Macbook Air as 2nd computer

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by canesfins, Oct 22, 2010.

  1. canesfins macrumors newbie

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    I currently own a MBP i7

    I am contemplating a MBA as a second ultra portable. I will use it primarily for basic functions - word processing, internet, some pictures, some video. Anything requiring storage or power will be the MBP. the 11" seems rather attractive, however, for less than $100 - the 13" offers significant upgrades - but larger size (either way getting 128GB). Looking for advice - this is a tough decision.
     
  2. ReallyBigFeet macrumors 68030

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    If you want a Netbook, get the low-end 11" models.

    If you want a sub-notebook/ultraportable notebook, get the 13" models.
     
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I see no point in owning two laptops. I'd swap to an iMac and then get the air. That's a great combo.
     
  4. canesfins thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I haven't owned a desktop in 10 years, so completely committed to laptops. My thing is the smaller size of a MBA could fit a niche where my 15" MBP is just too large. That is what is enticing about the 11" - the small size, nice quality screen, and more than a netbook. I can't stand my Toshiba netbook, slow, and the screen is awful. The small screen on the 11" with respect to web pages and scrolling down is a bit worrisome.
     
  5. blairh macrumors 68030

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    The only reason someone should own both a MBP & MBA is if they will be using their MBA as a travel machine. That's what I'm planning to do.
     
  6. bdeitemeyer macrumors member

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    Agreed, the MBA should be an option only for those that take their laptop with them quite often and want the extremely light weight.
     
  7. bolsen78 macrumors regular

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    Same here!! This MB is heavy when I lug it to Caribou or anywhere else. It was why I bought the Dell mini but I regret ever getting that one!!! But I will also be on a long flight in Dec and the 11.6 will be perfect for my 15 hour flight along with my Iphone and movies!!
     

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