Thinking of buying an Air

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by gadgetgirl85, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040


    Mar 24, 2006
    I am going to wait until October 14th to see if any updates occur for the MB or MBP. If not, I am seriously considering a MBA. I would mainly be using it for uni work/listening to music/word tasks etc. Would it suit my needs? I like things to load pretty snappy, like on my imac. Any advice?
  2. Elven macrumors 6502a


    May 13, 2008
    Every AIR I have used while in my local store has been pretty quick.
  3. SFStateStudent macrumors 604


    Aug 28, 2007
    San Francisco California, USA
    Three SNAPS here in the San Francisco Bay Area...:p Very snappy when downloading, ripping DVDs, surfing the net, the list is long. You need to experience it for yourself at the nearest Apple Store, BestBuy or Fry's Electronics. (Oh wait, you are "down under" or from the Big Pond) :cool:
  4. bytodaystandrds macrumors member

    Sep 20, 2008
    It's fast!
    But bottlenecks with media much easier than your iMac, mind you... don't expect a workhorse.
    But if you like it get it!!!.. i would:)
  5. Macdick macrumors member

    Feb 27, 2008

    Dont waste your money ,you will regret big time mark my word MBA is useless and will be discontinued soon !
  6. gooddeal macrumors regular


    Aug 3, 2008
    A good computer for every day tasks. I got rid of my 6 months old Macbook after about 1 month of using the Air. If you care about money like some people here (they cannot figure out why they need to spend more money but get less power than a Macbook), this might not be the best computer for you.
  7. mmacnama macrumors newbie

    Jun 30, 2008
    Love the air, great computer, won't be switching any time soon! I'm a fairly demanding user and it does almost everything I require even though I have a powerful PC as my main comp, I hardly ever use it.

    :apple: 1.8, 80GB, Glossy :apple:
  8. gcmexico macrumors 6502a


    Dec 22, 2007
    New York City
    LOL!!..sure...that machine is incredible, not perfect, but a great machine...I love my MBA
  9. gotzero macrumors 68040

    Jan 6, 2007
    Mid-Atlantic, US
    I recently got one after being continually puzzled why anyone would want such a device. Owning an EEE made me ready to get an MBA, I realized that there were not that many power intensive tasks that I really wanted to do on the go with any frequency.

    My only complaint so far is the battery life. Like the iphone, towards the end of the day, I start getting worried about whether it will make it through the evening. I figured I would be cursing the 1.6, the 2GB of RAM, and the ipod HDD all the time, but I find all three to be just fine for my current mobile needs. I do not sit around thinking "what a slow and underpowered computer" like I thought I would. The lack of ports is just fine with me too, something I never would have guessed.
  10. aleni macrumors 68020

    Jun 2, 2006
    Get the MBA! but watch out for the annoying cpu being locked only at 800mhz when overheating and makes watching youtube really choppy.

    i even reapplied the thermal paste with arctic silver to lower down the temp a little bit and watching youtube has been fine since then.
  11. ntrigue macrumors 68040


    Jul 30, 2007
    My first experience was a 2.33gHz MBP, I sold it. I purchased a 1.8gHz to tide myself over until the Nehalem Macbook Pro's are released. Tell you what. If I don't get back into graphc arts I could own this for years!
  12. RichardF macrumors 6502a


    Oct 27, 2006
    New York City

    I think your username matches your comment very nicely... and vice versa.
  13. Cheffy Dave macrumors 68030

    Cheffy Dave

    Feb 5, 2007
    Sunny Florida, on the Gulf Coast in Homosassa Fl
    NOT, discontinued?? try updated, and then I'm in:eek:;):apple::apple:

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