11" MBA to replace 2008 white macbook?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by desistyle, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. desistyle macrumors regular

    Sep 20, 2007
    For those of you that bought the 11" MBA as your primary computer, do you think it can fully replace whatever previous machine you were using? Does anyone find the screen too small after long periods of time?

    I have a 2008 white macbook that i'm selling today, and I want to get the new 11" air. Just wondering if people are finding it good as their primary machine since it's the only machine I will have.

  2. re2st macrumors regular

    May 2, 2007
    San Jose, CA
    When it comes to the (white) macbook, i think this is a no-brainer already
  3. ReallyBigFeet macrumors 68030


    Apr 15, 2010
    The plastic Mac and the 13" MBP are already so close to one another that it made absolutely zero sense to me to go with the 13" MBP when it was updated this past spring.

    Now that the 13" MBA has demonstrated that it can hold its own versus the 13" MBP, I think the only question left for Apple is what market segment are they really trying to address with the plastic Macs?

    The 11" MBA is geared towards netbook users who really need little more than word processing and web surfing capabilities. There are some users who may clamor they want it for the size/cuteness factor, and I'm sure thats true, but they'd likely look elsewhere if they couldn't do basic word processing and surfing on the thing. The plastic Macs were aimed at this same group of people..entry level Apple customers, college students, kid/family computer, etc. The 11" MBA sits there as well now, although I think the minuscule screen may make it difficult for some customers to embrace.

    But it is always possible that we'll see the plastic Mac remain in the lineup and they will, instead, ditch the 13" MBP since it no longer has a market that isn't being served by another product.
  4. sarah11918 macrumors member

    Aug 14, 2010
    I posted elsewhere in a similar thread, but yes, I replaced a late 2008 unibody MB with the 11" and I'm perfectly happy.

    Granted, I went 6 weeks between macs and used a 10" Android tablet for those weeks, so you might have to take that into consideration when I say I don't find the screen too small at all! :)
  5. ImperialX macrumors 65816


    Jul 17, 2007
    Tokyo, Japan
    The pixel density helps.

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