Anyone else addicted to this damn MBA

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by froll, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. froll macrumors member

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    I'm a new MAC user and got the MAB 1.8/128 SSD to be used mostly for traveling. Here I am at my desk, with a 22" monitor on my PC and yet I'm constantly on my MAB with it's 13" screen. I can't stay away from this thing. Granted, when working on document files, I still go back to my PC, but for everything else I'm on the MAB. Please help me .... is there a MAB Anonymous Forum with a 12 step program? I love this machine and I truly appreciate the expertise in this forum from which I have learned so much.
     
  2. froll thread starter macrumors member

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    P.S. One more thing. I jumped the gun a tad and rushed to get a wireless mouse since I'm not a fan of trackpads. Now, I love this pad with the gestture movements. While I will use the mouse in traveling if I'm working on documents, haven't used the mouse once for anything else -- it's way too easy to use the pad. Oh my ... I'm hooked
     
  3. andreab35 macrumors 6502a

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    It's MBA buddy. ;)

    I am a fairly new Mac user myself, and the MBA suites me perfectly. I love everything about it.
    I'm not highly addicted to it and constantly on it 24/7 though. I use it mostly for my personal and work use. But when I first got it, I was on it a bit more so I could learn more about the laptop and more about OS X. Now I have gotten a bit used to things, but I still think I've got a ways to learn.
    But it is a great companion to have. Have fun with it and enjoy it!
     
  4. zer0tails macrumors 65816

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    great to hear how much you're loving it. Now get rid of that thing you call a "PC" :D and get an imac or 24" ACD to hook up your MBA to:p
     
  5. justit macrumors 6502a

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    so taking it with you on the can is not normal? :eek:
     
  6. zer0tails macrumors 65816

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    eek, i wouldn't do that. :p
     
  7. eba macrumors regular

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    Like the OP, I also bought a MacBook Air thinking I would use it just for travel. But I now hardly even look at my other Macs. This thing is so dang convenient that it's just a hassle to lug even my 15" MBP out of its case. And the Nvidia graphics card in the new model handles everything I need to do - MS Office, some Photoshop and some Windows gaming. I'm frankly amazed at how versatile it is.
     
  8. Scottsdale macrumors 601

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    Go back and edit it... easy enough.

    I loved my first generation MBA (but it was more of a Netbook). I sold it a week before the new generation was announced. The second generation sure is a much better computer. A real MACBOOK! In the ultra-portable Air version.

    I am holding out for the MBA 3.0! I want the glass trackpad, 2 GHz CPU, 4 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, and I am willing to pay $2999 (maybe more) for it... please Apple, take advantage of me! It will be my only Mac when those things happen as a BTO or premium version.
     
  9. Turmoil macrumors regular

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    I've only had mine since Friday. I can't seem to take my eyes off it. My wife is wondering.
     
  10. Cheffy Dave macrumors 68030

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    I am envious of all you folks with a MBA;)
     
  11. mikey28 macrumors 6502

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    just got mine today

    Wow. I just upgraded from Rev A 1.6/80G to Rev B 1.8/128SSD

    What a big difference! It is soooo much snappier. really fast. I was so nervous when I opened the box (ordered from Amazon) because I was afraid that I would see the "dreaded" lines. But the screen is fine. Also the keyboard seems to "rattle" a lot less.

    I love the AIR.
     
  12. faxao macrumors regular

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    Can't wait to receive....

    ....my brand new 1.8Ghz 128SSD (hopefully) tomorrow. It will replace my Macbook Black 2,4Ghz which has done an excellent job over the last year...:p

    Just arrived and guess what.......no lines on the screen !!!
     
  13. numbersyx macrumors 65816

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    Ahh the box opening of a laptop... I still feel giddy when I think of the day two years ago....
     
  14. Olvenskol macrumors member

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    It is strange... despite being the least powerful computer I own, I definitely use my MBA first, often while sitting right next to a "better" desktop machine!

    Of course, the fact that I can now comfortably do a majority of my work while sitting in the easy chair is very nice too! :)
     
  15. coupdetat macrumors 6502

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    Someone's a couple cards short of a full deck. The main post still says MAB, but the title has been updated to say MBA.
     
  16. elgruga macrumors 6502

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    had my Air for over six months now - excellent battery life, clean, light beautiful computer.

    No more clutter on my desk.

    It does all my invoicing and emails for my small business.

    It is the best Mac I have ever had.
    Apple Care warranty and I will keep it for another two years - I dont need anything faster - I find this model very snappy and, so far, totally reliable.
     
  17. shiseiryu1 macrumors 6502

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    Love the trackpad

    I have the unibody MBP, not the MBA...however, I have to say that once you get used to the big trackpad and gestures, it's hard to go back. My boss bought a cheap "netbook" and I cringe anytime that I have to touch it (to fix some dumb Windows problem). The glass trackpad is such a pleasure to use! I finally enjoy using a laptop computer...not missing my mouse at all. :)
     
  18. Mactagonist macrumors 65816

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    Agreed. I find my self almost never touching my desktop now. I have been thinking about just tossing its harddrives in a NAS and getting rid of it actually...
     
  19. mikey28 macrumors 6502

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    I find myself just sitting on the couch now. We have a fairly recent iMac, but I let the kids take that over. I do use "screen sharing" a lot so I can see what my kids are looking at. I love that!!
     
  20. iPaull macrumors newbie

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    what program is that?
     
  21. drummerlondonw3 macrumors 6502a

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    its built into leopard (not sure about tiger)

    1)Open a new finder window and those macs that are on your network will be shown under devices >>> see my MBP and TC

    2)Enter this on finder and you will see Share Screen

    3) this will automatically launch the screen sharing app and enjoy!

    D:apple:
     

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  23. mikey28 macrumors 6502

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    screen sharing is great because I can actually put THEIR screen (in real time) on my desktop. I can quietly look at what they are browsing, and who they are talking to. (I don't want to open a "can of worms" about privacy. These are my young children and I want to know what's going on "on-line")
     
  24. HLdan macrumors 603

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    I certainly don't blame you on this one....BUT....don't you think that's a bit unfair? Try to remember when you were their age, did you want your parents snooping upon everything you were doing? If you're not comfortable in what your kids are doing on their computers you should insist on activating the parental controls in Leopard rather than "quietly" invading their privacy, TBH, that's kinda mean.
     
  25. drummerlondonw3 macrumors 6502a

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    If you see on my second screenshot after you have selected the the mac on the sidebar in finder you have to connect using a username and password and then you will be able to select screen sharing. TBH it's really easy just give it a try!

    D:apple:
     

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