Anyone own the bare bones stock 11.6" Air?

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

  1. scotty56 macrumors regular

    Feb 12, 2008
    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

    Jul 12, 2010
    For web surfing, youtube, itunes, document production, it works just fine. Don't let the 2gb of RAM fool you.
  3. HelloMikee macrumors 6502a


    Jun 16, 2009
    San Diego
    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

    Mar 11, 2008
    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 68020


    Jun 2, 2007
    The post is coming from inside the house!
    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


    Sep 7, 2007
    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

    Feb 12, 2008
    That's what I wanted to see :)
  8. badgerman macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2008
    me too.

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

    Nov 9, 2007
    Stock 11.6 will serve you very well for these tasks.

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