Is your MacBook Air your main computer?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by AppleTech22, Aug 13, 2011.

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Is your MacBook Air your main computer?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. AppleTech22 macrumors 6502

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    I am going to getting the new MacBook air and using it as my main machine so I was wondering who else it using it as their main man as well.
     
  2. Jemi9OD macrumors regular

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    I've only been using a Macbook Air as my main computer for about a week, but it's been working out great for me. I don't do anything particularly taxing and it fits my needs great.
     
  3. Lord Appleseed, Aug 13, 2011
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    Lord Appleseed macrumors 6502a

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    Yes.
    My iMac only serves as power- editing and gaming machine, as well as for movies and such.
     
  4. AppleTech22 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Nice, that's my plan as well.
     
  5. Kendo macrumors 68000

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    I plan on it being my main computer as well. But I will have a dual monitor setup because I have an old 17" LCD monitor collecting dust.
     
  6. miniConvert macrumors 68040

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    I have an iMac at home and an iMac at work, but yes, my Rev A MacBook Air is my main computer. I spend more time on it than any of the others put together.

    Hoping to get one of the new ones soon :)
     
  7. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

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    While I have my iMac at home to do the really heavy stuff, games and for storing media, I definitely use my MacBook air a lot more for the casual stuff and obviously for the portability. So yes, I would consider my MacBook air as my main computer.
     
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  9. Cynicalone macrumors 68040

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    No.

    I use my MacBook Air with my Mac Pro.

    My Mac Pro does a bit of everything around the house. It is the work machine, the iTunes media server, it stores all the old RAW photos. Basically all the heavy lifting.

    The MacBook Air makes the perfect companion.
     
  10. AppleTech22 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Same here what model are you looking at?
     
  11. The Catalyst macrumors 6502

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    Not my main, but definitely the one I use most.
     
  12. AppleTech22 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    What other comp d you have?
     
  13. 3bs macrumors 603

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    Been using my 2010 11" ultimate as my main computer since april :)
     
  14. AppleTech22 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    How does the screen size feel fir that being your only one?
     
  15. Jaro65 macrumors 68040

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    2010 13" ultimate MBA has been my main computer since late last year. The MBP only gets used now and then for photos, etc.
     
  16. AppleTech22 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Man, you got quite the MBP too
     
  17. Nioxic macrumors regular

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    Nope.

    I'm getting mine on wednesday though.

    But i've got a windows 7 powerhouse gaming PC with 3 monitors :p

    My macbook air will be my buddy when in school or visiting people. its so small i can basically bring it anywhere <3

    But it will prolly not be used that much at home
     
  18. Hey Jude macrumors 6502a

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    No

    I have a couple other computers, but I do like the portability of my 11".
     
  19. Tiggs macrumors 6502

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    Main-yes(13"), hardly ever touch the MBP anymore.
     
  20. AppleTech22 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Nice I'm getting mine either Friday or sat., it's gonna be my main though

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    You should sell that baby off then
     
  21. mfr1340 macrumors regular

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    13" air 4/256 changing to 15" MBP 8/750

    I first started with the 11" air new 2010 but felt that it was too small for me. I sold it and bought the 13" air. I want to go to the 15" pro maxed out. Monday
     
  22. oyibo45 macrumors newbie

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    I've a 17" Asus G73 running a triple boot (Windows 7/Ubuntu/Linux Mint) that hasn't been touched since I received my 13" i7 MBA a week ago. I love this machine. I'm an American that works in Africa so I have to fly a lot, often getting routed through Europe with layovers and such. This bad boy will be my one and only while traveling and at work on the ship. I can toss the huge computer bag that I had to use before as well :D Downsizing is uber kewl...
     
  23. fkhan3 macrumors 6502

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    No. My MBP 17” does the heavy lifting. MBA is a perfect portable solution.
     
  24. stevensr123 macrumors 6502

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    YES!

    I had the 2010 macbook pro (mid range edition), i was sharing it with my father.

    Anyway i decided to get the macbook air 11" and got it yesterday :D.

    The way i saw it is, the only thing i do on a mac is word, web browsing, music, movies etc and I can do all this on a smexxy computer like the 11" macbook air and look good while doing it :cool:

    The only thing i use though which is for work and college is AUTOCAD, but I would never use a screen smaller than a 17" for auto cad because the more real-estate you have the better and easier it is for me to complete a drawing.

    So the 13" wasn't really worth it, I didn't like the macbook pro, far to big and heavy for my liking etc

    This machine seems even faster than my dads macbook pro, even if it's a far smaller and lighter.

    To be honest, now i have had a taste of this machine, I can see why people want apple to get rid of the internal optical drive.

    The macbook pro is FAR more heavy and thicker, And I'm guessing the only cause of that is the optical drive ???

    They should make the apple optical disc cheaper though, make deals for people who buy macs that have no optical drive?
     

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