MBA 2.1 but i still need to run windows

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by ginog, Jun 29, 2009.

  1. ginog macrumors newbie

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    looking to buy a MBA 2.1 but i still need to run windows can it be done with boot camp. dont really intend or want to use a VM. Thanks:confused:
     
  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    Yes, you can use Boot Camp on the MacBook Air.
     
  3. ginog thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. h1d macrumors regular

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    Why not? :confused:

    Boot camp driver seems to be better than that of rev A's either. Had more options for trackpad like tap to click etc.
     
  5. hitekalex macrumors 68000

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    What's the point of Boot Camp on an ultra mobile laptop like MBA? Do people run Windows full time on these things?

    Everything Windows-only I have runs fine in VM/Parallels.. Which is much better for ocasional Windows tasks, as you don't need to reboot the whole machine every time..
     
  6. antonioanmar macrumors member

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    Also i think that if really you need to be running Windows usually on Boot Camp, perhaps you havent choosen the right computer.
    I only need it on some very special circunstances, and for these situations i work with Parallels, which is a very good solution for all the revisions of MB Air (including rev.A)
     
  7. tigres macrumors 68040

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    VMWARE FTW, with SL :D

    Boot Camp sucks in comparison IMO
     
  8. aleksandra. macrumors 6502a

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    Windows 7 via BootCamp on MacBook Air 1.86/SSD uses less RAM and runs less processes than OS X when idle. It also runs 10 to 15° C hotter.
     

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