are getting in like 10-20, crazy. The ones that aren't getting many seem to still deny they have any. Like the one I got it from. Make a personal shopper appt at all your local stores lol, mark it with MBA. Lets you connect with the staff better, more likely to reserve you one I think.

Jacqui83
Feb 5, 2008, 11:50 PM
Will try to do that.. By the way what do you think of it so far after using it for I guess more than 24 hours? Do you love it?

ahaxton
Feb 6, 2008, 12:00 AM
Will try to do that.. By the way what do you think of it so far after using it for I guess more than 24 hours? Do you love it?

Gosh in about 8 hours I will have already had it 48 hours. I absolutely love it.
Everything I could want in a laptop. Now it's an accessory for me wherever I am. Laptops have never been really portable enough for me to not think twice sometimes if I want to bring it here or there. Theres no second thoughts now. Being able to clasp onto it with one hand and have phone in the other hand for an hour is really nice too. Not tied down to anything with the MBA. I don't have a fear of breaking it either. It feels so durable and sturdy. It has a very futuristic scifi feel to it which I really like. It is still boggling my mind how I am carrying around a full featured simple and efficient to use gorgeous computer that is so portable. There was this scifi movie I watched with disposable cell phones. The futuristic look and ease reminds me a lot of the MBA. Its so portable to me its like I picked up an electronic newspaper at a stand

Jacqui83
Feb 6, 2008, 12:21 AM
That sounds great... I can't wait to own one! I hope its rather sooner than later!

ahaxton
Feb 6, 2008, 12:23 AM
That sounds great... I can't wait to own one! I hope its rather sooner than later!


Good luck on your search!

cherishbearpapa
Feb 6, 2008, 12:41 AM
Could you please try this sample of Transformers in 1080p with your new Air and let me know if it's watchable (smooth/jerky)?

http://rapidshare.com/files/65877715/Transformers.HDDVD.1080p_20DTS.x264-CtrlHD.part1.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/65877592/Transformers.HDDVD.1080p_20DTS.x264-CtrlHD.part2.rar

Please use VLC to play the file above.
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-macosx.html

THANKS A MILLION MATE!!!!!!

ahaxton
Feb 6, 2008, 05:19 PM
Could you please try this sample of Transformers in 1080p with your new Air and let me know if it's watchable (smooth/jerky)?

http://rapidshare.com/files/65877715/Transformers.HDDVD.1080p_20DTS.x264-CtrlHD.part1.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/65877592/Transformers.HDDVD.1080p_20DTS.x264-CtrlHD.part2.rar

Please use VLC to play the file above.
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-macosx.html

THANKS A MILLION MATE!!!!!!


I've watched 720p mkv very easily. No slowdowns to open the file or anything during playback. I'll try the 1080p mkv too and let you know.

ctt1wbw
Feb 6, 2008, 06:04 PM
I just got back from the Apple Store in Norfolk, VA. They apparantley had many Airs. After I left, they were minus one. This is one sweet machine. I loooove the screen. :)

ahaxton
Feb 6, 2008, 08:28 PM
The 1080p mkv did not play smoothly.
I'm guessing there is a possibility if theres a player that can adjust things while playing. Sort of like how a lets say blu-ray player with a 1080p file on it's hd will play smoothly on a 720p monitor.

I guess I can see if theres a better player out there that can play the file smoothly?

Jacqui83
Feb 7, 2008, 12:00 AM
I got it! Yaaaay!!! I called a couple of stores and found it was available but they were all two hours away or more. I found out that the University bookstore got them last night and I rushed over and grabbed the 1.6Ghz/80GB model and I'm in love with it!

ctt1wbw
Feb 7, 2008, 06:34 AM
The 1080p mkv did not play smoothly.
I'm guessing there is a possibility if theres a player that can adjust things while playing. Sort of like how a lets say blu-ray player with a 1080p file on it's hd will play smoothly on a 720p monitor.

I guess I can see if theres a better player out there that can play the file smoothly?


720p plays smoothly on mine. I didn't try the 1080p, but that didn't play too well on my 17" Dell laptop either. Overall, the Macbook Air is as fast as my Inspiron 1520 or faster, and boots a few seconds faster, too.

ahaxton
Feb 7, 2008, 12:00 PM
I got it! Yaaaay!!! I called a couple of stores and found it was available but they were all two hours away or more. I found out that the University bookstore got them last night and I rushed over and grabbed the 1.6Ghz/80GB model and I'm in love with it!

Congrats!

netdog
Feb 7, 2008, 01:09 PM
What is your impression of the SSD? Have you also tried the HD version? Really curious about this. Benchmarks are one thing, subjective experience is perhaps more important.

ahaxton
Feb 7, 2008, 01:21 PM
What is your impression of the SSD? Have you also tried the HD version? Really curious about this. Benchmarks are one thing, subjective experience is perhaps more important.

Yes, I have had a lot of hands on out of store experience with the HDD version.

SSD is really quite a big step up in my opinion. Its cooler to the touch after extended use. Its a lot faster for my OCD switching between things constantly for work. For the elements they say SSD is not a real improvement for, I don't notice since what really matters for me is app launches and general stuff like that. Battery power I think is one of the most noticeable things apart from the speed of the drive. It really does extend it a whole lot in the battery department. Under my regular work day I have ranged from just over 5 hours of battery life to the 6 range.

I also have a few theories about the fan issue, wobbling, and battery issues people claim. I think their all bugs (besides wobbling) that are in some way related to how everything software and hardware works together. I think the HDD version at this point is more prone to the speedy fan issue, wobbling and battery charging bug.
I think the SSD option is worth the extra money for most people.

Godiva
Feb 7, 2008, 01:36 PM
Will try to do that.. By the way what do you think of it so far after using it for I guess more than 24 hours? Do you love it?

I just got one from Galleria store at 11am, super drive also in stock. and best buy has the base model.

Jacqui83
Feb 7, 2008, 11:16 PM
Thanks Godiva, I might be passing by soon and getting the Superdrive and Ethernet USB Thing soon!

I am loving the Macbook Air!