MacBook Air is life changing

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by HiFiGuy528, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. HiFiGuy528 macrumors 68000

    Jul 24, 2008
    I've had my 1.6ghz (Rev A) Air for a few weeks now. Bought it NEW off Ebay for $1225.

    I have to say that it changed the way I use a laptop. I take it everywhere, everyday. It's nice to be able to listen to music from my 500GB MacBook (share) and browse the web, watch YouTube, Top Gear on iTunes, Apple KeyNotes, etc. on the Air, in bed or on the coach. The Air never got too hot and its weight is awesome. I've taken it across the country through many airports. I love being able to video iChat with my girlfriend while away. My girlfriend who is not Mac user, but she is starting to love the Air when she gets her hands on it. I may buy her one just so she don't use mine. hehehehe.....
    I didn't buy the SuperDrive and I don't regret it. Remote Disc works BEST on Ethernet. Forget WiFi, it takes forever.
  2. Ironic macrumors 6502a


    Oct 6, 2008
    In my MBA!
    I never use a super drive but won one for 38 bucks on Flea bay so I will keep it :)
  3. andreab35 macrumors 6502a


    May 29, 2008
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    So glad you are enjoying the Air!
    I just received the Rev. A as a gift, but I'm making an exchange for Rev. B to be on the safe side of previous horror stories I have heard...
    By overall, enjoy! :)
  4. HiFiGuy528 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Jul 24, 2008
    Santa came early :):):) I was good too. I didn't bitch about my Air. :)
  5. eba macrumors regular

    Mar 14, 2007
    I bought a rev B because I just got tired of lugging a MBP through airports and hotels, and I'm frankly amazed at how much easier it is. Three pounds doesn't seem like much, but the difference is substantial in the real world. Even better, I haven't had to sacrifice anything in terms of performance - that's been the biggest surprise.

    I love my MBP and don't plan to get rid of it. But I see the MBA eating heavily into my usage pattern - on the road or off.
  6. Alkiera macrumors regular

    Mar 11, 2008
    Very similar experience here; I bought mine back in February, for my birthday. It goes literally everywhere with me. I did buy a superdrive a couple months ago, mostly to watch DVDs with, and to burn the occasional disc.

    The only performance issues I have are 3D apps and occasional hiccups when running WinXP on Fusion, tho Fusion 2.0.1 seems to have smoothed out some of that.

    My wife constantly wants to borrow it; tempted to get one of the new ones and gift her this one. She'd never use the 3D stuff anyway.
  7. Ironic macrumors 6502a


    Oct 6, 2008
    In my MBA!
    I alway but a new toy in Jan, after macworld, so this time bought it before unless a tablet comes out , I will pick that up too!
  8. Scepticalscribe Contributor


    Jul 29, 2008
    The Far Horizon
    Congrats on your wonderful new MBA, and long may you enjoy it. I'm thinking of investing in one myself before too long, so it's always good to get positive feedback.

    Cheers and good luck
  9. coupdetat macrumors 6502

    Jul 11, 2008
    I liked my Air before I got CoolBook, but the limitations pissed me off. Now with CoolBook, I LOVE it!
  10. Doju macrumors 68000

    Jun 16, 2008
    So, do you use the MacBook at all anymore? I was considering buying a MacBook Air in addition to a MacBook (alu in this case, but your white is still relevant) but I was thinking it would defeat the purpose, haha.
  11. 1rottenapple macrumors 68000

    Apr 21, 2004
    that sounds like me. :)
  12. HiFiGuy528 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Jul 24, 2008
    I use the WhiteBook when my girlfriend has the Air.

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