Even With the New MacBooks and MacBook Pros Out...

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by clayj, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. clayj macrumors 604

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    ... I'm still glad I went with the MBA. Sure, the speed gap between it and the new MB/MBP models is even wider than before, and the new machines have tons more hard drive space...

    ... but what makes the MBA unique is still its small size, silent operation, and overall sexiness. The MBs and MBPs are better than they were, but they're still different from the MBA.
     
  2. ayeying macrumors 601

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    I'd agree. I personally like the style of the MacBook Air over the MacBook Pro. Granted, its more powerful, but I hardly need the extra power (so far... everything runs fine without TOO much lag... coming from an old Compaq Tablet PC TC1000 then switched to a MacBook, it was like.. heaven. haha). Also, its cheaper :p

    Plus we have a higher L2 Cache then the base model.. which is always nice. lolz... but its all upto personal preference. I like the Air more then the MBP, other people hate the air and the mbp but like the mb... and so on.
     
  3. Cybergypsy macrumors 68040

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    Me too, I dislike the current MPB and now they haved dropped in price the refurbs....I still will wait for a redesign:0 but will always keep my Air....
     
  4. Clix Pix macrumors demi-goddess

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    I am very, very happy with my MBA and not at all regretful that I bought it. Sure, there are some things that one of the new MBPs would do that my MBA can't but not too many, and I have other machines already which can do those tasks. I treasure my MBA for its elegance, its downright sexiness, its amazing functionality in such a slim, lightweight package, and its ease of use wherever I might be in the house.
     
  5. Zorn macrumors 6502a

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    Since purchasing my Macbook Air, I was worried that Apple would come out with Macbook Pros that were thinner and incorporated the same fantastic keyboard that the Air has, which would have tempted me. But after seeing how lackluster the MBP update is, I'm definitely not disappointed.

    Coming from a MBP 17", the Air is just an absolute joy to work on. This is the best keyboard I have ever typed on, and for whatever strange reason applications launch and get going faster on my Air than my 17" MBP. Very happy with my purchase and even more so today.
     
  6. mcvaughan macrumors 6502

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    I just bought my second one this morning (told in another thread), and I'm still happy I went with the Air. :D
     
  7. ViperrepiV macrumors regular

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    Yeah i still find no speed issues with my 1.8/SSD. Everything runs just fine. a few choppy animations, but that would happen with the macbooks too due to integrated graphics.
     
  8. gcmexico macrumors 6502a

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    I agree 100%

    Still happy with my MBA purchase...MBA is sleeker and the power is just right for me...for someone who travels a lot the MBA is still the way to go
     
  9. xparaparafreakx macrumors 65816

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    Seeing the update made it even sweeter that I got the Air when I did.

    Macbook Air & CD Macbook Pro 17" Combo, can't beat that.
     
  10. thehuhman macrumors member

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    I agree totally.:D
     
  11. shoulin333 macrumors 6502a

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    totally happy with today's announcments :)


    i was afraid the MB was going to be alum with LED lcd, and that i might have been inclined to sell the air... I am glad that it was only minor updates.. and on top of that, glad i sold my BlackBook last week and didnt wait till this week :)
     
  12. imapfsr macrumors regular

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    As nice as the new Pros are, I just dont think I could use anything else now. The Air is by far the nicest computer I have ever used and for me, fits my needs perfectly.
     
  13. dibara2003 macrumors 6502

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    the air is a different machine. no matter what could've came out, i still would be happy
     
  14. maestrokev macrumors 6502a

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    As someone who has an iMac, MBP, MB and now MBA I can tell you that I love the MBA and iMac the most. I'm going to sell my MBP and MB even though they're less than 1yr old. I can finally work with the MBA on my lap - much cooler and lighter than the MB and MBP.
     
  15. rroback macrumors member

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    Btw, it looks like you can get the new mbp with a led screen. look at the apple store, you can get a led upgrade for $100. The new mbp's seem great, but I like my air.
     
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  17. Mikebuzzsaw macrumors 6502

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    I <3 my MBA. The only thing I wished it had was matte screen and an ethernet port. I can live with one usb.
     
  18. LevMac macrumors 6502

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    I have no regrets at all with the purchase of my MBA, very very happy with it, I guess it all comes down to what your planning on using it for, I mainly use mine around the house to check emails, view photos, communicate with friends using iChat, load songs to my ipod and even some photo editing, its plenty for me ! :)

    Its the most sexiest looking notebook that Apple has ever made, in fact the most sexiest notebook in the world today ! And for a first time mac user, im in love with Mac OSX :D
     
  19. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    I wonder did Apple asked Intel to shrink the Penryn processor for the Air,
    or the normal mobile version as found in MB/MBP's... Anyone know? If it's the regular one, isn't it a little waste of money considering it's dated technology?
     
  20. clayj thread starter macrumors 604

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    No, the CPU in the MBA is a SFF Merom. Presumably the next MBA will be a SFF Penryn or Montevina. And no, it's not a waste of money; the Merom in the MBA works just fine.
     
  21. Terwal macrumors regular

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    Same here. Was a bit nervous that the new MB or MBP would be toodifferent/great versus the MBA... But nothing to worry about: the MBA is a great machine ! :)
     
  22. drew0020 macrumors 65816

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    I love my MBA, but the $3K cost is way too high. I am on the fence with selling it and replacing it with a Macbook, but I am tired of the plastic design and the no multi touch trackpad!
     
  23. Kendall015 macrumors regular

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    Just curious, do you actually use the multi-touch features? I thought they were cool in the keynote, and I played with them for a little while after getting my MBA, but I never actually use them.
     
  24. Terwal macrumors regular

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    I actually use it all the time !

    I like the fact that you can do pretty much everything with your cursor and windows never having to click... Find it intuitive and addictive... :)
     
  25. djkny macrumors 6502

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    MBA is priced WAY too high. Maybe at $1399 it's worth it but obviously its feature set doesn't compare to the MBP, which is only $200 more.

    Good for you if you overpaid for the latest and greatest -- kind of like those overeager technophiles who got tricked on $600 iphones when they first came out.
     

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