MacBook Air owners, do you have another Mac? If so ...

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by entatlrg, Jul 8, 2009.

  1. entatlrg macrumors 68040


    Mar 2, 2009
    Waterloo & Georgian Bay, Canada
    Fellow Air owners, do you own another Mac, if so which one?

    What percentage of the time would you say you use your MBA compared to your other machine(s).
  2. ayeying macrumors 601


    Dec 5, 2007
    Yay Area, CA
    Only machine for me.

    However, I do have access to my dad's iMac 24" if I really need to use it.
  3. matperk macrumors 6502

    May 6, 2004
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    My other computer is a Mac Pro (I feel like that should be a bumper sticker).

    Mac Pro and MBA are the perfect combination, even if slightly overkill.
  4. gcmexico macrumors 6502a


    Dec 22, 2007
    New York City
    Have an Imac, that I use all the mac mini is attached to my flat screen...MBA never used in the summer, 2 months off from teaching...over the summer it just basically sits there
  5. dborja macrumors 6502a

    Sep 13, 2007
    Northern California
    2.8GHz 24" iMac here. I use it for heavy lifting. MBA gives me mobility around the house and, of course, is my traveling companion. I use it for Web browsing, email, Quicken, MS Office, some YouTube and other "light" tasks. Perfect in this role...
  6. swiftaw macrumors 603


    Jan 31, 2005
    Omaha, NE, USA
    3.06Ghz 24 inch iMac at home, Air for going to and from work.
  7. stoconnell macrumors 6502

    Mar 22, 2009
    Rockville (Despite REM's plea.)
    I have a first generation MacBook Pro (2.16GHz/2GB RAM/100G HDD) for work that I rarely use now that I have the Air. It is nice to use the same machine both at home and work and not have to lug 5+ pounds around every day to and from the office. I was using the work laptop just yesterday and I was reminded of just how big it felt relative to the Air and also how dull the screen is.
  8. VirtualRain macrumors 603


    Aug 1, 2008
    Vancouver, BC
    That's my situation as well... perfect combo... not overkill! :p

    The Mac Pro is where serious stuff gets done (video editing, web design) and the MBA is for surfing, email, blogging, and casual work when traveling, being a couch potato, or at my GF's place.
  9. andreab35 macrumors 6502a


    May 29, 2008
    I just have my Macbook Air as my only Mac. It's perfect, and I'm 100% satisfied. :)
  10. macboy4 macrumors regular

    Feb 17, 2009
  11. McGilli macrumors 6502

    Nov 11, 2008
    I have an iMac that is used 99% of the time.

    I use the MBA about 2 to 4 hours per week.
  12. GeekGirl* macrumors 65816


    Feb 26, 2009
    Buffalo, NY
  13. JMKeynes macrumors newbie

    Jul 9, 2009
    Mba + Mbp

    Like you, I use the MBA with a 15" MBP. I leave the MBP at the office running with an external screen; and I use it like a desktop.

    I use the MBA with an external screen at the office (giving me 4 screens). But I take the MBA home everyday and use it like a laptop.

    I'm an academic, so I'm constantly reading PDFs, making powerpoints, and surfing with dozens of tabs open. My MBA (which is one of those from right after the upgrade to the 9400m) does just fine with this. Obviously, the MBP does fine as well.

    I keep thinking that someday I'll get a mac mini to use at home, too.
  14. NomadicRiley macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2009
    It's my only mac and my primary work computer.
  15. kernkraft macrumors 68020


    Jun 25, 2009
    Air+unibody, both suck!

    Stupidly, I have a first generation, basic model MacBook Air and a first generation unibody MacBook with 2.4 GHz. I will NEVER, EVER, EVER buy a first generation Apple product EVER again.

    CPU whine, overheating, constant fan noise on both, misaligned keys on the MB...

    I use the Air for typing as it has a nice screen and I use the MB, when I need to do anything power- or graphics hungry. But not in the garden. Or in sunlight. Or when the lights are on. And not anything involving Firewire.

    Stupid Apple!
  16. RayK macrumors 6502

    Oct 13, 2005
    I have a iMac 24 2.93 and a MacBook that I use besides my rev a air. Mainly thing I use the air and the iMac.
  17. jrichie macrumors regular

    Feb 4, 2003
  18. ShadowMind macrumors newbie

    Oct 18, 2007
    Washington State
    I have a MB White NVIDIA that I use at home and the Air I use at school. During school it is about 50/50 but during the summer I use the MB more.
  19. opera57 macrumors 6502

    Feb 15, 2009
    I have an iMac which I use about 70-75% of the time. I use the Macbook Air the rest of the time. I am starting to use the macbook air quite a lot more now as it is much more comfortable to use it when on the sofa or when watching tv.[​IMG]
  20. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040


    Nov 17, 2007
    das Fort
    I use my MBA for email/web/etc. and I take it with me to my grad school classes. I use my iMac for my design work.
  21. RSW macrumors member


    May 13, 2009
    I have a 24" iMac in the office, and use the Air for travel and night use. I also use Mobile Me to keep all my computers synced up with each other, and my iPhone.
  22. darrellishere macrumors 6502

    Jul 13, 2007
    2 years on I rarely use my iphone! Apart from playing music and making calls of course!

    My desk top is now a mini and 24" display, but its mainly used as TV with eyetv.

    It also gets used for aperture work, when I need to review my images on a big screen & iMovie because it has a SSD. (& Watching Blu-rays)!

    But then the macbook air gets 90% of my time! :)

    It proves its worth every day.

    But would be amazing with the 13" macbook pro' matt display WOP WOP!
  23. LizKat macrumors 68040


    Aug 5, 2004
    Catskill Mountains
    Macbook (blackjack), for when I'm going to be sitting still. The MBA for when I'm moving around or running up and downstairs. I love the MBA for weighing just about zip and having that speedy-readin' flash drive.

    I have some G4 powerbooks I keep several types of classical music and movies on, respectively. An old G3 ibook with recipes and a few gig of music on it is in the kitchen. Love the way it cleans up fast with a swipe of a damp cloth...

    Somewhere there's a Ti powerbook with drivers and software for some keyboards and related audio processing, it's still OS 9, and it syncs some stuff I still use now and then on an old Palm device. These items are edging their way to the e-waste recycle day one of these years, but not quite yet.
  24. FakeJon macrumors newbie


    Jul 2, 2009
    Sunnydale, California
    I have a 24 inch iMac

    a 15 inch last generation MBP....and a previous generation white Macbook for the wife.

    I thought about getting a new 13 inch MBP unibody. The 15 inch is a little much to carry around....

    I'm thinking now that maybe the better idea would be the get the MBA.
  25. mikey28 macrumors 6502

    Aug 6, 2008
    I have an MBA 1.86/SSD which I love, and basically it's my primary computer-

    But I also have an iMac desktop, that I like.

    I use the mobile me storage a lot in order to have access to files on both computers.

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