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Old Apr 5, 2011, 07:40 PM   #1
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Thumbs up MacBook Air owner's setups here

What's your setup consist of?

1. Which MacBook Air do you have?

2. Is the Air your main computer? Do you use it along with an external monitor, another computer(s), iPad or ?

3. Use a sleeve, skin, speck case? What kind of bag or backpack have you found suitable for the Air's?

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Old Apr 5, 2011, 08:08 PM   #2
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1. 13" ultimate

2. Nothing at the moment, but I'm planning on getting an iMac to do the heavier lifting as well as act as my media hub for the house when they get refreshed.

3. I put it in an Incase messenger bag that I got when I had my 15" MBP. I haven't seen any really nice small bags that I really like, so this one will have to do for now. I have been looking at getting a sleeve, so if anyone has any recommendations for a slim sleeve to put in a bag, let 'em fly.
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Old Apr 5, 2011, 08:23 PM   #3
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1. 11 inch 2/128 or 13 inch 4/256

2. My passport 1TB drive for backup or archived files that I seldom access.

3. Tumi briefcase, I just drop in the computer and go. When I travel really light, I use a SF bags envelope for the 13. I may buy one for the 11 as well as they give really good protection.

These MBAs are fabulous machines for my various work assignments.
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Old Apr 5, 2011, 08:35 PM   #4
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I have a 13 inch MBA Ultimate.

I don't use an external monitor but do still use a 17 inch MBP and an iPad, both of which I had when I got the MBA last October.

I have both a Marware Sportfolio Deluxe bag for the MBA and an Incipio sleeve.
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Old Apr 5, 2011, 08:37 PM   #5
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1) Base 11".

2) Functions as both my laptop and as my desktop when paired with 20" external.

3) Waterfield sleevecase, then just put inside my regular school backpack.
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Old Aug 11, 2011, 10:24 PM   #6
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I have a 13 inch MBA Ultimate.

I don't use an external monitor but do still use a 17 inch MBP and an iPad, both of which I had when I got the MBA last October.

I have both a Marware Sportfolio Deluxe bag for the MBA and an Incipio sleeve.
Just like you I have a 13 inch MBA ultimate + 17 inch' matte MBP ultimate.

I have a hard graft 2UN-FOLD bag...
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Old Apr 5, 2011, 08:37 PM   #7
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11.6" 1.4/4/64

1.5 TB External HD, LG 21.5" 1080P monitor (Dell U2711 on the way) when at home.

Have a foam shipping bag to throw it in, then in a backpack, Moshi Muse sleeve should have arrived weeks ago...
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Old Apr 5, 2011, 08:40 PM   #8
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1. 11", 1.4GHz, 4GB, 128GB
2. Planning to buy 24" monitor. Use with Synology NAS with 2TB for extra storage and backup. I recently sold my 17" MBP 2009 (No use for two laptops). Evaluating power replacement for photo editing purposes (iMac, new MBP, or Ivy Bridge MBA??)
3. SF Bags Waterfield Sleeve. I use in my Tumi and Targus messengers. It's perfect.
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Old Apr 5, 2011, 09:22 PM   #9
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MBA 13 with 2GB and 128GB SSD

A Seagate Freeagent Goflex 500MB. My iMac currently is my iPhone and iPad syncing platform. So no need for a monitor at this point.

Just got the STM Bags Alley case for those times that I need to do some travel with the MBA. Great thing is there is space for the iPad also.
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Old Apr 5, 2011, 09:39 PM   #10
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1. 11" Ultimate (Sold the iPad after replacing with the MBA)

2. 27" Quad i7 iMac for the heavy work.

3. I use a Brenthaven MetroLite that holds my work laptop in the back and the MBA perfectly in the middle pockets. Love this bag!

4. Got a JoliOriginal sleeve on the way.
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Old Apr 5, 2011, 10:13 PM   #11
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1. 1.86GHz mid-2009 with a 120GB OWC SSD.

2. When it's at my desk, I usually plug it into a spare 1280x800 LCD next to my desktop with its 'real' monitors. My laptop serves as a secondary machine, a scaled-down, portable clone of my desktop. As a CS student, I need a computer with me at all times, so I need a portable, lightweight, but still relatively powerful machine.

3. I don't use a case, cover, sleeve, or anything like that. Going on two years old now, and you'd be hard pressed to find major signs of its age. Really, these machines are far more robust that most people seem to give them credit for. As for a bag, I use the bag that Apple gave out at WWDC 2002. Great bag. http://www.redlightrunner.com/wwdc2002bag.html
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Old Apr 6, 2011, 11:36 AM   #12
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1) MBA 11.6" Ultimate

2) No, it's not, but it could be. I have a late '08 MBP 15" (2.53 C2D, 4GB RAM, 500GB WD Scorpio Blue) handling my daily tasks, and serving as my main workstation. It's in clamshell mode virtually all of the time now that I got the Air, and is hooked up to a ACD 27" monitor. It could be faster (HD being the main bottleneck), but in all honesty, it still does everything I need it to do, so I haven't upgraded yet.

3) Looking at getting an SFbags.com case for the Air this week.
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Old Apr 6, 2011, 01:08 PM   #13
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1- Base 11"
2- Use it as main computer. its more than enough for normal use and a few photoshop/lightroom things i do. I use a lacie rikiki 320gb portable hd that i always keep with me for everything under the sun i have and a lacie 500gb hd at home as a backup.
3- Incase compact backpack with the new incase sleeve they finnally released for the 11" love it despite most of the bad reviews on the case i love it. dont have issues whatsoever.

best mac setup all around i have to say i have owned. so light so fast never feel any of the weight when its in my bag. perfect.
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Old Apr 6, 2011, 01:18 PM   #14
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1. 11.6" 4/128gb
2. I have a MBP 17" and a desktop gaming/media PC. The air is my portable I take around day to day though.
3. Black Speck SeeThru Satin - does its job. And I go out with a half-messenger bag it fits in perfectly.

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Old Apr 6, 2011, 02:26 PM   #15
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1) MBA 11 Ultimate

2) iPad WiFi, Droid X, 27" quad i7 iMac. No intent of using external monitor w/ MBA.

3) mCover purple see-thru hard cover skin. No bag yet, but likely purchase = STM Bags Scout Extra Small from Amazon or eBags.
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Old Apr 11, 2011, 08:59 AM   #16
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I got my MBA 13 Ultimate a week ago-it is fantastic. I am putting my late 2009 MBP 15 on eBay; no longer needed. I have my Air setup with an Airport Extreme, a WD MyBook 1TB for backups/media and I use an HP envy 100 printer on the network. No optical drive yet, I will get one in the future if I need one.

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Old May 3, 2011, 12:37 PM   #17
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yup - main computer and on road unit - at home runs a LG27in monitor and 500G backup drive, MS keyboard and mouse

cases? - about 4 - bookbook, waterfield sleeves and icarbons ...

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Old Aug 11, 2012, 06:38 PM   #18
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I use my gen1 MBA for copy editing and for classes. I use the apple wireless keyboard and a Logitech Bluetooth mouse. In it's "docked" configuration I have it hooked up to a dell 24" monitor via the analog adapter.

Here is an old picture, my desk is too messy at the moment for a newer one.
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Old May 3, 2011, 01:25 PM   #19
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1. Which MacBook Air do you have?
13" 1,8, 4GB, 128GB

2. Is the Air your main computer? Do you use it along with an external monitor, another computer(s), iPad or ?
I use it as my main computer.
LG Flatron W2261V monitor
Also use an iPad (not as much as before I got the air)

When the new Led cinema display and mac mini comes out that combo will be my new main.

3. Use a sleeve, skin, speck case? What kind of bag or backpack have you found suitable for the Air's?
I've a sleeve made of memory foam for my trips to school
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Old May 7, 2011, 05:09 PM   #20
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1. 13" Ultimate

2. Not main computer. Do not use with another monitor.

3. Zagg invisibleSHIELD (applied without any fluid). Incase Sleeve Plus. I carry the macbook around in a generic record bag.

Apart from the obvious scratch protection, the zagg shield adds some grip to the mac. The Incase sleeve fits really nice. Very easy to slip on and off.
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Old Jun 6, 2011, 08:47 PM   #21
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Just got a MBA 11.6 1.6/4GB/128GB with the super drive and a iomega 1TB external HD last week. Am loving it so far.

Also have ipad, nano, droid x, kindle and a PC that I use for the web email etc. Mainly I want to use my MBA for my genealogy, itunes.

I have a plastic cover for now and just got a Brenthaven bag that was made exclusively for Apple several years ago for a 12 inch laptop. It fits my MBA, ipad and kindle along with other stuff. Will be using it for traveling.
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Old Jun 7, 2011, 02:24 AM   #22
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1. macbook air 13 inch base

2. it is currently my main setup. replaced macbook pro that went dead in the water due to the nvidia card issue. hooked up to 24 inch dell monitor. have a splitter on headphone jack, one to headphones and another to a stereo that i have. also sits on a laptop cooler just for kicks.

3. no protection, naked as can be. i have a regular generic backpack with a laptop sleeve inside, which is where i store it if needed to take out.
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Old Aug 11, 2011, 01:26 PM   #23
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1) 2011 13" MBA i5

2) It is my main computer as I hate having more than one, I find it a pain to keep track of files. I just uses an external hard-drive.

3) In the process of making my own sleeve. Decided I couldn't justify paying for a hard graft one so just ordered the felt need to make one today for 20$(enough to probably make 3 actually) and will be attempting to make one once it arrives. How hard can it be? right
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Old Aug 11, 2011, 01:56 PM   #25
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1. 13 in. Ultimate 2011

2. Main Computer on Bookarc stand with Samsung Syncmaster 275 + lcd. Also have ipad 2 32gb.

3. Do not have a skin or case. Thinking about getting a Ristretto bag from Tom Bihn.
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