Thinking about a Macbook Air

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Motionblurrr, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. Motionblurrr macrumors 6502

    Jul 1, 2008
    So long story short: I had a conversation with a tech guy at my job as he was fixing our computers and he told me his boss won a "top of the line Apple laptop" in some raffle. I asked him if it was the Macbook Pro or the Macbook Air. Usually "top of the line" means the most expensive one to some people. He said he didn't know and he emailed him the question and telling him that I'm interested in it right then and there.

    He mentioned that his boss said he was probably selling it for $1,500 unopened since he doesn't like Apple computers and has to use Windows for his job. Okay cool, it shows no care for letting it go at all.

    This could mean it could be the 1.8ghz 64GB SSD drive version of the Macbook Air or a fully loaded Macbook Pro.

    To be honest, I would only use a laptop for internet, pictures, music and maybe movies. I know that it doesn't come with an optical drive but I'm assuming there is a way to rip DVD's and transfer them to an Air? Can the Macbook Air handle Photoshop with heavy images easily? I've seen slower computers run Photoshop alright but the Macbook Air IS a new-ish laptop....

    I've played with both the Macbook Pro and Macbook Air and I can say--physically--I like the Macbook Air more. The gigantic gaps from the keyboard and the track pad of the Macbook Pro is an eye sore to me. It's almost as if it's wasted space.

    Is $1,500 a good price for a brand new Macbook Air? IS the Macbook Air good for me?

    I already have a PC Desktop for my heavy stuff (image editing, music production, movies, etc) so not having a primary computer isn't a problem. I'm going back to school soon this Fall and I can see a Macbook Air coming in handy when I'm walking with 2 text books and a folder :)

    I would NOT mind having a Macbook Pro for that price since it would be fully loaded but I haven't received the specs yet--I'll get them in a couple days I think (yay for push email on iPhone!) while I'm gone for vacation the next week.

    I would get it if it's a Macbook Pro, but I was wondering if it is truly the 1.8ghz Macbook Air would it be worth it? Would I be missing out on the optical drive and a bunch of ports on the side? I don't travel much so having it around the house would be sweet (3lbs!).

    PS: I have to say, I did get extremely jealous while waiting in line for the iPhone 3G--this one wealthy looking business dude busted out an Air and started mooching off the Apple store's WiFi and he was just chillin' there sitting on the floor browsing websites and sending emails--working. I was like damn that would be awesome to have! A super light ultraportable device.

    I guess this is more of a "HOLY **** I MIGHT GET A TOP OF THE LINE MACBOOK" thread :eek: yay I'm happy :D
  2. SFStateStudent macrumors 604


    Aug 28, 2007
    San Francisco California, USA
    It's probably the MBA 1.6/80GB, since those are going for about $1799+ and the MBP is about $1999+, but then again the Black MB 2.4 Penryn 250GB is going for $1499. Either way, it's a great deal, take it. :cool:
  3. Molopo macrumors regular

    Jul 23, 2008
    If it's the 1.6GHz/80gig model, don't get it. You can get a way better deal on eBay with the microsoft live 25% off deal.
  4. barijazz macrumors 6502

    Dec 29, 2007
    Might want to hold the air first you could rip it in half on accident:p
  5. branden3112 macrumors newbie

    Jul 25, 2008
    what is this "microsoft live" deal and where can i get it?
  6. naid macrumors regular

    Mar 13, 2008
    "Top of the line" could mean anything, including a regular Macbook. Hopefully it's something more juicy but there's only one way to find out...

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