Need Help deciding if I should keep my MBA

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by yespi, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. yespi macrumors member

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    Hi All

    I bought a brand new MBA for $1000 but can't decide if I should keep it or try to exchange it with the new aluminum MacBook.

    I already have a MacBook Pro (early 2008) 17" 2.6ghz, 4GB at home and in my office I have a Mac Pro 2x3.2 GHz, 10GB. the only reason I need a new laptop is because I travel everyday for about 3 hours to work and back home and I'm getting now a masters degree in graphic design thru online classes.

    I used to take with me my MacBook Pro but its to big & heavy for everyday travel on the bus.

    I will mainly use the MBA for online video tutorials and documentations, I would also like to install Adobe CS4 for light usage.

    Is the MacBook Air a good choice for me?

    Thanks
     
  2. aleni macrumors 68020

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    yes! especially if you already have a powerful MBP at home.

    make sure the mba is just fine running videos without it being overheating.
     
  3. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    By all accounts, the MBA is a superb second computer (and a reasonable main computer for those who don't have heavy graphics usage) for someone with a powerful main computer who travels a lot and needs the lightness and portability of the MBA. So, yes, keep it.
    Cheers
     
  4. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    In total agreement with the above posters, but I question how well the MBA will run CS4.
     
  5. mhnajjar macrumors 6502a

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  6. six.four macrumors 6502

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    I agree with the above posters: keep the MBA.

    If it were your primary computer, that would something else, but as a secondary laptop for travel, I'd say keep the MBA without a doubt. Not only are MBA screens rumored to be superior to that of the new macbooks, you'd be surprised at how much the 1.5lb difference makes.
     
  7. coupdetat macrumors 6502

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    The screen on the MBA is a huge step above the new MB's. It's just barely glossy and painfully bright on the max setting.

    Keep it! It's a great second computer for anyone who needs more than a netbook on the go.
     
  8. mhnajjar macrumors 6502a

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    May I ask where you got it from? You can PM me for privacy :p

    I have always had issues with the 1st gen MBA and I have been waiting for the 2nd gen but I might just get one for that price since I do not have my old one any more.

    I might get it for this price over the 2nd gen just because it is going to be a second computer next to my 3.06 iMac.
     
  9. yespi thread starter macrumors member

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    I got it from eBay for $1100 plus they have a 10% discount so total was $1000
    Btw I lately saw a few MBA going on eBay for that price or even cheaper so you might be lucky.

    And no I'm not selling it I'm totally in love with it :) it works like a charm besides for that creepy fan noise :( when it lays on my bed.

    Thanks guys
     
  10. mhnajjar macrumors 6502a

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    Hopefully this is going to be my last question to you.

    I am not able to see anything cheap than $1300 on ebay and how did you get that 10% coupon?
     
  11. allmIne macrumors 6502a

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    Why start a thread about whether it's the right choice for you if you then go on to say you love it and won't be selling it?

    And to the poster above; ebay listings change all the time. That's the nature of an auction site.
     
  12. yespi thread starter macrumors member

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    Sorry. but when I asked this question I didn't had it than, and was confused by all the negative posts here in the forums, but now that I got it I can't give it up.
    :)
     
  13. yespi thread starter macrumors member

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    Here is a few links on ebay that might end up good for you.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Apple-Macbook-Air-1-8GHz-2GB-64GB-SSD-NEW_W0QQitemZ280279896915QQihZ018QQcategoryZ111422QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    http://cgi.ebay.com/BRAND-NEW-APPLE-MACBOOK-AIR-INTEL-CORE2DUO-1-6GHZ-80GB_W0QQitemZ250316011907QQihZ015QQcategoryZ111422QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    http://cgi.ebay.com/MACBOOK-AIR-1-8-NEW-AWESOME-SAVINGS_W0QQitemZ200268995375QQihZ010QQcategoryZ111422QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    I guess that the trick is not to go up with the price until the last second that's what I saw when I was bidding, I wasn't lucky either for more than 15 times, :( just keep trying and good luck. :)
     
  14. gooddeal macrumors regular

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    You really need to be careful when dealing with ebay.

    "THE HARD DRIVE HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM THE SYSTEM.":eek:

    "IT HAS NEVER BEEN REGISTERED SO YOU CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE FULL MANUFACTURES WARRANTY."

    I think the warranty starts on the day of purchase regardless when you register the product.
     

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