Schizo macbook pro owner: I miss my MBA!

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by PDE, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. PDE macrumors 68020

    Nov 16, 2005
    I sold my macbook pro about a month ago to get a macbook air. I was so excited but had some issues that resulted in three replacements and finally my decision to ask for a refund and get one of the new penryn macbook pros. I just had bad luck and didn't want to keep replacing.

    Today I was at tekserve and couldn't stop myself from playing with their demo MBA. God I miss it! My MBP is such a huge, heavy, clumsy machine in comparison! I miss the thinness, the build-quality, the weight and the unity of the machine - and the sheer excitement and fun of using it. The MBP is a great computer, but it feels much less solid in terms of build and design.

    the MBA is one of those notebooks that pulls you in, entices you and begs you to use it. It's fun! Not many laptops can do that. I miss it tremendously, but I can't swap again because it will prove my insanity and mac addiction once and for all and my friends will leave me.

  2. hotsauce macrumors 6502a

    Sep 7, 2005
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    You came to the right place. Go on, go pick up an MBA. Who says you can't have both. Don't worry, we won't judge.
  3. arcanic macrumors regular


    Jun 1, 2007
    Charlotte, NC
    Haha...that's exactly what I did....I carry my Air to work and pro is now my home desktop...I got it attached to a 28" Viewsonic....*sniff*

  4. sushi Moderator emeritus


    Jul 19, 2002
    Heck, why not! :D
  5. eRondeau macrumors 6502a


    Mar 3, 2004
    Canada's South Coast
    Well in that case, might as well buy three. My iBook G4 is getting a little tired... :apple:
  6. AreanFSL macrumors 6502

    Feb 7, 2007
  7. avigalante macrumors 6502


    Feb 18, 2007
    New York City
    So weird... I was at that store today (and I hadn't been in ages)!
  8. mcvaughan macrumors 6502a

    Aug 9, 2007
    Houston, TX
    Best of both worlds, IMO. My MBP and MBA are two peas in a pod. :)
  9. rom macrumors regular

    Jun 7, 2006
    Planned on selling my MBP before I got my MBA... thought that I'd play with the MBA first. Now, I am drawn towards not selling the MBP *AND* keeping the MBA!

    I might just sell the MBP with the next iMac/Mac Mini speed bump. :D
  10. gregk205 macrumors member

    Feb 16, 2008
    New York

    I agree.. Go and pick one up.. Its only money.. lol I now have 3 Macs less then a year old... MB,MBA, And my new Penryn MBP will be here tomorrow. Oh and it's Glossy...:D
  11. PDE thread starter macrumors 68020

    Nov 16, 2005
    Hmm, I guess posting about my techno-lust here in the MBA forum was a bad idea! I mean, you guys are all subversive! I don't really want/need two computers, nor can I justify it financially. Just don't like the hassle of having to keep things synced. So the MBA would have to be my main machine, but I think I'd be ok with that. Just don't want to get another lemon.

    I feel schizo, but it's hard to go back to the MBP once you've savored the exquisiteness of the MBA....
  12. PDE thread starter macrumors 68020

    Nov 16, 2005
    Macs have turned into a major distraction in my otherwise happy and peaceful life. Living in NYC also means that there seems to be an apple store lurking around every corner, waiting to lure me in and seduce me into parting with money. The more I try to convince myself that replacing my great MBP penryn with a MBA, the more I feel confused and unable to make a decision. I love the MBA, but the MBP makes so much more sense in terms of functionality as a primary computer. What the MBA has going for it is weight, size and gorgeous design but really not much else. I used to think that the MBP was sleek and svelte, but now it seems large and bulky and a real drag to carry around on buses and subways.

    Maybe I need Apple therapy? Somebody to help me with my Apple addiction and advise me how to control this really serious bout of applelustitis that I'm going through. After all, it's just a computer! Or is it....? Help......
  13. xparaparafreakx macrumors 65816

    Jul 29, 2005
    I love my MBA and it comes along with me everywhere I go.

    Now before those MBP/MB users come talk about their machine, I have a MBP 17" also so don't even think about going there.

    There is nothing wrong with having both machines so start walking to the apple store and get yourself a MBA.
  14. mac jones macrumors 68040

    Apr 6, 2006
    best leave it alone.

    This stuff can be a serious addiction (so can most anything, actually)
    And a very damaging one financially.

    These people make a joke out of it but they are not your friends and either; could not give a **** , are irresponsible (most likely), or are addicted themselves.

    How about that guy who casually says that he replaced his MBP 12 times, to get it 'just right'. It sounded like it was normal for him.(intervention, I think)

    Just like a crack house

    (no smily faces)
  15. hotdamn macrumors 6502

    Jan 24, 2007
    Ottawa, ON, Canada
    Listen to him, PDE.
    Don't just go out and buy one, consider your finances carefully, truthfully evaluate your options. I know it's damn nice, but at the end of the day, it's just a laptop.
    Knowing you have money in the bank is a really nice pillow to sleep on.
  16. mcvaughan macrumors 6502a

    Aug 9, 2007
    Houston, TX
  17. fredrickyoon macrumors regular


    Feb 14, 2008
    Seoul, South Korea
    Go on and get it. :)

    Bought my 24 inch 2.8 GHz Extreme iMac Aluminium with 500 GB HD in Dec 07
    Bought my 17 inch 2.6 GHz MacBook Pro SR Processor with 200 GB HD in Jan 08
    Bought my 13.3 inch 1.8 GHz 64 GD SSD MacBook Air in Feb 08

    Why not go for everything.


    Enjoying everything right now (Apple family).
  18. Scott6666 macrumors 65816


    Feb 2, 2008
    Don't be seduced. Stick with a nice quiet MBP. Save your sanity down the line.

  19. kockgunner macrumors 68000


    Sep 24, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    I agree. Don't listen to people on forums. They don't know your financial situation and many of them seem indifferent to having a budget (and are frankly quite immature). The comments may sound like all fun and games (especially with all the smileys) but can be dangerous if you let them get to you. I know someone who didn't know how to manage their money and know the person is in a financial rut. She was planning to sell her house in another country but due to legal problems, she couldn't. Now she has to return many of her large purchases like TVs and furniture. These purchases may seem trivial at the moment but when you really need that extra $2000 dollars, you'll be grateful that you saved it.
  20. bcaslis macrumors 68020

    Mar 11, 2008
    While I don't necessarily think the OP should get an MBA (unless he wants to :) ), I don't agree that an MBP is quieter. My MBA with SSD is silent unless the fans are running full blast and that happens only about 1% of the time. The MBP on the other hand is spinning one of those old fashioned things called a hard drive and is much noisier and with some vibration compared to my MBA. ;)
  21. heatmiser macrumors 68020

    Dec 6, 2007
    This is pretty much the only good advice in this thread. I'd advise you to listen to these folks.
  22. Crossbone macrumors regular

    Jan 12, 2008
    I currently have a MacBook Pro. This summer I plan on getting a MacBook Air.
    Not to replace, but to add on. Leave my Pro at home. Take the Air everywhere.
  23. steve31 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 20, 2007
    Edmonton Canada
    ha ha you got me beat:D when I read this I had to show it to my wife to prove that I am not the only one that needs (wants) both!!! I have been looking at the blk macbook and thinking it would be nice to add a third;) lol
  24. ddd269 macrumors regular


    Jun 5, 2007
    Torrance, CA
    Even though PDE has asked for help deciding... he already made up his mind to get a MBA. He's got issues like most of us here and will cave in to get ting the MBA. The right thing to do is to save save save, but you know what's going to happen.
  25. izibo macrumors 6502

    Oct 6, 2004
    Sorry to hear you had to go through 3 replacements. I had to replace my week 2 for a week 11 due to the core-shut down issues... but now I'm as happy as a clam! :D

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