Anyone own the bare bones stock 11.6" Air?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by scotty56, Oct 28, 2010.

  1. scotty56 macrumors regular

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    What are you thoughts for everyday computing tasks like email, web surfing, iTunes, blah blah. This, besides occasional word documents and excel stuff is all I ever do FYI.

    My apple store only has one on display and it's got the higher ram and CPU in it. So I need someones take on how the base one works before I consider pulling the trigger.. Thanks guys!
     
  2. Cat5e macrumors member

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    For web surfing, youtube, itunes, document production, it works just fine. Don't let the 2gb of RAM fool you.
     
  3. HelloMikee macrumors 6502a

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    I do (128 SSD) but the 2GB ram is just fine. Been using lightroom, photoshop, NewNewsWire and blogging. Doing well for exactly what I needed it for.
     
  4. bcaslis macrumors 68020

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    Compared to the ones in the stores, the base only has less SSD space. It will work exactly the same, so you should get a good feel from the demo models because CPU and RAM is the same.
     
  5. GeekLawyer macrumors demi-god

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    No hiccups, no issues. Surfing (with a dozen tabs open), iTunes, Office 11 for Mac, iPhoto. Opened iMovie just to see how it would respond when called on.

    This is the best Mac laptop I've owned. From a 2007 White MacBook to a 2009 MacBook Pro to this. This owns them all for what I do with my laptop.
     
  6. techiegirl macrumors 6502a

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    I'm looking to swap my 2008/2009 13" MBP to an 11" MBA. I like the size of the 11" but am afraid I'll miss the backlit keyboard and the battery life.
     
  7. scotty56 thread starter macrumors regular

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    That's what I wanted to see :)
     
  8. badgerman macrumors 6502a

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    me too.

    How is imovie any beachballing or fans/heat?
     
  9. mattpreston11 macrumors 6502a

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    Stock 11.6 will serve you very well for these tasks.
     

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