MacBook Air charger?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by squeeks, Jan 20, 2008.

  1. macrumors 68040


    does the macbook air have a regular magsafe power plug or does it charge via software?

  2. macrumors 6502


    It charges via magsafe :)
  3. macrumors 603


    Left side connector, facing downward. Standard MagSafe connector, but unless the computer's hanging over the edge of the table, I don't think a standard MB/MBP charger will work too well.
  4. macrumors 68040


    wait, hanging downwards? how the heck is that suppose to work?
  5. macrumors 68000


    what was with the simley face :confused:
  6. macrumors 6502

    It's cause he was makin' a joke.

    I love how those pictures make it look like it has infinite resolution.
  7. macrumors 6502a

    Ooh! Does the Air's MagSafe looks like it is more robust than the current MacBook(Pro)'s MagSafe? Looks like there is reinforcement on the cable as it enters the connector.

    Too bad the Air's charger is only 45 watts.
  8. macrumors 604


    Does it have usb ports or do you plug things into another Mac and access them wirelessly?
  9. macrumors 6502a


    LOL it does have 1 usb port in the right ...

  10. macrumors 68000



    Yes, just get an air pump and you can re-charge it's air just like your bicycle tire.

    Software of course. Just load up your favorite charging program, and the battery cells will instantly return to full power. :cool:
  11. macrumors 68040



    when can i get this upgrade for my mpb?:p
  12. macrumors 68000


    Sorry, Apple won't provide that update for the MBP until they've removed all the other useful parts. :cool:
  13. macrumors 603


    Interesting thing about the new Magsafe connector: notice the extra strain relief?

    Would be nice if they did that on OUR magsafe chargers...
  14. macrumors 604


    One thing I've been really confused on and nobody seems to know:

    Does the MacBook Air levitate or do you have to set it down? If you have to set it down, there's no point in buying this thing. Also, I think the power should come to it wirelessly too, there's no need for cords anymore! Just plug a wireless charger into a nearby outlet and the MacBook Air sees it and beings to draw power from it. (The funny thing is, that might not be that far fetched in the future!)
  15. macrumors 68000


    That can already be done. Just widely available. But, they do have a way to power light and stuff wirelessly. I just don't remember who it was working on it.
  16. macrumors 6502a


    It sucks power from any computer nearby with an optical drive.
  17. macrumors 68000

    well i thought so... but the rest of the replies were serious and the original poster seemed to reply seriously... :p
  18. Moderator emeritus


    There aren't any pictures of the brick yet, are they? Is it any smaller than previous Apple power adapters? 45W would suggest probably not, but.... The Apple adapters are CUTE, but once you get into this size class, they are a little bit on the big side.
  19. macrumors 603


    It runs on Apples. Granny Smith, not Golden or Red Delicious of course.
    Just slice them extra thin, like the MBA and feed them one at a time into the optical drive slot. Hey wait a minute...
  20. macrumors 68040


    oh i was only asking seriously about the undermounted magsafe plug, i haddent seen that yet

    they really should work on wireless charging though, that would be pretty sweet
  21. macrumors 65816


    Yeah, but if you stand between the MBA and the charger, it fries your naughty bits.;)
  22. macrumors 68000

  23. macrumors 6502a



    The charging software is very bulky. It's new technology which will shrink over time as it becomes more refined, but for now, its size roughly equals the sum total of the following:

    1 x USB Port
    1 x FW 400 Port
    1 x FW 800 Port
    1 x Audio In Port
    1 x Express/34 Slot
    1 x Ethernet Port
    1 x Modem Port
    2 x Battery Latches

    If you can do without that lot, then you deserve the ability to recharge your battery by running some software, frankly. There must be some compensation... :rolleyes:
  24. macrumors 68000


    Oh, and you forgot to mention that it requires you to use a larger and slower PATA hard drive interface instead of the compact SATA which is faster and smaller.

    And, it requires a smaller CPU which naturally is slower, but somehow more power efficient while delivering a shorter battery life.

    Otherwise, I think you about got it :cool:

    Now, if you can do without a monitor, I think you could get the new Apple exclusive palm charger. It absorbs energy from your palm. You just hold it in your hand, and instantly the battery is full of juice... Oh, wait a minute... Dirty mind... Just terrible :eek:

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