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Going from a 06' MBP to a MBA... thoughts?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Eggtastic, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. macrumors regular

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    I have an 06' MBP 15 inch. It still works great and everything and I feel its time to upgrade to a newer machine and sell this one before it craps out. I only use the computer for music, internet, microsoft office, and minor photo editing since i just picked up my first nikon DSLR (or whatever its called). Clearly I dont need much power, so i figured it be great to get something light and with all the overwhelming positive reviews I am ALMOST set. but...

    I will be going from a 15" to a 13" screen. I will lose the backlit keyboard also.

    So to those who took this similar route, did you miss the downgraded screen real-estate?

    I hear that MBA are being upgraded soon so I am hoping for that backlit option but ultimately i feel it wont be a true deal breaker for me.
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    mrsir2009

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    I'm on a 13" MBP and I frequently switch between that and a 21.5" iMac. It takes a while to adjust to the smaller screen, but it only takes me a few minutes to adjust, and I'm moving from a 21.5" screen to a 13" screen. Your only moving from 15" to 13", so it should be a breeze.
     
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    Boston007

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    My main machine is a MacPro with a 24" NEC monitor.
    My secondary machines were an Asus 10" Netbook and Apple 15" PowerBook G4

    I traded in the G4 for a 13" MBA.

    I almost never use the Asus netbook anymore unless I need some windows specific things.

    Going from the 24" to the 13" MBA is no big deal. This MBA 13" screen is really really nice.

    I don't miss the backlit keyboard because I never used it much anyways.
     
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    Psilocybin

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    Backlit keyboard? They made those ? Haha couldn't care less about it
     
  6. macrumors 6502a

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    I'd wait for Lion and a MBA update. The screen resolution should be the same, so that won't be a big deal. The update might have backlit keyboard.
     
  7. macrumors 6502a

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    The 13" MBA 2010 will be the same resolution as the 2006 MBP: 1440x900, so while the screen will be smaller, it will push the same # of pixels, and give you the same amount of "real estate". Everything will just be slightly smaller Text and UI-wise.

    I switch from a 15" MBP to a 13" MBA all the time, and don't miss the change (I've used 1440x900 MBPs and the newer HR 1680x1200 MBPs).
     

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