Air vs. Macbook

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by ajohnson253, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. ajohnson253 macrumors 68000

    ajohnson253

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    Anyone though about exchanging out from the air to the Macbook?

    if so, how come?

    And if you did what feels different to you about the swtich?
     
  2. Lumpydog macrumors 6502

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    I did the opposite!

    I traded in my MacBook for an Air (sold MacBook on eBay).

    My Mackbook (Blackbook) was fantastic! BUT, I did not need a lot of its power or ports or the optical drive. And - it weighed a lot compared to my prior notebook - a Sony Vaio TR3.

    I already have a Mac Pro, so the MacBook was kinda overkill for what I used it for - On the couch or on the road - e-mail and internet. The Air just made more sense. I love it.

    I would NOT recommend the Air as a primary computer. It's just not powerfull enough and lacks the ports and storage that you will need.

    Lumpy
     
  3. ajohnson253 thread starter macrumors 68000

    ajohnson253

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    appreciate it, i am thinkin of goin up to best buy tomorrow its been within my 14 days or 30 days for an exchange I got my white 2.4 Ghz macbook and I want the LED screen and multi touch pad and the backlit keyboard. Most of all the screen is what I like.

    I only use the computer for basic documents and safari and to download some music and what not
     
  4. Insulin Junkie macrumors 65816

    Insulin Junkie

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    If that's all you need a computer for then get the air without thinking twice about it =)
     
  5. ayeying macrumors 601

    ayeying

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    Depends on the user. I use my air as a primary computer. I have an external 500GB hard drive connected to the airport extreme router that I connect to regulary. I have another 3TB worth of NAS thats accessible via wireless if I need to.

    I also run virtual machines on this machine, linux and windows xp mostly. I play HD videos, watch youtube, download music, the whole works. all of it works and i have no issue with it being slow, not enough space or whatnot.

    Of course it would be nice to have the extras, but for most uses, its good enough.
     
  6. shoppy macrumors 6502a

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    I sold my macbook pro initially was going to wait to get new pro. But after using my wife's machine via usb mode form my internal HDD. I decided to go for an air and use it as my primary machine.
     
  7. ajohnson253 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    since the air is your primary machine now, what kinda apps do you usually run on it? the same ones you were using on the pro?

    And if so do you notice a difference in speed or anything else?
     
  8. shoppy macrumors 6502a

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    Once up and running no hangs ups. I use logic express, itunes, iphoto, adobe creative suite, Vm ware fusion, boot camp, Microsoft office 2008, iworks 08, toast, filemaker pro.

    There is a slight lag on loading, but once up and loaded works fine.
     

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