Trade 1.8 SSD MBA for Macbook?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Mikebuzzsaw, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. Mikebuzzsaw macrumors 6502

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    Since new Macbook came out, who's trading in their MBA for the new Macbook? I'm tempted to swap, but portability is my number one need.


    I will mainly use this computer for school and I lug it around everywhere. Mostly word, photoshop, music, games, etc. I have an imac at home to do the heavy work. Power in the MBA has been a bit lacking and it does heat up fast. I wonder if I should just jump to Macbook since its only 2lbs difference.
     
  2. aaandrewww macrumors member

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    2 pounds is quite a bit when you are carrying it around everywhere. I have a powerbook and a 17 inch macbook and they are about 2 pounds different in weight and my back certainly notices.

    I wouldn't trade for that reason.
     
  3. Mikebuzzsaw thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. neiltc13 macrumors 68040

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    Well if you went for the SSD option you clearly have plenty of money to waste on things. I got the new MacBook today and it is a great machine and it is highly recommended. I don't really see the point of the Air.
     
  5. bidwalj macrumors 6502a

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    traded my air for the macbook due to my air's heating and core shut down problems. It was my only computer so it was more of a problem.


    For lugging it around, you will clearly notice the weight difference. if you dont have core shut down problems, i would stick with the air
     

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