My new Macbook Air has ruined my other computers

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by MarkNY, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. MarkNY macrumors regular

    Jun 21, 2010
    The combination of the SSD and high DPI monitor make my iMac seem slow and cheap. This is the best computer Apple has ever made and perhaps the first one where there is no Apple Tax. PC makers can't beat Apple on price for this form factor. Also, the Lion UI looks much better at this high DPI than on a traditional monitor. Where are the high resolution monitors? You simply can't find any, although the DPI on the new Thunderbolt monitor looks pretty good.
  2. misterneums macrumors 6502

    Nov 2, 2009
  3. tom vilsack macrumors 68000

    tom vilsack

    Nov 20, 2010
    ladner cdn
    I feel so sorry for you,i will take that slow feeling imac off your hands.Least a fellow MacRumors member can do....;-)
  4. Yumunum macrumors 65816


    Apr 24, 2011
    It probably made your wife less appealing too
  5. EchoPure macrumors member

    Jul 20, 2011
  6. vazelos macrumors member

    Aug 7, 2011
    It even made my latin pool boy look like a 3rd world barista

    I love my Air, he's hot! <3 :D
  7. hcho3 macrumors 68030

    May 13, 2010
    All of my families are trying to take my MBA away. They are willing to give me an iPad and exchange for MBA.
  8. iphonsteve4ajob macrumors regular

    Aug 6, 2011
    I'm so impressed with my Air that it just makes me want to buy more Mac products. Perhaps the 15" later if it goes on a form factor diet. ;)

    Using a computer to do so many basic tasks should not be this fun. :)
  9. RobT macrumors 6502a


    Dec 20, 2007
    Ohio, USA
    I've gone Air and I'll never go back. Can't predict the future for sure, but at this point it seems all my future computer/laptop purchases will be Airs. No reason to go with anything else IMO.
  10. misterneums macrumors 6502

    Nov 2, 2009
    +1 for the luls
  11. iphonsteve4ajob macrumors regular

    Aug 6, 2011
    LOL. Unless it's a wife who likes to buy you new Apple products.
  12. BENJMNS macrumors 6502


    Dec 28, 2005
    this exactly. aside from buying a thinkpad to get the full Windows experience, everthing else in appleland should be Airs. everything else is just a joke in compromises. laptop is about mobility. make it as mobile as possible without sacrificing productivity fundamentals like keyboard and screen size. 11 is the bottom line.
  13. vitzr macrumors 68030


    Jul 28, 2011
    Mine hasn't ruined my others Macs, it fits fight in. I was already accustomed to the speed since all my others already had SSD's.

    It's like anything else, once you become used to having SSD's it becomes normal. Having used them for a few years, there's no longer that wow factor for me.

    The aspect of the new MBA's I like best is the styling, light weight, and decent keyboard.
  14. revelated macrumors 6502a


    Jun 30, 2010
    My Air is a companion machine. Period. I knew that when I bought it.

    It will never replace "The Big Apple", my 2011 i7 17" Pro, with its Samsung SSD and 8GB of RAM. It will never replace "Grand Central Station", my 2010 i7 27" iMac. The Pro is simply too good at applications; the iMac is too good at media creation and storage/network management.

    The Air's job is to-
    • Provide in-flight, in-airport computing.
    • Provide evening in-bed computing.

    That's it. Everything else is managed by another machine. Used to be the Air would serve the bathroom...but then the Galaxy Tab took that job.
  15. 2IS macrumors 68030

    Jan 9, 2011
    Can't say my MBA has ruined my other computers. My primary is a PC which is built for gaming. Big monitor, lots of storage, SSD, a real GPU, great keyboard, comfortable chair. There's really nothing my MBA does better except of course, being portable.

    That said, I find it very hard to use any of my other laptops after owning the air since December. While I cannot guarantee that all my future laptops are going to be Macbook Air's, I can comfortably say they'll all be of the "ultra-portable" breed.
  16. alecgold macrumors 65816


    Oct 11, 2007
    I have a 2010 MBP 13" that is about the same speed as my 2011 i7 11" MBA. Its just less than half as heavy and it feels like it's a third of the size.
    My MBA has become my primary business computer and I'm really waiting until the thunderbolt display comes around.
    That will make my 11" also a 2010 iMac. It will have all of a sudden firewire, lots of usb ports, gigabit ethernet, another 256Gb SSD coupled to the firewire, and an enormous amount of display real estate.
    The only thing that is less is the GPU, but I'm not into heavy graphics, I just edit and create documents, PDF's, lots of mail, some excels and that sort of things.
  17. jmpnop macrumors 6502a


    Aug 8, 2010
    Its one of the best laptops around but Apple does charge a premium for that. $999 by no means is worth for a laptop with 2GB RAM and 64GB SSD. It still sells because of quality(both hardware and software) that competitors aren't able to offer.
  18. misterneums macrumors 6502

    Nov 2, 2009
    The Apple Tax is still relatively low in comparison with other computers. Say you wanted to get a mobile gaming laptop. In the PC environment, you're probably looking at 1200-1500. The premium 15" MBP would be the most comparable is 2100.
  19. Sodner macrumors 68020


    Jan 12, 2011
    Pittsburgh, PA
    There have been stories right here on MR that competitors cannot meet the $999 price point of the Air in the Ultra Notebook category. The Air is truly "apple tax" free.
  20. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    Yeah, where they get you is in the peripherals. Have you seen what a Thunderbolt cable costs? :D
  21. icloud macrumors 6502


    Feb 15, 2005
  22. Young Spade macrumors 68020

    Mar 31, 2011
    Tallahassee, Florida

    We are all products of our environment; me, you, him, and everybody reading this post.

    Saying that like there's some negative quality here is illogical and ignorant.
  23. Young Spade macrumors 68020

    Mar 31, 2011
    Tallahassee, Florida
    It's definitely giving my girlfriend a run for her money ;)

    And this is why I went for the baseline Pro over the upgraded 11 which would be MORE than the Pro. Which is ridiculous.

    You're absolutely right though. I thought about getting an upgraded 11 but it would end up costing more than the baseline MBP, which doesn't make any sense to me.

    Now don't get me wrong, if you're using it for the portability and you can do everything you want to do with the machine, more power to you; however, for people who are getting only one machine and they want it to last a long period of time, and they don't "need" the extreme portability, I suggest the baseline MBP.

    What? You kind of contradicted yourself. Unless you are implying the 15 inch MBP is better than a windows gaming desktop, or laptop, which it is not.
  24. misterneums macrumors 6502

    Nov 2, 2009
    I didn't give enough information. The Apple Tax on the Air line of computers isn't too bad on a whole. Getting Sandy Bridge processors, Thunderbolt etc., in this ultra light, ultra-portable package.

    Now looking at the Pro line--I feel like the Apple Tax is a lot higher, going back to my previous post as an example.

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