My New MBA...And My First Post @ MacRumors :)

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by w00tini, Mar 1, 2008.

  1. w00tini macrumors 6502a

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    Hello all,
    I just wanted to share my newest toys with other like-minded folks :)

    I'm new to MacRumors as a poster, but have followed it religiously for months now as I did research for my new Apple laptop. I'm still a big time PC gearhead, and will always be for gaming, but for work (I'm a sales rep on the road 300+ days a year) I'm looking for something different than my old Sony VGNS360.

    I have an iPhone and love it...if the MBA is anything like that (the experience, that is) then I think I'm sure to love it.

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    The loot:
    • Macbook Air 1.6/80
    • Macbook Air USB Superdrive
    • 250GB Western Digital USB Powered Harddrive
    • AT&T USB 3G Broadband Card (replacing my old PCMCIA version...btw, ATT gave this to me for free w/o any contract extension)
    • Logitech VX Nano Cordless Laser Mouse
    Oh, and hello everyone...go easy on this Mac nub :-0
     
  2. Cybergypsy macrumors 68040

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    hey welcome and you will find lots of good info here......:)
     
  3. macanudo macrumors regular

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  4. gregk205 macrumors member

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    Welcome.. And make sure you let us know how you like your new toys.. And also the specs on the MBA..
     
  5. ctt1wbw macrumors 68000

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    Holy crap man, did your shipment from southeast asia come in last night or what? :D
     
  6. mac jones macrumors 68040

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    I just bought the Nano and liked it so much I went out and bought the X400 USB Logitech laser mouse (fantastic)

    some advice about this:

    Do not use the Logitech control panel but use 'USB Overdrive' (works with nano ; shows up as 'wireless USB if the logitech software is not installed)

    it's has a much smoother feel to it and seems to have the same mapping capabilities. I was using the Logitech panel and was going to return the mouse as it was very unpleasant with that software.
    note: With the Logitech control panel the Nano would not show up in USB Overdrive. I removed the Logitech software and it showed.
     
  7. w00tini thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    hey thanks for the heads up on the mouse MJones...once my sister and her husband leave (we're having them over for dinner tonight) I can dig into setting everything up. I'm sure I'll have questions so don't leave me people! ;)
     
  8. w00tini thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    oops...you're right, its the 1.6/80
     
  9. iJesus macrumors 6502a

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    I am so jealous.

    I can't wait for mine.

    I am playing "New Soul" continuously in preparation.
     
  10. Cybergypsy macrumors 68040

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    I play it ll the time in my car....it makes me smile :) its my happy song :)
     
  11. dahcheet macrumors regular

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    Congrats and welcome to the Forums. Hope we can be of some assistance to you.
     
  12. iJesus macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks a bunch :mad:

    It just makes me want my MacBook Air even more :(

    I guess it's time to play the Happy Song! :)!!!
     

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  13. imapfsr macrumors regular

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    I like to play the song ON my MBA. It really takes me to a happy place. What has happened to all of us?:eek:
     
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  16. dahcheet macrumors regular

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    I just downloaded it and it really does make you feel happy.
     
  17. Jelite macrumors 6502a

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    Let us know how you find the Nano to be , i've ordered one with a Mac Mini which should arrive next week, i have the same WD Passport it's a great little thing and smaller/lighter than i expected.

    Post some more pics when you're set up!
     
  18. w00tini thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    will do on the pics. The family just turned on the Wii so it might be a bit until I can dig into the Air. Damn you Nintendo!
     
  19. w00tini thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ok first dumb question...

    I bought the USB ethernet cable because they told me I could link my PC to the Air and xfer over my media libraries that way. I have about 10gb of music I'd like to bring over to the Air. How would I go about doing this?

    Thanks in advance
     
  20. aristobrat macrumors G4

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  21. w00tini thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    you're totally right...I guess I just wanted to know if it could be done. I'm loading up the Nano mouse and WD HD right now
     
  22. w00tini thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    hi again MJones,
    Can you explain to me what USB Overdrive is? And where it can be found? It sounds to me, based off of what I think you're saying, that this is some sort of cpanel for the mouse?

    thanks

    Edit: Oh, ok I see...it is a software package you can buy for the mac. I'll have a look...thanks
     
  23. mac jones macrumors 68040

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    try this really good search engine

    It's called Google.

    works really well :D
     
  24. w00tini thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ya ya...i edited my post before you posted that! :-0
     
  25. raremage macrumors 6502a

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    Since you have an iPhone, and the WD USB powered drive, I suggest one more thing you will probably want - a powered USB hub for your desk. The HDD will be too iffy thru a non-powered hub (and you definitely will want a hub if you're planning to have both the iPhone dock and the HDD plugged in.

    Oh yes - congrats and Enjoy!
     

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