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Old Feb 23, 2012, 11:58 AM   #2976
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I bought the 11" MBA base model for my fiancée this January. But I've also been using it myself from time to time. It's a great little machine, especially for her. She is predominantly using it for on-and-off productive work, like writing in Word or making presentations in Power Point. Also for surfing the web, managing her emails, home office stuff.
It's perfect, pretty fast, never lagging, nice machine - I can only recommend it.

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Old Feb 23, 2012, 12:13 PM   #2977
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Just got my 13" 2011 4gb/128gb yesterday.

I sold my early 2011 13" MBP base to get it. People said I was crazy as its not a financially smart move....but total I'm out 250$.

THis thing is crazy fast and the battery is astounding. My MBP was great but I don't work on music anymore so I felt like it was too bulky to lug around and so much more powerful than I really need. Let's be honest, email, web, blogging and serving movies to my atv could be done with a 10 year old machine.

I love the portability and the snappiness of the SSD. I was a little afraid I might be a touch disappointed with the lesser display but this one looks good to me.

I have the samsung display, so that may help....or be placebo.

Very happy with my decision on this

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Old Feb 23, 2012, 12:25 PM   #2978
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Glad I'm not the only one who loves this machine
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Old Feb 23, 2012, 12:34 PM   #2979
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I'd say for sure get one you won't be disappointed.
I want one!!! How's the screen on your eyes? I'd be looking at it a lot during the day at work. I'll probably take the plunge soon.
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Old Feb 23, 2012, 12:45 PM   #2980
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Welcome to the wonderful world of MBA ownership

You may want to put your welcome into the dedicated thread here:

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthre...35041&page=119

Or maybe mods want to merge this thread?

Anyways welcome
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Old Feb 23, 2012, 01:15 PM   #2981
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Welcome to the wonderful world of MBA ownership

You may want to put your welcome into the dedicated thread here:

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthre...35041&page=119

Or maybe mods want to merge this thread?

Anyways welcome
Maybe. And thanks.

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I want one!!! How's the screen on your eyes? I'd be looking at it a lot during the day at work. I'll probably take the plunge soon.
It's great, text is sharp and clear!
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Old Feb 23, 2012, 04:39 PM   #2982
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I agree with Urkel. The 11' model is so portable, lightweight and practical. However, the 16:9 screen ratio coupled with a small screen does become a hassle if you use the computer a lot every day.
I would say the 13' MBA has a much more usable screen size (for more advanced tasks), but is still small and lightweight.
How would everyone feel about a 12" Air?

Just look at the bezel on both models and it's easy to imagine it being a 12" and 14" screen. And while I do think the 11" is very usable, increasing it an inch without making it a bigger computer would only make it better.
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Old Feb 23, 2012, 05:28 PM   #2983
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My girlfriend just ordered a Refurbished 2011 Macbook Air 11" Base Model. She only will use it for browsing the web, email, writing documents, storing music, etc...Just the basics. I hope this is the right choice for her! I have a 2011 Macbook Pro "13 and I love it.
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Old Feb 23, 2012, 05:59 PM   #2984
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Jealous. Congrats!
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Old Feb 23, 2012, 06:02 PM   #2985
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How would everyone feel about a 12" Air?

Just look at the bezel on both models and it's easy to imagine it being a 12" and 14" screen. And while I do think the 11" is very usable, increasing it an inch without making it a bigger computer would only make it better.
The screen is already 11.6".. .4 inches to me would make almost 0 difference.

13" is the sweet spot for most people, but I absolutely love the small size of my 11.
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Old Feb 23, 2012, 06:22 PM   #2986
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The screen is already 11.6".. .4 inches to me would make almost 0 difference.

13" is the sweet spot for most people, but I absolutely love the small size of my 11.
Sorry for the inaccurate info. I guess to be more specific they should make the Macbook 11.6 into a Macbook 12.6. Or to be less accurate, see all that border around the screen? Reduce it.

And yes, 1" more screen does make a huge difference so I'm not sure why anyone would prefer more bezel over more screen in the exact same sized machines.
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Old Feb 23, 2012, 06:38 PM   #2987
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Sorry for the inaccurate info. I guess to be more specific they should make the Macbook 11.6 into a Macbook 12.6. Or to be less accurate, see all that border around the screen? Reduce it.

And yes, 1" more screen does make a huge difference so I'm not sure why anyone would prefer more bezel over more screen in the exact same sized machines.
I agree. The bezel is huge and should eventually allow Apple to grow the screen within the same footprint 11" MBA unit. Increasing the screen from 11.6" to 12.6" is an 18% increase in screen size...pretty significant! At the same pixel size, that would equate to 1484x834. An increase in the number of vertical pixels is always a plus.

If it can grow even to 13" on the nose (~3/4" in each direction from the corners), that would be 1536x864.
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Old Feb 23, 2012, 06:46 PM   #2988
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How would everyone feel about a 12" Air?

Just look at the bezel on both models and it's easy to imagine it being a 12" and 14" screen. And while I do think the 11" is very usable, increasing it an inch without making it a bigger computer would only make it better.
If the over all footprint would be the same size and the weight would be the same and just the bezel would be reduced I'd be all for a 12.6". Otherwise, I think I prefer 11" for ultraportable (MBP is 13" though)
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Old Feb 23, 2012, 07:15 PM   #2989
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Sorry for the inaccurate info. I guess to be more specific they should make the Macbook 11.6 into a Macbook 12.6. Or to be less accurate, see all that border around the screen? Reduce it.

And yes, 1" more screen does make a huge difference so I'm not sure why anyone would prefer more bezel over more screen in the exact same sized machines.
No no it's all right, people forget.

I'm all for killing the bezel though.
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Old Feb 24, 2012, 02:26 AM   #2990
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I got my MB Air 13" i5, 256GB (Samsung) and 4GB RAM 2 days ago and I am in love. One of the best things I've ever spent money on! I can play WOW, EVE Online, do Photoshop work/Pixelmator, coding, play HD movies... you name it! I only plan to get an external keyboard for mashing buttons in WOW + a cooling pad, because I really want my MB Air to be as safe as possible
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Old Feb 24, 2012, 07:12 PM   #2991
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I love mine too! Best thing I could have ever gotten for law school!
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Old Feb 24, 2012, 07:18 PM   #2992
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I just got one too, an 11.6 128/4. Great little computer!

Out the door every day with my mobile office - 3.72 pounds of awesomeness (iPad2 and my MBA).
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Old Feb 24, 2012, 07:40 PM   #2993
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I just got one too, an 11.6 128/4. Great little computer!

Out the door every day with my mobile office - 3.72 pounds of awesomeness (iPad2 and my MBA).
Nice!
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Old Feb 25, 2012, 01:34 PM   #2994
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Nice!
Thanks. I was wondering how much of a snob I could be the other day. My wife loves Starbucks so I was thinking of taking my new MBA, my iPad, her iPad and stealing one of my kids iPad's and setting up a 4 screen work station at a location while she got her coffee just to be annoying.

I set it up at home and it worked flawlessly :P

Throw in a bluetooth keyboard and a magic trackpad and I think I would hit all the bases for being an eccentric "douchy" Starbucks freak.
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Old Feb 26, 2012, 02:52 AM   #2995
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MBA 13" for birthday :)

I have just been given a 13" MBA for my birthday
This compliments my 27" iMac just great, along with the iPad I'm just about all Appled out!
What is great is the eye-fi card in my camera shoots wirelessly straight into LR3 on the MBA and is great for showing photos as they are taken (also works with the iPad)..
Now off to Covent garden to find a great cover for the MBA
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Old Feb 26, 2012, 10:46 AM   #2996
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Thanks. I was wondering how much of a snob I could be the other day. My wife loves Starbucks so I was thinking of taking my new MBA, my iPad, her iPad and stealing one of my kids iPad's and setting up a 4 screen work station at a location while she got her coffee just to be annoying.

I set it up at home and it worked flawlessly :P

Throw in a bluetooth keyboard and a magic trackpad and I think I would hit all the bases for being an eccentric "douchy" Starbucks freak.
That's awesome haha. Did you get any looks from on-goers?
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Old Feb 26, 2012, 01:32 PM   #2997
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I'm just about all Appled out!
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Old Feb 26, 2012, 06:28 PM   #2998
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That's awesome haha. Did you get any looks from on-goers?
Didn't do it yet. Been meaning to but I'll have to wait until my wife wants some coffee again and we are out and about. I'll see about posting a pic once I do
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Didn't do it yet. Been meaning to but I'll have to wait until my wife wants some coffee again and we are out and about. I'll see about posting a pic once I do
That'd be hilarious. Totally do it.
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Is this possible??
Financially, yes.
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