My Disappointments in the Macbook Air

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by dmb3886, Feb 10, 2008.

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  1. macrumors regular

    Jan 20, 2008
    A walked in the apple store today hoping to admire the sexiness of the macbook air, but was unfortunately enormously disappointed. It couldn't have been there for more than a week, and every one i looked at the top (ie when lid is closed) had a scratched and faded finish. I couldn't believe it, it was ugly and repulsive.

    Tinkering with the interwebz, , when i went to tap the click button let's just say, "I missed". I hit the touchpad...and this didn't happen once but multiple times. That annoyed me, because I saw what they were trying to do with making the pad bigger...but it was clearly too small. When you clicked it too it just felt ackward. I don't know if one is able to get used to it or not but you know.

    Closing the air, it also felt a little flimsy. The lightness was really cool though. I get the air thing - It is ideal for the nice tiny sexy little woman wanting a fashion accessory i admit, but its not a mans machine. And the magnetic closing was NOT GOOD, YOU DO NOT WANT IT. It felt like if u put it in ur bag, any pressure would open it up. The old latch system on the pro was bad too, but they should just put a redesigned latch in the new MBP, cuz im sure that magnetic latch will fail eventually and its not good to begin with.

    Be clairvoyant and ull see, its not gonna sell good and will flop. It is not worth 1799, especially since u need another computer to use with it anyway. 1000 tops

    I DID LIKE a couple things though. The three finger scroll back/forward between pages thing was handy. For me personally, the black keyboard is for the win aesthetically wise. If they put the same keyboard in the pro, but "deeper in" and a little more "cushiony" then i'd be happy with it on the new pro im gonna buy. The tapered edges also were thumbs up.
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Jan 17, 2008
    I just use tap to click.
    And I also find it hard to hit the click button while standing up using the MBA. Thankfully I have my own to use with comfort? I don't have any protective sleeve and mine doesn't have a scratch. Even the demos at my local store look great. Aluminum case isn't anything new for Apple.

    I have to say your post is SO LATE. We have all seen the MBA and most of us love it! Heck it's a hot seller too.

    Your post is full of ignorance. It brings up things that a million haters before you have said already....
  3. macrumors newbie

    Feb 9, 2008
    Yeah, we know that you are disappointed, but please don't create anymore thread about this, we have enough of disappointments already. You, people just don't understand and we've done explaining it again and again.:p
  4. thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 20, 2008
    No, im not a biased hater..i actually thought it was gonna blow me away but it didn't. The screen was great yeah and overall sexy but it just didn't do it for me, sorry guys
  5. macrumors 603


    Aug 22, 2007
    I don't think you understand the "AIR" thing. I doesn't mean thin and light. It represents the MBA as the first all wireless solution, thus dubbed AIR.
  6. macrumors 6502a

    Jan 17, 2008

    How about you keep it to yourself. You've brought up the same stuff that's already been shot down along with a few ridiculous additions. You also have no idea what an ultraportable is and what they cost it seems.
  7. macrumors 6502


    Aug 22, 2007
    So you were disappointed with the look of a demo unit that has probably been mishandled by thousands of hands, what did you expect?

    I don't use the button at all, I do all my clicking from the touchpad.

    No problems with the latch. I think its adequate enough and is strong enough to keep the MBA closed while being carried.

    If it does flop, I'm sure many of us will move on and Apple will survive. :cool:
  8. macrumors 65816

    Jan 13, 2008
    Oh that one's brilliant. Call it a woman's machine so any man who likes the Air is afraid of having his masculinity called into question, and must thus agree with you? Yeah. Sorry. Not gonna work with me, buddy. I'm a man and I like the Air. I'd much rather carry around a sexy, thin computer that has the power of OS X than something as ugly and slow as the other ultraportables out there.

    I like having my beautiful, smart wife on my arm when I go out.

    Why shouldn't I also like carrying a beautiful, smart machine like the Air?

    Oh, and I use the tap to click, too. My button is just taking up space that the trackpad could be using. Haven't used the worthless thing in forever.

    And after using a magnetic latch, I'll never go back to a normal one. As brilliant as the magsafe. :D
  9. macrumors 68030

    Nov 18, 2006
    Oh oh :eek:
  10. macrumors 6502a


    Nov 8, 2007
    Now that the MBA is available in stores, this type of thread is pointless. If the MBA doesn't work for you, don't buy it. Don't troll about it.

    Everyone should just go to the store, play with the thing. If they dig it then buy it, if they don't like it, go get a MB/MBP.

  11. macrumors member


    Oct 21, 2007
    Yeah the multitouch trackpad is meant to be used not the clicker. How about u use one at home first before making a thread like this. Ugly and Repulsive? Are u serious, let me take a bow before u make me mad. Obama 08

  12. macrumors 68040


    Oct 15, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    I didn't know whether to be offended or laugh...

    I for one am madly in love with my MBA and I bought it because (get ready for it) it fits MY NEEDS.

    How about owning one first, then getting back to us?
  13. macrumors 6502

    Jul 17, 2007
    San Diego, CA
    Couldn't have said it better myself

    I agree! When does it end? We simply don't care that you didn't like the MBA and don't need to read about it time and time again. Please go post positive messages about whatever you ended up buying, and stop the negative posts about what you didn't.
  14. macrumors 65816

    Jan 13, 2008
    Whether it be appropriate here or not, I don't know, but points for you! :D
  15. macrumors 65816

    Jan 13, 2008
    But back on topic!

    This thread really is kind of pointless as there are Airs in stores now. There isn't an Apple store within fifty miles of my college town, but there's a Best Buy. Went there the other day and checked out the Air. Oh, I wanted one so bad my girlfriend had to pry me away from the display. Although I really should have stayed...there was someone interested in switching there and the salesperson sounded like he didn't know a thing about Macs!
  16. macrumors 603

    NC MacGuy

    Feb 9, 2005
    The good side of the grass.
    Sorry it didn't meet your expectations.

    You know you should have waited on that touch, double the memory for only a few bucks more than you spent on the 16G model.
  17. macrumors 68040

    Apr 6, 2006

    Yeah sure, we know your just a Girly Man with a Macbook Air

    Just kidding

    he he..... I love this sort of thing
  18. macrumors 6502a


    Dec 22, 2007
    New York City
    I concur

    What is the point of this thread??? The MacAir rocks and is definitely a man's laptop..that tidbit was hysterical...what can be more manly than an expensive laptop that rocks!! I assume a cheap 10lb laptop for the original
  19. macrumors member

    Feb 12, 2006
    I find it hard to close when I'm upside down and one hand is tied behind my back... and I can't click on it real good when I'm cooking eggs and they're starting to burn and I have to tend to them and my hands are greasy and I'm on my cell phone... and when I'm brushing my teeth or chewing my food the voice recognition software doesn't seem to work and the case looks really shabby after I beat it with a baseball bat... and I don't like it because its a daring step forward in technology. Give me a new version of the old, Mac.;)

    All in good humour, I haven't even tried one yet.:D
  20. macrumors 6502

    Mar 30, 2006
    I don't understand why you can claim the MBA is the first "all wireless solution". It doesn't have more wireless capabilities than a MBP and still requires wired ports to function.
  21. macrumors 603


    Aug 22, 2007
    It is the first ALL wireless solution. What other laptop has more? Again you are wrong, the MBA does have more wireless capabilities than the MBP, did you forget about Remote Disk? That's only available on the AIR.
  22. macrumors 6502a


    May 15, 2006
    The MBA isn't an ultraportable. Ultraportables have screen sizes <12.1".

    The MBA is a great machine, but it does have its flaws. I agree with the trackpad issue where the button is too small. I don't agree with the MBA feeling flimsy and the magnetic latch opening too easily -- I doubt that will happen considering how Apple has perfected the magnetic latch closure with the MacBooks.
  23. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 19, 2006
    Bummer you didn't like the Air. But thin is nice in electronics for both men and women. i have seen plenty of guys who love their RAZR phones, for example.
  24. macrumors member

    Feb 12, 2006
  25. Moderator emeritus


    Jul 19, 2002
    I remember when that computer was introduced. It was so light, powerful, and cool compared to other portable products at the time.

    I drooled over it many a times. I wanted it so bad.

    But unfortunately, at the time I could not afford it
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