Soon to be Macbook Air Owner

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by libertyranger10, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. libertyranger10 macrumors member

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    Hello Everyone,

    I ordred a macbook air on amazon this past sunday during the Kindle promotional offer. Ended up paying 987.99 for the base 13" model with a 128gb hard drive. I haven't owned mac since leopard and am not sure how much space the OS takes up.

    So....when I get my macbook in, how much does Lion take up on the hard drive? How much space will I have for my stuff?

    Thanks,
    Mike
     
  2. scarred macrumors 6502a

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    I think you start with about 105 gigs free.

    It feels small, and I was all worried. Then I just closed my eyes and installed everything I needed, and I'm at 60 gigs free. So thankfully I'm ok. This is not my main computer though. The big thing for me is I don't have parallels or bootcamp, so a bit more breathing room.

    I'm eagerly awaiting a thunderbolt hdd!
     
  3. dread macrumors 6502a

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    I read you only loose 5 gigs to start. 23 seems like a lot
     
  4. pil0tflame macrumors member

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    The formatted & partitioned size of the SSD works out to a little less than 128GB of usable space right from the get go. So between that and the space Lion takes up, 105GB of free space seems about right.
     
  5. Fraaaa macrumors 65816

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    When I turn on the MBA the OS + iLife was about 20GB.
     

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