New MBA Ordered! How exciting!

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by ikonq, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. ikonq macrumors member

    Apr 30, 2006
    I haven't ordered a Mac since 2006. I forgot how exciting it was :D!

    So TNT are on their way to my cosy little Australian home, bringing me;
    MacBook Air 13" 1.86GHz/2GB/128GB SSD
    MobileMe 1 Year Subscription
    iWork '09 Family Pack
    Apple 45W Magsafe Power Adapter for Air
    Apple USB Ethernet Adapter
    Mini Display Port to VGA Adapter
    Mini Display Port to DVI Adapter
    iPod Nano 8GB (4th Gen Green)
    Speck See-Thru MacBook Air Clear Shell
    STM Cargo Small Laptop Bag.

    It's like christmas again!

    So my questions to you, MBA Forum-ers is...

    How did you get your air?
    Did you order it separately, and get all your bits and bobs later? Did you wait and buy everything together?
    What accessories did you buy, and what did you decide against? Why?
    What are the staple accessories that everyone has?
  2. mikey28 macrumors 6502

    Aug 6, 2008
    OOOOH. congratulations. I know how exciting this can be. I got my rev b 1.8/SSD only 2 weeks ago. You will love it.

    Let's see. Because I had the rev a, I knew that there were certain things that I would need immediately:

    Trackpad Cover film (the trackpad gets oily pretty fast, and that really ages your machine)

    Screen protector (I have a static cling film on the screen, but the I like the cloth ones that you use when you put the machine away too.)

    Invisible Shield for at least the bottom of the AIR. It REALLY does protect from scratches.

    A case or sleeve (I have the incase carrying case, but I also have/use SEVERAL others--I kinda went crazy over these)

    Those things I knew I needed right away, and bought them along with my AIR at the time. But looking at your list, you have already spent quite a bit.

  3. yoppie macrumors 6502a

    Oct 19, 2007
    Congratulations on your new MBA purchase. Hope you enjoy it and all the accessories you bought along with it.
  4. orpheus1120 macrumors 65816


    Jan 23, 2008
    Not worried about the lines and flickering issues?
  5. chewbaccacabra macrumors regular


    Mar 20, 2008
    Cool! I have never even gotten to use any SSD model. Have a new 1.6/120 replacement under warranty for my original 1.6/80. Put the clear Speck case on it the day the Apple Store gave me the new one a couple of weeks ago. I was just so excited to get a new Air and felt I should protect it. Never owned a case on the original, just a sleeve. Not sure I like the thickness of the case, but I sort of feel obligated to use it since it was $50. :rolleyes:

    Never had any "oily" issues on the trackpad.
  6. ikonq thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 30, 2006
    Not at all. Upgrading from a Rev. A MBP Which had processor whine and flickering issues. So i'm used to flickering. :D

    From the research I did into the air before buying, The lines don't look too bad to me (personal opinion, I'm not trying to upset anyone else here), however If I find that they are a problem, it's a simple fix. I'll return it and get another. I have habit of getting DOA machines, and not just from Apple. :D

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