Anyone regret buying the MBA?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Zeos, Feb 7, 2008.

  1. Zeos macrumors 6502

    Jan 24, 2008
    I am thinking about buying the MBA along with an iMac. Does anyone here regret buying the first-gen MBA? How does it work as a satellite laptop?
  2. kyleen66 macrumors regular

    Jan 29, 2008
    Not so far!

    But most of us have had them for a week at most.

    This would probably be better asked two to three weeks from now when folks have been using them for a bit longer.

  3. richard371 macrumors 68020

    Feb 1, 2008
    some of them have some serious battery charging issues right now. Do some research on here and apple discusions and you will see.

  4. Cybergypsy macrumors 68040


    May 16, 2006
    Central Florida!
  5. ahaxton macrumors 6502a

    Jan 17, 2008
    Nope not one bit. Thankfully anything I have come to experience bug wise has been easily fixed just playing around with it. My battery now charges fully just fine. Just software bugs.
  6. dwc macrumors newbie

    Oct 31, 2007
    Nope. Mine is perfect. No issues.

    I hope everyone else enjoys there's.
  7. camarobh macrumors 6502

    Jul 17, 2007
    San Diego, CA
    Two days

    I've had mine for 2 couldn't pry it out of my hands if you tried. I am totally pleased, it has met or exceeded all of my expectations.
  8. bjdraw macrumors 6502a

    Jan 24, 2008
    Tampa FL
    I love mine, I can't get over how fast it is. I've had a few ultra-portable laptops in the past and they've all been slow.

    As for battery, it lasts me the entire evening and it's charged the next day. Never paid attention to how long it actually took though.
  9. drchipinski macrumors 6502


    Jul 12, 2007
  10. roland.g macrumors 603


    Apr 11, 2005
    One mile up and soaring
    Can you elaborate more on the battery. That is one thing that worries me.
  11. loghyr macrumors member

    Feb 1, 2008
    I did for the first hour I had it home - it looks big.

    But it does what I want and has been easy to hook up to an external monitor.

    I've reinstalled OS X several times to reduce clutter and that has been painless - i.e., it just worked with my Sony 810U external dvd drive.

    It is quiet.

    And I'm learning how to work with OS X.

    So no, no regrets and I wouldn't take it back.
  12. profiteor macrumors member

    Jan 31, 2008
    Love it so far. A few bugs induced by Migration Assistant, but other than that, the battery charges just fine, the fans are silent now (unless I'm actually pegging the system), and there's a line at my office to see the thing. :)
  13. dthree36 macrumors regular

    Feb 4, 2008
    Love mine 1.8 SSD

    I love mine still, and now that I have my apps on it and have used it for two full days, no complaints. Even the amount of money doesn't bother me one bit.

    A rare purchase that I have not seconded guessed. Only time will tell, me being a tech junkie, will probably second guess if the Macbook Pro is release with a slim screen and it is now .78" all the way around but square.

    This is not my only workstation, I have an IMac more horse power if I need it.
  14. steve31 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 20, 2007
    Edmonton Canada
    No not yet. But I do have one very small issue with mine.....There is a very small "dimple" on the metal thing around the screen where the magnet is.:rolleyes: You have to run your finger down the metal to feel it. But apart from that I really love this notebook so far.:D I am VERY pleased at the sound that one small speaker has in this.
  15. NAG macrumors 68030


    Aug 6, 2003
    Basically it takes around 5 or so hours to charge the thing from empty and the time estimates are completely off. It says 2.5 hours and then works it way down to 50 minutes and then jumps back up to 2.5 hours again. I think Apple screwed up on the firmware or something (so we'll probably see an update for this in a few months).
  16. rittchard macrumors 6502

    Aug 12, 2007
    No regrets thus far, but it's early. Ask me again when they announce a Penryn version or drop the price $200 :) In fact, it's thus far exceeded my expectations, which were fairly high to begin with.
  17. TEG macrumors 604


    Jan 21, 2002
    Langley, Washington
    From what I've read it is a problem with the PMU. A PMU Reset usually fixes the problem (Command+Option+Power+Shift).

  18. brasscat macrumors 6502


    Jun 9, 2007
    Dallas, Texas
    So far so good. It can't stream (dvd quality) video for long though-- it heats up and then the processor throttles down impacting the refresh rate. The machine excels at basic document creation, web browsing, etc. For this kind of work, the fan doesn't even turn on and my 1.6 is exceptionally snappy.

    The screen can get extremely bright. I'd never use it at max brightness.

    Any graphics intensive work, games will drain the battery quickly.

    For web browsing, e-mailing, etc, the battery lasts a little over 4 hours in my experience.... and I'm a pretty heavy wifi user.
  19. cohibadad macrumors 6502a


    Jul 21, 2007
  20. BWhaler macrumors 68030


    Jan 8, 2003
    No regrets so far.

    All I have done is install software. I am calibrating the battery since I showed a charge when I first booted it of 1.5 hours, but it lasted 3+ hours.

    I don't have the wobble problem or issues with the fans as far as I can tell--fingers crossed.

    But I am still nervous about the purchase. I am pleased with it so far: the screen, the keyboard, fast for my needs.

    But given Apple's horrific quality over the past couple of years--screens, heat, noise, build, etc.--I am still apprehensive about it. I just hope I got a quality build.

    I am holding off really using this until 10.5.2. Leopard is just a mess right now.
  21. robrose20 macrumors 6502


    Jun 5, 2007
    You know whats funny ... I am a big detractor of the MB Air, but too be honest, I really really want one. It would be perfect for me, I give a lot of presentations and would love a ultralight laptop that I can load my presentations on and bring with me around the city. I wish it had more connectivity. I don't think I will get the first rev but will wait for an update.....
  22. JasonBourne9 macrumors member

    Jan 15, 2008
    No regrets. Happy with mine.

    Only issue is that I have too many computers. At least this one takes up very little space.
  23. NAG macrumors 68030


    Aug 6, 2003
    Yeah, waiting for an update isn't a bad idea if you don't need it. It is nice for presentations though.
  24. ajaidev macrumors member

    Jan 24, 2008
    Not at all just sad about its common processer (intel) tough its just wonderfull u can take your computer

    BTW when i bought my G5 Dual core back in the day i did regret that...a lot:(

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