MacBook Air users, what do you use your MacBook Airs for?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Retina MacBook, Jul 20, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

    Jul 19, 2012
    Just wondering if I just bought the wrong type of computer for the stuff I do.
  2. macrumors 6502

    Jan 9, 2012
    I use my Air to do work on the go, as well as to enjoy a movie on a flight and make important Skype calls. Pretty low-key, but I've also got an iMac which I do heavy-duty work on. It really depends on what you do daily.
  3. macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    If you have to ask, you probably did.
  4. macrumors 68030


    Jul 12, 2011
    Location: and
    Lmao true story! I was gonna say the samething.
  5. macrumors member

    Nov 13, 2010
    Saudi Arabia

    I used to have a 13" air as my only work computer, but now I've split the deck. I use a 2011 11" air as my travel basic work laptop, which is light, powerful, and does most of what I need. I also have a 2011 15" macbook pro, and I leave that one at home and use it for the heavy lifting and such. Got them both on refurb, so its a good deal for me!
  6. macrumors newbie

    Jun 26, 2012
    Software development. iOS, MacOS, Windows. Working very well so far.
  7. thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 19, 2012
    It runs Final Cut, Aperture, Motion and AE fine, anyway. So I guess it isn't wrong.
  8. macrumors member

    Apr 10, 2012
    Mainly Enterprise Mobility oriented presentations. Desktop virtualization, BYOD concepts, Consumerization, W7 Direct Access technology, System Center demo's (W2008 Server)

    Most of it via Citrix Xenapp, Xendesktop, VMware Fusion or Parallels, my private stuff runs in OSX
  9. thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 19, 2012
    BINGO! I have no idea what you said, except for the machine virtualization part, but this means that I'm not the only one using the MacBook Air for stuff that are for the MacBook Pro.

    And guys, the Max Air is the same as 13 Pro.
  10. macrumors 604


    Aug 10, 2010
    Poole, England
    No, it really is not. They are different machines.
  11. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 27, 2010
  12. macrumors regular

    Dec 20, 2011
  13. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 27, 2010
    You're not a true porn fan because 128GB isn't enough.
  14. macrumors member

    Mar 6, 2011
    I use mine for graphic design - Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop. Have no regrets for not taking a MBP at all.
  15. macrumors regular

    Dec 20, 2011
    NAS drive and access to the internet my friend.
  16. macrumors 6502

    May 14, 2012
    ??? are you not familiar with USB ports?
  17. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 27, 2010
    NAS drive isn't good for travelling
  18. macrumors regular

    Dec 20, 2011
    introducing the internet and 3g from my iPhone
  19. macrumors 6502a


    Feb 24, 2003
    My 13" has replaced my 2006 iMac as my desktop Mac. Usual stuff: web, mail, iWork, iTunes, iPhoto. Though I always considered my myself an iMac guy (had three from 1998), it's clear to me that the MacBook Air has replaced the iMac as Apple's defacto consumer Mac.

    I use an iPad/iPhone when I'm on the road.
  20. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 27, 2010
    OK, you win.
  21. macrumors member

    Jan 31, 2012
    I'm a university student and I take my laptop to all of my classes for note taking (except for math courses :p). The 13" is my sole machine and I love the portability and robust performance of this little machine. :D
  22. macrumors regular

    Jul 3, 2012
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Final Cut Pro 7 is the top used since I got this. Well, aside from the web browser which is leading by a lot :D

    Very non-critical work on it so far though, but editing ProRes 422 material (on external USB 3.0 drive as a scratch disk) seem to work out very well.
  23. macrumors 65816


    Sep 21, 2010
    Anytime I want to get mobile. Anytime I don't feel like sitting in front of my imac..

    Anytime load is light enough that my MBA is not burning.. I will use it..

    It's been great so far.. but let's not kid ourselves.. laptop will always be laptop.. if you need to work on big project which requires space, you will need to move to the desk w/ big monitors...
  24. macrumors newbie


    Jul 21, 2012
    Ditto, I use it for word processing (or I will when I get to writing my paper) and light gaming. I just got it a week ago and it's my first mac but I love it so far it's easily 10 times faster than my old computer.
  25. thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 19, 2012
    Another one. Thank God the MBA an handle these tasks.

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