Macbook Air Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by alex.marton, Jul 26, 2015.

  1. alex.marton macrumors 6502


    Jul 6, 2015
    My House
    Hi All,

    What are the things you absolutely adore about your Macbook Air? Are there any things you would change, if so what would it be?

    (P.S can you say what year your's was made in!) :D

    Thanks, Alex
  2. AlliFlowers Contributor


    Jan 1, 2011
    L.A. (Lower Alabama)
  3. alex.marton thread starter macrumors 6502


    Jul 6, 2015
    My House
    Cool, I love doing that as well... Another thing I love is that it is very fast, even that it's not the highest end laptop out there.
  4. entropi macrumors 6502

    May 20, 2008
    likes: ports, power and portability!

    dislikes: glossy screen thats extremely hard to clean without a gazillion of all too visible "wiping traces"... (not that much visible while in actual use, but still annoying when you edit photos and think there is dust in the photo and it's just a not that perfectly clean screen...) My antiglare screen on my MBP17 is far superior in that regard. It's much easier to clean and therefore it also gets done more often.

    I got the fully maxed out i7 mba 11" 2014 with 8 GB RAM and 512 GB SSD.
  5. BigMcGuire Contributor


    Jan 10, 2012
    My laptop history:

    My first laptop in college was a Dell Latitude 830 with 2 - 6 cell media bay batteries (required to last a full day of college). Going from that to a Chromebook was like heaven - the weight difference. Using Chromebooks for the last 4 years was nice but I longed for a full OS and something with better build quality.

    What do I like about my Macbook Air 11 (early 2015)?

    It's extremely light while being made out of metal. Every single time I touch/hold the laptop it screams quality. The screen is very bright and very pleasant to read on for hours at a time (OS X text rendering vs Windows/Chromebooks?). The battery life is easily 10 hours without trying too hard (I do a lot of reading). The keyboard is very pleasant to type on vs other laptops I've used. The bluetooth actually works (never worked well on Chromebook). Big Big like: I can answer calls to my phone (6+) via my Macbook Air and the caller has no clue I'm talking to them from my laptop - same for SMS (iMessage). I sometimes use a $20 Insignia thunderbolt to HDMI connector to use this in clamshell mode with my Dell Ultrasharp 24' monitor at home and work with a bluetooth keyboard (Anker)/mouse (Microsoft).

    My user experience has been 110% with this Macbook Air 11. Apple has my business for a long long time.
  6. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Glad I got a fully loaded MBA 13 as to me the new MB is such a disappointment!
  7. Boyd01 macrumors 68040


    Feb 21, 2012
    New Jersey Pine Barrens
    My first computer was an Apple ][ in 1978. My first Macintosh was the "Fat Mac" 512k in 1985. My first laptop was a PowerBook Duo in 1994. When I got the Duo, I was just amazed that I could have a computer as powerful as my Mac IIcx in such a tiny package.

    Had the same kind of feeling when I got my first MacBook Air. Currently using a 2013 11" i7/8gb/512gb MBA as my primary computer. It does everything I need including running powerful software like Logic Pro and Final Cut Pro. The portability and battery life are amazing. No plans to upgrade anytime soom. :)
  8. Beachguy macrumors 6502a


    Nov 23, 2011
    I have 3 Macbooks- two Pros and an Air. I love my Air- on it right now. Unlike the others, my Air is a senior citizen- mid-2011. But it meets my needs nicely, and I am simply not tempted yet to get a newer one. It's light to carry, and feels good to use, still. Very happy with it. Oh- and it was a refurb.
  9. MacBoook160 macrumors 6502

    Feb 9, 2011
    With my MBP retired as a back-up, I, too, went the refurb route. Oddly, portability, a prime reason I went for the Air hasn't come into play yet, at least until I have some kind of appropriate sleeve to transport it in. (It is a delight to take from room to room, though)

    What I've been loving over the last couple of weeks is the power of it: it's fast, powerful, I don't have to keep as much of an eye on what applications I have open (though as I've written elsewhere, Chrome is often a disaster).

    I bought this to last for a number of years, and I can see that it will suit my needs for a long time. Do I wish it had Retina? Sure. But not at the expense of battery life or other aspects of the machine...including the ports. Yup. I'm not ready to give multiple ports up, especially as I still have a wired life.

    Ask me again in six months; maybe the honeymoon will be over. But all the research (and comments here, pro and con) paid off. This is the right machine for me, right now.

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