New MacBook Air owner

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Weerez935, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

    Dec 13, 2012
    Well I finally made the move to Mac :).
    I was into serious audio editing for a while and at that time (@dallas sound lab anyway) PC interfaces with nuendo and protools were the way to go. However in personal use I found myself jealous of my wife's Mac air which still runs great while I went through various dells and hp (all of which failed in >3 years).

    Currently I'm not doing anything extensive as I'm in pharmacy school but after my hp g series crashed I jumped on the 699 11 Mac air.

    I know 2 gigs of ram is not a lot in today's terms but I remember my first dell only having 40 gig hdd and 256 ram at any rate it's an upgrade from my dead hp.

    I'm new to the Mac world aside from occasional use on my wife's air and pro.

    I would like to hear opinions on useful software/ apps/ accessories.

    I think so far I'm in for:
    Office for Mac
    Expanded ssd external (I don't want to lose my iTunes again)
    Super drive

    I'm considering the zagg shield but I'm curious as to how long it sticks. It scares me to put goop on a 700$ purchase.

    At the moment I'm hoping I can recover my old iTunes files because my band recordings were on there.

    At any rate this seems like a great site most of my google searches brought it up so I figured I should join!

  2. macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 13, 2012
    Thank you!
    I bookmarked a few ill read after work.
  4. macrumors 65816

    Nov 30, 2010
    Since you just got it, you might want to return it for a 4 GB one.

    You will find 2 GB frustrating very soon.
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 13, 2012
  6. macrumors regular

    Nov 5, 2011
    Great choice, I too jumped on the 699 11" Air. I don't know why some people are against 2gb of ram, I have a 2011 Mac mini with 2gb and it is fine, and I download a ton of pictures. It depends on what one is going to do with it.

    If you need more ram, fine, if not, why pay for it, me I am fine buying last yrs model at 300 off brand new with the same warranty,fine by me. Also just bought a 2007 Macbook pro, works fine and is as fast as the dickens.

    Watch what happens to the new macbook retina, in the not too distant future, they will refresh and the price will come down, making the current ones worth a lot less. My guess in the coming year you will be able to buy the 1700 13" retina used for quite a bit less, my guess is around a 1000-1100.

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