Just like to know what were u guys using pior to the MacBook Air?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by evirob, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. evirob macrumors member


    Mar 31, 2008
    Sunny Singapore

    Just wanna know what laptops u were using pior to the MBA? Any reasons why did you swap the former?

    As for me, been using the X31 Thinkpad for 4 years before upgrading. Really loved it as a workhorse, but was looking for a larger screen and keyboard while not having a weight penalty. Also the display was kinda looking really washed out.

    The MBA was the perfect choice as I was waiting for a lighter Apple laptop just like the powerbook 12"....

    Just like to hear from others as I'm pretty curious on this.....
  2. ayeying macrumors 601


    Dec 5, 2007
    Yay Area, CA
  3. msinco macrumors newbie

    Dec 14, 2007
  4. xparaparafreakx macrumors 65816

    Jul 29, 2005
  5. daibach macrumors member

    Jul 7, 2005
    MacBook Pro 15 inch.

    Got the air as it's easier to carry back and fore between home and work every day.

    MBP now stays at home and is tethered to a 20 inch Apple display.
  6. wordmunger macrumors 603


    Sep 3, 2003
    North Carolina
    14-inch iBook G4.

    I had previously been using this computer as a desktop replacement, but then I got an iMac and so wanted my secondary computer to be more portable. The MBA was a perfect choice.
  7. ScottFitz macrumors 6502a

    Nov 3, 2007
    company issued IBM thinkpad t60p with a horrible screen and an incredibly bloated copy of WinXP.

    I'm leaving it on my desk as a backup but I'm a road warrior. The IBM will never leave home again.
  8. dlubis macrumors member


    Apr 9, 2008
  9. mikeb-310 macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2008
    Sony Viao (Vista) ...... and Dell desktop. MBA got me to switch to Mac.
  10. andrewnewyen macrumors newbie

    May 2, 2008
  11. ZhaoYun macrumors newbie

    Sep 29, 2007
    Macbook SR White.

    I don't why my current MBA is snappier than the Macbook. But seriously, I really feel it is snappier...launching of FF3 and Safari, take less than 2 bounce.

    I LIKE MY MBA !!!
  12. aussieinrome macrumors regular


    Apr 5, 2008
    Rome, Italy.
    Sony Vaio UX and before that the Sony Vaio TR.

    I must say that OS X is incredibly fast and responsive - I will never buy a Windows PC again (unless Apple buys Microsoft and sells OSX for PCs - which will never happen, too much conflicting hardware).
  13. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

    NC MacGuy

    Feb 9, 2005
    The good side of the grass.
    All mac portables. MB, MBP, lots of PB's. Favorite hands down was 12" PB. Air has been closest thing to it since.

    MB BL. too heavy and always looked dirty. MBP too big w. heat of a toaster oven. Still have and use the MBP as a backup.

    Like the Air but it's not perfect. No.2 behind 12" PB.
  14. sanPietro98 macrumors 6502a


    May 30, 2008
    My MBA replaced my PowerBook G4 15".

    I used to keep the PowerBook attached to an external widescreen display most of the time. With the MBA, I'm finding that I use it all over the house just due to its weight, size, and gorgeous screen.

    The MBA is my "primary" computer.
  15. Olvenskol macrumors member

    Feb 20, 2008
    Prior notebook was a 15" Macbook Pro, which I loved immensely.

    I love my MBA even more.

    I still keep my MBP on my desk and use it as my "desktop Mac" since I never take it anywhere.
  16. Sesshi macrumors G3


    Jun 3, 2006
    One Nation Under Gordon
    Recently before Air in similar class (simultaneously):
    Sony TZ2x series (main ultraportable) in multiple locations, Sony G11, Sony UX390N's inmultiple locations, several Dell XPS M1330's, Sony SZ4x series

    After purchase of Air in similar class (simultaneously with Air): Sony TZ2500/2x series (main ultraportable) in multiple locations, Sony UX390N's, UX490N's, Sony SZ7x series, Lenovo X300, Toshiba R500.

    Currently reducing to one TZ2500, TZ32VN + spare, one UX390/490 each, two SZ71WN's + 1 spare, and last of all the Air 1.8SSD + spare. I expect the Sony spares to collect dust, while the spare Air will undoubtedly be in regular use as both shuttles back and forth from Applecare.
  17. vendettabass macrumors 6502a


    Jul 8, 2006
    Wellington, New Zealand
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/4A102 Safari/419.3)

    that's the mb I have now!
    How does the mba compare in terms of responsiveness?

    I'm looking to replace this blackbook in aug-sept and am unsure whether to go for a top end macbook with a 7k drive or a MacBook air. I'd like the portability but the mb now isn't too bad. Its that backlit keyboard I'd get most use from I think!
  18. Gregintosh macrumors 68000

    Jan 29, 2008
    I used to have the Dell E1405 laptop.

    Honestly, I kind of miss it, were it not for the weight and the fact it ran Windows. It had 7 hours of battery life (real world, not theoretical), 14" screen, DVD burner, and it looked great too (silver paint with black keyboard, kind of like the MBA!!!).
  19. Heavenkittykat macrumors regular

    Jan 6, 2008
  20. eggersj macrumors 6502


    Apr 23, 2008
    Dell 700m. Started crashing on me, and gave me the chance to get my first Mac!!! I LOVE the MBA... Best computer I have ever owned. Plus, OSX is so intuitive... I will never go back... :D
  21. Mr X macrumors member

    Mr X

    Jan 19, 2008
    London, UK
    Same here. Sony TZ series now Mac throughout the house
  22. Clix Pix macrumors demi-goddess

    Clix Pix

    Oct 9, 2005
    8 miles from the Apple Store at Tysons (VA)
    15" MacBook Pro, Core Duo (May, 2006)

    17" MacBook Pro, Core 2 Duo (June, 2007)

    I'm still using the 17" MBP hooked up to a 23" ACD; the 15" MBP hs really been replaced by my MBA so I will eventually be putting it up for sale....

    Also was using a G5 iMac pretty extensively until I got the MBA.

    I LOVE this thing! Right now I'm sitting out on my balcony with it, enjoying the fresh air and the ability to keep up with what's going on in my online world....a lot less weight, a lot less hassle in using the MBA than my 15" MBP.

    My MBA rocks!!
  23. mpw Guest

    Jun 18, 2004
    Interesting to read what people were using before their MBAs, but probably more interesting to hear what they're planning as their next computer; another MBA? another MacNotebook or back to PC hardware??
  24. Clix Pix macrumors demi-goddess

    Clix Pix

    Oct 9, 2005
    8 miles from the Apple Store at Tysons (VA)
    At this point I don't know what my next Mac will be but I can assure you that whatever it is there will not be a sniff of Windows anywhere near it and that I won't be returning to PC hardware, either. I'm hooked on Macs, the complete package: OS, hardware......

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