Glad I made the leap

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Eric8199, May 18, 2011.

  1. Eric8199 macrumors 6502a

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    Last week I finally gave in to temptation and ordered an 11 inch MacBook Air from the Apple refurb store. I bought the base model, and it came today. I love it.

    I'd played with the Air a little bit at the Apple Store and Best Buy, but I still wasn't sure if the smaller screen would bother me. However, I wanted the portability of this thing, so I decided to give it a shot.

    The high resolution makes up for the screen size, and it's not bad at all. You forget the screen is this small.

    The 2gb of RAM seems to be plenty. I have 6gb of Ram in my late 2008 Unibody MacBook Pro, and this thing is equally as fast. My only mild concern is the hard drive — with only 64gb, after installing my programs and syncing my dropbox, I only have about 30gb left. However, I won't be putting music on this, or movies, or even photos, so the rest of the space will likely be devoted to Word documents, so I think I'll be fine. For anything heavy I'll use my MBP anyway, this is all about portability and writing. So it should be perfect.

    I debated waiting for the new models, but my goal was to spend the least amount of money, so I went with this one.

    The only problem I had was the trackpad is loose. It wobbles, and I can push it down before it will click, which my MBP doesn't do. I called AppleCare, and they said the Apple Store can fix it same day. So rather than send it back, I figured I'll live with it until I get to the store.

    All in all, a very happy new MacBook Air customer. If you're thinking about taking the plunge, just do it already.
     
  2. MetalheadGCN macrumors newbie

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    Agreed mightily! I don't own a MBA, but my mother does and I use it as frequently as I can. I'm slightly jealous. :D

    The real draw to the MBA, personally, is the size and portability. I'm thinking of saving up for one when I graduate college.
     
  3. aramosc macrumors regular

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