Looking to buy a macbook air

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by dkbuilds, Mar 20, 2009.

  1. dkbuilds macrumors newbie

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    I'm looking to buy a macbook air but I'm worried that it is fragile since I travel a lot. Should I look for something else or should I not be worried?
     
  2. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040

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    It's made of metal. Unless you plan on throwing it around (or, god forbid, letting baggage "handlers" throw it around), you don't have anything to worry about.
     
  3. Scottsdale macrumors 601

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    Just as durable as a MacBook or MacBook Pro, but they're lighter weight. If anything more durable as the weight thrown around has less momentum. Ha ha.

    I travel with mine once per week. Keep it in a designer bag not really even meant for a laptop. I never worry about breaking it, but I am always worried about theft as it's over a $3k investment.
     
  4. maceleven macrumors 6502

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    Do not buy it! it over heats fast ! wait until the update it should be one of there next updates i would wait ! if you can endure the wait, do so .
     
  5. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040

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  6. uaecasher macrumors 65816

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    why everyone say it's over $3k, in apple store the 1.8 ghz is 2499$ and 1.6 for 1799
     
  7. Scottsdale macrumors 601

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    Base price is $2499. Have you never calculated for tax, software, and etc. Mine was over $3000 at the Apple Store alone, with everything.

    $2499 MBA
    $200 tax
    $249 AppleCare
    $49 iWork
    $79 Apple Wireless Keyboard

    I also bought some accessories, a drive and etc. The total here is over $3k, and that is NORMAL purchases.

    You never buy anything and have to pay taxes and etc? Pretty common here.
     
  8. timsutcliffe macrumors 6502

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    Don't worry

    I wouldn't worry about the MBA breaking, it's a solid machine. If you get your self a decent sleeve you'll be fine, and then if you're still worried get yourself a laptop bag to put it in.

    It'll probably help if you're careful with it as well.
     
  9. pilotError macrumors 68020

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    If you travel, I would look into a hard shelled laptop bag. The MBA is a tough little machine, but a drop on the corner will leave a dent.
     

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