Thinking of getting a MacBook Air

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Isotopecrunch, May 9, 2012.

  1. Isotopecrunch macrumors newbie

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    I currently have a MacBook Pro (2009) and love it. Recently, it has been recommended to me that get a new laptop, in particular a MacBook Air. I've been doing research about it and thinking of getting MBA 13-inch, with 256GB hard drive/flash storage.

    My concern is whether that the flash storage is enough, consider I currently have a 500 gb hard drive. I will mainly use the MBA for word docs, photos, email/ Internet, movies and videos. I plan to have an external hard drive if I get it.

    Any advice on whether I should get it now, or will Apple be releasing a newer MBA this summer; and if so, would the hd be larger?

    Any thoughts and advice on the MBA?
     
  2. 3dflyboy1 macrumors 6502

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    If you don't need it, then wait a month or so for the new model. Unless you really want it. For me the ivy bridge MBAs won't be worth upgrading.
     
  3. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I love my MBA 13"
    Went from a 17" MBP

    I have the size you mentioned, and a portable external drive to store my movies, et. al. if needed

    Excellent mobility choice
     
  4. dutchnewbie macrumors regular

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    Why won't you wait untill the new macbook pro's/air's are arrived perhaps they have more hd capacity so that it could be easier to decide what model you will buy
     
  5. jojoba macrumors 68000

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    Yes, I'd probably hang on a bit for the update if I were you. But the airs are fantastic devices, I'm sure you won't regret it.
     
  6. Isotopecrunch thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sounds like a newer MBA is coming out in June-July. I can wait for the new MBA. Does anyone know the specs?
     
  7. JD92 macrumors 6502a

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    No one knows the specs yet, but it's a fairly sure thing that they'll use Intel's new Ivy Bridge chips which give a small bump in CPU performance, a fairly decent bump in GPU performance, and lower power consumption compared to the current generation. It's also likely they'll support USB 3.

    There's also rumours of retina displays, increased RAM, increased SSD capacity etc. but these aren't sure things. It's also possible the MacBook Pro line could have a redesign this year, adopting a more Air like body and weight which might be of interest to you.
     
  8. Matthew9559 macrumors 6502a

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    Good call!

    There are rumors but nothing known of.
     
  9. nissan.gtp macrumors 6502

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    yep, the Air is a great system, super light and plenty fast. I've thought about replacing my iMac with a Thunderbolt display. Kinda depends on the prices for the new iMacs, since they should be usable as an external display.

    dang decisions :D
     

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