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thehuhman
Feb 14, 2008, 07:53 AM
I've had my MBA for a week now, and have started taking it with me. I've taken it to business meetings, as well as social gatherings, and the response is unbelievable! Everyone flocks to it. I make no introductions. They just see it, and from across the room... they come running.

I've had a lotta toys over the years, including the original iPod, and the iPhone, and never experienced such a reaction from others. OK. Yes, it DOES feel good, to show it off a bit. The only problem so far, is that we got so carried away with it in a meeting this morning, that we didnt have time for the actual meeting. It's been rescheduled. I will leave the MBA home... LOL :D
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:apple: 1.6 GHz / 80 GB / SuperDrive



deniser
Feb 14, 2008, 07:57 AM
You can always leave it with me if you like :D

tsincaat
Feb 14, 2008, 08:02 AM
Nice to hear. You should start charging admission fees for viewing.

clayj
Feb 14, 2008, 08:07 AM
I've had my MBA for a week now, and have started taking it with me. I've taken it to business meetings, as well as social gatherings, and the response is unbelievable! Everyone flocks to it. I make no introductions. They just see it, and from across the room... they come running.

I've had a lotta toys over the years, including the original iPod, and the iPhone, and never experienced such a reaction from others. OK. Yes, it DOES feel good, to show it off a bit. The only problem so far, is that we got so carried away with it in a meeting this morning, that we didnt have time for the actual meeting. It's been rescheduled. I will leave the MBA home... LOL :D
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:apple: 1.6 GHz / 80 GB / SuperDriveI would imagine over there in "Eastern NC", people would be impressed by pretty much anything. ;) (I keed, I keed. My mom's family hails from Eastern NC and I love it over there.)

But I agree: I took my MBA down to my local fave restaurant/bar this past weekend, and people were oohing and aahing over it. It's the same reaction I've had to my iPhone when I first got it, and a couple of different iPods (especially the first nano). Good design is something that people just instinctively "get"... if I had to pick one person at Apple who is indispensible, it would not be Steve Jobs; it would be Jonathan Ive, the head designer. Dude knows what he's doing.

NC MacGuy
Feb 14, 2008, 08:24 AM
People are liking it in mid-NC, too! And I agree, the design is fantastic. When first announced impression was meh - too little parts, too big machine, batery, etc.. After really analyzing what I do with a laptop and how much I travel, I've come to realize Apple knew more about what I needed than I did.

Traveling with it is a dream. Do you have the reaction that a lot of people when they see it have this desire to touch & hold it?

ctt1wbw
Feb 14, 2008, 08:29 AM
Is that all you have to do nowadays to get meetings rescheduled? I'm bringing mine with me everyday now. :D

fk51785
Feb 14, 2008, 08:42 AM
Can't wait til' I get mine. I expect to get mine today around 3PM.

Cybergypsy
Feb 14, 2008, 09:16 AM
its just beautiful, nothing left to say.

dahcheet
Feb 14, 2008, 09:20 AM
Is that all you have to do nowadays to get meetings rescheduled? I'm bringing mine with me everyday now. :D

Hmmm, this is an interesting idea....

I haven't taken mine out at all yet. I had it sent to my office because no one would be available at home to sign for it and that was the only time some of the guys at work were able to see it. I'm thinking about bringing it in tomorrow because we just had our cafe open and they have open wireless for us to use in there. I wonder what kind of reaction I'll get.

cohibadad
Feb 14, 2008, 10:42 AM
yeah. That's the downside to having anything new, cool and unusual on display. I loved my previous car but I had strangers coming up to me all the time to look at it, ask about it and tell me how beautiful it was. People would signal me to roll down my window at stop lights, they'd walk up to me in grocery store parking lots at midnight. I had a guy run up from a car 3 cars back at a stop light and tap on my window and I'm thinking dang did I do something wrong and he just wanted to ask what year mine was. I'm kind of dreading the day I get wireless sorted out at work because I plan to carry my MBA around everywhere. It's fun at first, but the time it takes to answer questions and show stuff gets old.

ajaidev
Feb 14, 2008, 12:10 PM
My first ipod was a mini which ppl loved mainly because of its bold colour. Everone, was like how much is it for then i got the same remarks for the ipod touch which replaced my mini.

But MBA is a special treat rather than any ipod, its a full computer so so thin and lovely... allready i have inspired a no. of ppl to buy one as a gift for them selfs (To justify the price)!!!

The sad part is that Iphone has not launched in India which is kinda sad really!:(

kanon14
Feb 14, 2008, 12:36 PM
This is exactly what I experienced today. I had my MBA shipped to my office (actually it's a high school since I'm a teacher) and it arrived today. I opened the box in the afternoon after class and half of the teachers in the staff room were gone but the moment I opened it, all teachers came and drooled over it. In about 5 minutes the VPs heard of it and came over too. Everyone was talking about how thin it is, how light and sexy it is. When I said that the battery life is about 4-5 hrs with normal usage so teachers actually thought that is a pretty amazing battery life for how thin it is. I have an iPhone too but not many of them were interested in it when I first brought it to work. But at the same time 80% of them think the Air is too expensive :p

dibara2003
Feb 14, 2008, 02:03 PM
the power of the MBA. i had it at work to take notes for a meeting and everyone just came to play with it. unfortunately, my meeting wasn't cancelled

thehuhman
Feb 14, 2008, 11:51 PM
I would imagine over there in "Eastern NC", people would be impressed by pretty much anything. ;) (I keed, I keed. My mom's family hails from Eastern NC and I love it over there.)

But I agree: I took my MBA down to my local fave restaurant/bar this past weekend, and people were oohing and aahing over it. It's the same reaction I've had to my iPhone when I first got it, and a couple of different iPods (especially the first nano). Good design is something that people just instinctively "get"... if I had to pick one person at Apple who is indispensible, it would not be Steve Jobs; it would be Jonathan Ive, the head designer. Dude knows what he's doing.

What a coincidence. I moved down east FROM Charlotte! I still love it back there in the big city. And I visit my old friends whenever I can. But, I love it down here too. I live in New Bern.

JOHNGAETANO
Feb 15, 2008, 05:12 AM
That's nice.

Every single time I take something new to a meeting, or anywhere, the first thing people do is say "How much was it", "Must be nice to be rich", etc....

I hate that.

agent mac
Feb 15, 2008, 05:27 AM
So what WAS the car that got so much attention!!!:D

tremendous
Feb 15, 2008, 10:45 AM
taking it to social occasions, huh? you really must be the life and soul of any party.

jnc
Feb 15, 2008, 11:16 AM
taking it to social occasions, huh? you really must be the life and soul of any party.

Judge not lest ye be judged, etc. I mean, you are posting on a Mac forum, on the internet, on a Friday night. :cool:

jackc
Feb 15, 2008, 11:21 AM
That thing must be a chick magnet, I think I'm gonna get a little chihuahua and sit on a park bench pretending to write a novel.

tremendous
Feb 16, 2008, 06:37 AM
Judge not lest ye be judged, etc. I mean, you are posting on a Mac forum, on the internet, on a Friday night. :cool:

nah, i was still at work!

drchipinski
Feb 16, 2008, 07:46 AM
I've had my MBA for a week now, and have started taking it with me. I've taken it to business meetings, as well as social gatherings, and the response is unbelievable! Everyone flocks to it. I make no introductions. They just see it, and from across the room... they come running.

I've had a lotta toys over the years, including the original iPod, and the iPhone, and never experienced such a reaction from others. OK. Yes, it DOES feel good, to show it off a bit. The only problem so far, is that we got so carried away with it in a meeting this morning, that we didnt have time for the actual meeting. It's been rescheduled. I will leave the MBA home... LOL :D
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:apple: 1.6 GHz / 80 GB / SuperDrive

Not to sound like an jerk, but why would you bring a $2000 computer to a social gathering?

I think the Air is an incredible looking little machine...I have just had two defective ones that keep my rating a bit lower than most. :D

duffyanneal
Feb 16, 2008, 07:59 AM
Not to sound like an jerk, but why would you bring a $2000 computer to a social gathering?

I think the Air is an incredible looking little machine...I have just had two defective ones that keep my rating a bit lower than most. :D

Maybe the social gathering was a bunch of gadget nerds having beer (that's scary). You need to open your mind a little. :D

thehuhman
Feb 18, 2008, 08:06 AM
Let me restate the part about social gatherings...
In addition to the usual meetings of the work day, I took the MBA to an after-hours gathering of my geek friends. Maybe the term "social gathering" was misleading. It was more like a "non" business meeting... but now really. Aren't we getting a little off subject?:rolleyes:

PDE
Feb 18, 2008, 08:17 AM
I was sitting in a coffee shop the other day and a group of people (not gadget herds and both men and women) came up and wanted to check it out, lift it and touch it. I'm not that excited about being the focus of attention, but I suppose it will stop once people see more of them. Still, it shows what an impressive marketing machine Apple has - as well as what a great looking computer they've produced.

khosna
Feb 18, 2008, 08:18 AM
I took my MBA to a restaurant with my wife to meet a friend of mine and his wife. My friend is a gadget guy like me and he only reason I would take the MBA to a restaurant. Anyway I took it out of the inter-office envelop I brought -- for dramatic effect -- and of course he was impressed. The wives were to some extent as well.

After a few minutes a woman and her group (two couples) come over and said "Excuse me but can I ask a question?" So here I am ready to say yes it is the new MBA, and yes it is thin, and yes it is lightweight, etc. Then to all our astonishment the lady asked about geese she saw off the interstate (she happened to be from Toronto) that looked like Canada geese but weren't. Luckily my friend knew his geese and went on for 10 minutes about the Snow geese and all the trouble they cause because of their large flocks.

We all laughed the rest of the night about how geese up-staged my shining new MBA.

JDR
Feb 18, 2008, 08:24 AM
So what WAS the car that got so much attention!!!:D


Ditto, what was it?!

kanon14
Feb 18, 2008, 09:40 AM
I took my MBA to a restaurant with my wife to meet a friend of mine and his wife. My friend is a gadget guy like me and he only reason I would take the MBA to a restaurant. Anyway I took it out of the inter-office envelop I brought -- for dramatic effect -- and of course he was impressed. The wives were to some extent as well.

After a few minutes a woman and her group (two couples) come over and said "Excuse me but can I ask a question?" So here I am ready to say yes it is the new MBA, and yes it is thin, and yes it is lightweight, etc. Then to all our astonishment the lady asked about geese she saw off the interstate (she happened to be from Toronto) that looked like Canada geese but weren't. Luckily my friend knew his geese and went on for 10 minutes about the Snow geese and all the trouble they cause because of their large flocks.

We all laughed the rest of the night about how geese up-staged my shining new MBA.

That really got me laughing. Nice story

lewisozz
Feb 19, 2008, 06:09 AM
i just got a MBA from apple store and i was meeting my girlfriend at starbucks and she wants to keep it. She says it "CUTE". :eek:

CalMin
Feb 20, 2008, 09:11 AM
I took mine to grad school on Monday night. Everyone crowded me an drooled. I swear this thing has pheromones coming out of it...