It has a software reinstall on a USB stick!

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by WilliamG, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. WilliamG macrumors 604

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    #1
    What’s in the box
    11-inch MacBook Air
    45W MagSafe power adapter, AC wall plug, and power cord
    Printed and electronic documentation
    Software Reinstall Drive

    Crazy...

    Just saying. :)

    At least MBA users have a way of reinstalling without Remote CD or the Super Drive attachment...
     
  2. periopdoc macrumors newbie

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  3. adamw macrumors regular

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    Excellent News! Software Reinstall drive... iLife '11 and Mac OS X on a stick!
     
  4. StefSSU macrumors regular

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    Noticed this too. Begs two questions, though;
    How much does each of these cost Apple vs a standard DVD?
    and,
    When Lion, and future versions of OS X get releases, will each package include both a drive and Disc? Or will there be separate packages specifically for the Air with just the Drive? Or will they only ship discs and have you install via another Mac or PC? If so, then why the need for a reinstall drive in the first place?

    Okay, so a few more than two questions. :)
     
  5. hcho3 macrumors 68030

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    That's cool! What is not cool? No more backlit keyboard.
     
  6. sparkie7 macrumors 68000

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    would be cool if you can program it like a hardware key to access/enable the computer, as an extra security feature if required
     

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