I didn't mean to buy it...

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by dubhe, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. dubhe macrumors 65816

    dubhe

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    Well, I've done it, I've bought a MBA!

    I went to the apple store today to have a look and ended up buying a MB Unibody for the wife and a MBA 1.6 HDD for myself!

    I must say, and I am typing this on it, I am sooo happy. I am more than happy with the speed, it doesn't seem to run that hot, and there are so many nice things about it!

    I couldn't justify the SSD, but I must admit that thing was fast opening apps. In the store I opened iPhoto on the display machine with 1500 or so photos, it opened in a matter of seconds. But, I don't open and close files that much to be honest, generally work in one or two for extended periods, so the 1.6 is just fine :)

    FYI interrogating the serial number, it was built in Week 4 of 2009, and still has very faint lines on the screen, but to be honest, they don't distract, I have to look to see them, if I hadn't read this forum I would never have known!

    I don't regret not buying the 1.83 at all, it's very impressive but unnecessary IMO
     
  2. tubbymac macrumors 65816

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    I know the feeling of the impulse buy, just look at my sig heh. Glad you're happy with the machines. I rarely have ever been limited by the CPU speed (it's almost always the ram/hd/graphics that limits the stuff I do) so I don't see much point in the faster ones myself. For other people with different uses it'd be a different story.
     
  3. mikey28 macrumors 6502

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    Congratulations!
    The one thing that strikes me about the MBA is how fun it is to actually use it. I have not had this feeling with any other laptop....
     
  4. HiFiGuy528 macrumors 68000

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    If you are happy, don't think about anything else. Life is too short not to be happy at all times. :):)
     
  5. iParis macrumors 68040

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    Congratulations on your purchase!

    Just for the fun of it, you should try to play Crysis or Fallout 3.:p
     
  6. Scottsdale macrumors 601

    Scottsdale

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    Congratulations on your excellent purchase.

    Yes, the best of the revised MBA is available on the low-end model...

    The difference of having SATA-II HDD is much nicer than the original SSD. The Nvidia graphics are amazing and exactly the same on low-end as high-end. The mini display port ability to drive up to 30" ACD on both low and high-end. The exact same 1066 MHz RAM on both low and high-end. And the amazing Penryn 45 NM CPU with 6 MB L2 cache on both! The speed difference is very unnoticeable...

    That makes the revised low-end MBA by far the better buy. The main features are available on both... It's really an excellent buy for the amazing computer and capabilities with such a perfect form for portability whether taking across country or just to the couch.

    I have the high-end model with SSD, but only because I use it for work and I need fast boot and all because I take it to client offices. It's really NOT necessary for most. If I only used my MBA at home, I would have done the exact same thing. Because if you just leave it on, with apps running, the SSD is very unnecessary.

    Anyways, I hope you enjoy your MBA as much as I enjoy mine. It is one beautiful and amazing machine. By far my favorite Mac/computer ever.

    Cheers.
     
  7. qpid macrumors regular

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  8. EB66 macrumors 6502

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    i cant wait to feel the same way as you in a week or so :D
     
  9. dubhe thread starter macrumors 65816

    dubhe

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    You'll love it :)
     

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